play that funky music

For the last two weekends, I’ve heard the folks on Weekend America discuss the significance of the #1 song on the pop charts on the day you were born. It seems that quite often that song is rather appropriate for your personality. They used a site called This day in Music to find their Birthday No. 1 songs. Turns out that the number one song on the US pop charts on the day I was born was “Play That Funky Music” by Wild Cherry.

Yeah, they were dancin’ and singin’ and movin’ to the groovin’
And just when it hit me somebody turned around and shouted

Play that funky music white boy
Play that funky music right
Play that funky music white boy
Lay down that boogie and play that funky music till you die