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Happy Birthday To Us: With The Music Of Ne-Yo, Chuck Berry, The Doobie Brothers, And Eminem

It’s Our Birthday

Every one has at least one day a year that is the most ego-boosting day of the year. So far, for us, that day is today. Why? It’s our birthday. Through the assistance of the internet, we’ve regularly been sent messages of appreciation and love from friends, family, and fans all at the same time.  Therefore we thought we’d write this post as a way of sharing the experience with all of you.

A handful of well known Pop music favorites share a birthday with us. So in that shared honor, we thought we’d pick a track from each so we could all party together.  We’ve listed them below.

One of the most famous people who share our birthday is Chuck Berry. Berry was born on this day in 1926. Over the years, when speaking about his music, Berry has gone down in history for his genre defining hit, “Johnny B. Goode”, which was released on Chess Records in 1958. Berry also had a surprise hit in 1972, when he covered Dave Bartholomew’s “My Ding-A-Ling”. He is 87 today.


We love em both for different reasons so they’re listed below.


Chuck Berry

“Johnny B. Goode”

Chess Records

Chuck Berry

“My Ding-A-Ling”

Chess Records

Another person who performed one of our favorite songs was born on this day in history in 1952. His name was Keith Knudson of The Doobie Brothers.

 When DJing parties together as kids, we had to always get into some of the older groups, and this was one of them. At parties with mixed company/ages we made a habit of playing their 1979 number 1 hit “What A Fool Believes”, which was written by the bands then lead singer Michael McDonald, and “Foot Loose” hit maker Kenny Loggins. It appeared on the band’s Minute By Minute album. According to chart records, it was one of the few non-disco oriented hits of that whole year. It looks like our taste matched with the stuff that lasted. Check it out below and see if you agree.

The Doobie Brothers

“What A Fool Believes”

Warner Bros Records

Next up is Motown Records current VP of A&R, R&B singer Ne-Yo. After fighting to find his way into the industry by writing for stand outs like Mario, Mary J, Blige, Christina Millian, B2K, Faith Even, Musiq Soul Child, and many others, he finally got his breakthrough opportunity when he was singed to Def Jam Records by Jay-Z and LA Reid. Soon after, he released his debut album In My Own Words in 2005. It featured his first number 1 hit “So Sick.”


“So Sick”

Def Jam Records/IDJMG

One of our favorites of his comes from his second album Because Of You. It is called “Can We Chill.” Check it out.


“Can We Chill”

Def Jam Records/ IDJMG

In related birthday News, Rapper Eminem turned 41 yesterday. He also released his latest single “Rap God” to VEVO on Monday October 14th. He uses it to lyrically flex and put Hip Hop’s youngsters in their place. Aside from using some controversial derogatory language, he does exactly what he set out to do. Based on what we heard, we feel he could be doing it for another 20 years. Take a listen Parental discretion advised. Enjoy!


“Rap God” (Explicit)

Shady/Aftermath/Interscope Records

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