Monday, March 11, 2013

Today is...Bobby McFerrin’s birthday

Today is Bobby McFerrin’s birthday. McFerrin is best known for his 1988 hit “Don’t worry, be Happy.” What makes you happy?

Bobby McFerrin was born on March 11, 1950 in Manhattan, NYC.

"Don't Worry, Be Happy" was released in September 1988. It became the first a cappella song to reach #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

"One Sweet Day" by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men spent the most weeks at #1 with 16 weeks.

Nicki Minaj's Starships spent 21 weeks in the top 10, the most consecutive weeks in the top ten ever.

The song with the most total weeks on the Hot 100 is "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz, staying there for 76 weeks.

Elvis Presley has the most top 40 singles, with 80. Madonna has the most top 10 singles with 38. The Beatles hold the record for most #1 singles with 20.

Cher became the oldest female to hit #1 for "Believe" when she was 52.

Bad by Michael Jackson and Teenage Dream both hold the record for most #1 singles from an album with 5 each.

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