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Perhaps the next Wrigleyville Block Party, Aug. 19-21, could play this Cubs Countdown of top hits. (Photo by David Banks)
In honor of Vine Line‘s first-ever Music Issue this month, we thought it would be fun to see what the Billboard Top 100′s number 1 song was at the time of some of your favorite Cubs players’ births:
- When Darwin Barney was born on Nov. 8, 1985, the country was jamming to “Part-Time Lover” by Stevie Wonder.
- “Southern Nights” by Glen Campbell was the number 1 song when Ryan Dempster, whose birthday is May 3, 1977, made his first appearance in the world.
- “Best of My Love” by The Emotions was the Billboard Top 100’s number 1 song on Aug. 30, 1977, when Marlon Byrd was born.
- When Jeff Samardzija was born on Jan. 23, 1985, “Like a Virgin” by Madonna was the most popular song cruising through the airwaves.
Here are some more of the No. 1 songs on Cubs players’ birthdays:
- Blake DeWitt, Aug. 20, 1985- “Shout” by Tears for Fears
- Reed Johnson, Dec. 8, 1976- “Tonight’s the Night” by Rod Stewart
- Casey Coleman, July 3, 1987- “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” by Whitney Houston
- Mike Quade, March 12, 1957- “You Don’t Owe Me a Thing” by Johnnie Ray
- Sean Marshall, Aug. 30, 1982- “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor
Experience Vine Line and the Cubs like never before: Darwin Barney gives an exclusive performance on the Hilton Chicago’s grand piano and talks about his rookie season in Chicago. It’s an extra look inside our July edition, Vine Line’s first-ever Music Issue. Don’t miss it: Subscribe to Vine Line today.
Former Beatle Paul McCartney tours Wrigley Field for two nights on July 31 and Aug. 1, and with the upcoming Music Issue of Vine Line hitting your mailbox soon, we asked four Cubs who they’d most like to see rock the Friendly Confines. Subscribe or give a gift today.
Reed Johnson, OF
“I’m a big Pearl Jam guy. I enjoy Eddie Vedder loving this organization. I think that means a lot as well. We were fortunate enough to see him solo a couple years ago at a small venue.”
Sean Marshall, LHP
“I’d like to see Kings of Leon. They’ve been playing some good music for a while—and the last couple years, songs like ‘Closer.’”
Randy Wells, RHP
“I’m more into smaller, not-so-mainstream groups. I’d like to see [country act] Randy Rogers Band. They’re blowing up now, though. I’d probably like to see the Eagles.”
Darwin Barney, IF
“Honestly, I’ve never been to a concert before. My wife and I are trying to figure out a good time to go, but we would like to see Coldplay or The Fray. I think they’d be awesome concerts.”
Featuring one of our coolest covers ever, the July issue of Vine Line marks our first-ever Music Issue and an insider’s look at the Cubs’ visit to Fenway Park:
- Playing the keystone: Darwin Barney has stepped up to star on baseball’s biggest stage.
- Pitching in and rockin’ out: Justin Berg plays the drums at Buddy Guy’s Legends Club.
- The Profile: Ted Butterman of the Cubs’ Dixieland Band
- Stretching out with Cubs organist Gary Pressy
- Feels like home: The Cubs visit Fenway Park for the first time in 93 years.
- Glory Days: 9 innings with Carmen Fanzone
- Farm Report: Going on the offensive, 2011 draft review
- Minor league notebooks and more …
Get your insider’s pass to Wrigley Field today at cubs.com/vineline.
July Vine Line cover boy Darwin Barney made the most of his eighth-inning base running, advancing to third on a Carlos Peña double off the wall …
… and then just beating the throw home on a ground ball up the middle. The Cubs won 1-0. (Photo by Stephen Green)
Darwin Barney continues his outstanding two-way play in Boston today at 6:10 p.m. CT on FOX. (Photo by Stephen Green)