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Music Issue extra: Cubs Countdown

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

Coming Up: Seventh-Inning stretch singers as Cubs host Marlins

Gary Sinise sings the stretch in 2006. (Photo by Stephen Green)

Here’s a current listing of the seventh-inning conductors for this week:

  • Thurday, July 14. Patrick Stump / Musician, Fall Out Boy and Gym Class Heroes
  • Friday, July 15. Barry Weiss / Star of A & E’s “Storage Wars”
  • Saturday, July 16. Andre Dawson / Hall of Fame Outfielder
  • Sunday, July 17. Gary Sinise / Actor

Cubs fans: If you missed out on Vine Line’s first-ever Music Issue, make sure to grab your copy for just $4 at Wrigley Field. It’ll only be available at the ballpark through the end of July!

Now Playing: Darwin Barney plays the keystone

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.

1000 Words: Eddie and Woody

Eddie Vedder and Kerry Wood

Musician Eddie Vedder, featured in the latest edition of Vine Line, catches up with good friend Kerry Wood in the clubhouse before Thursday’s game. Vedder conducted the stretch with Jose Cardenal and was prepared to sing it again in the 14th if not for Geovany Soto‘s walk-off homer. (Photo by Stephen Green)

The Buzz: What musical act would you like to see play Wrigley Field?

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.”

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