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Week 26: Songs
June 28, 2011, 9:52 am
Filed under: 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History, Personal History

Week 26. Songs. What was the #1 song during the week of your birth? Enter your birth date at This Day in Music ( and find out. If you were born before 1946, you can enter the year of your marriage, the birth dates of your children or some other significant event.

When I went to the suggested sight, there was nothing listed for the year of my birth. I then went to another site dMarie Time Capsule and found songs for the year, and also the prices.  I decided to compare the information for the following years.

1948 the year I was born, 1975 the year I was married, 2000 -the beginning a new century.

Songs of 1948 Songs of 1975 Songs of 2000
Buttons & Bows  Rhinestone Cowboy  Say My Name
Manana  Love Will Keep Us Together  Breathe
Woody Woodpecker  He Don’t Love You  Amazed
I’m Looking Over a 4-Leaf Clover  Fame  I Wanna Know

I am familiar with all of the songs of 1948, a couple of the ones listed for 1975, and only 1 from 2000.

Here are the prices for the  1948, 1975, and 2000

1948 Prices

1975 Prices


Bread:  $0.14/loaf

Bread:  $0.28/loaf

Bread:  $0.93/loaf

Milk: $0.86/gal

Milk: $1.40/gal

Milk: $2.78/gal

Eggs:  $0.67/doz

Eggs:  $1.26/doz

Eggs:  $1.25/doz

Car: $1550

Car: $4950

Car: $20,664

Gas $0.26/gal

Gas $0.57/gal

Gas $1.57/gal

House: $13,500

House: $42,600

House: $206,400

Stamp: $0.03/ea

Stamp: $0.10/ea

Ave Income $3,671/yr

Ave Income $15, 546/yr

Ave Income $65,500/yr

Min. Wage: $0.40/hr

Min. Wage: $2.10/hr

Min. Wage: $5.50/hr

DOW Ave: 177

DOW Ave: 852

This has been a look back in time.

52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy & History by Amy Coffin is a series of weekly blogging prompts (one for each week of 2011) that invite genealogists and others to record memories and insights about their own lives for future descendants.


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I loved the time capsule idea and I hope you don’t mind but I am going to use the same idea for my post at! Great Post!

Comment by Kellie S Thompson

You are welcome to use the idea. The comparisons showed how prices has changed over the last 60 years.
Thanks for letting know you enjoyed it.


Comment by Liblady495

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