The song that has been on my brain the most this week:
- “Happy Birthday,” Steppenwolf, from the 1969 album “At Your Birthday Party.”
Saturday is my birthday, and I know I will be hearing this song. That’s because every year for my birthday, my dad plays this lovely, soulful song for me, either in person or over the phone.
He’s been playing it for me on my birthday since before I can even remember, making it even more a part of my turning one year older than cake, presents or greeting cards.
Even if the calendar reads April 3, it just isn’t my birthday until I hear John Kay crooning, “Happy birthday, sweet, sweet baby.”
Happy birthday to all the April babies out there. I recommend you play this for your sweet baby whenever his or her big day comes up on the calendar.