If you are new to The Slice Blog and decide you are going to check out all 5,790 archived blog posts in one marathon sitting, you will discover something.
In a fair number of "No. 1 song on this date" posts, the image of the record is missing. That's because one of my primary sources for these photos has begun disallowing links. And so, retroactively, quite a few pictures of vintage 45s no longer come up.
I always, 100 percent of the time, credit that site when using an image. But that's fine. There are plenty of other sources.
Besides, I have a hunch I am way more interested in old No. 1 songs than most of the blog's readers.
But I came by it honestly. When I was a little kid in the 1960s, my significantly older sister and brother were teenagers. Their lives intrigued me. And one aspect of that allure was their music. That's why I sometimes seem obsessed with pop songs that were hits when I was 10 years old.
Anyway, thanks for checking out the blog.