Use this website to find out what was the #1 pop song in America when you were born. For me it was Ray Steven’s novelty song, “The Streak”. As a side, I had no idea that this song was #1 for 12 straight weeks. I guess people needed something dumb to get their minds off of the closing days of Watergate.
#1 Song on this Date
Well.. I was born naked, so its somewhat appropo…

For the next few years he continued to release music from gospel to comedy. In 1974, while flying to Los Angeles, Ray read an article about a new fad among college students called streaking. He made a few notes and decided he would finish the song later. By the time Ray recorded “The Streak” 15 or 16 other streaking records were already on the market. Ray took the song to the #1 pop station in Nashville and they played it and the phones lit up like they’ve never lit up before. The record was released five days after 33-year-old advertising executive Robert Opel sneaked into the 1974 Academy Awards broadcast and “streaked” across the Oscar stage past David Niven. This made front page news and the release of “The Streak” was perfect timing. Ray’s record beat out all the others to be his second #1 pop hit.

Hello, everyone, This is your Action News reporter
With all the news that is news across the nation on the scene at the supermarket
There seems to have been some disturbance here
Pardon me, sir, did you see what happened

Yeah, I did. I’s standin’ over there by the tomaters and here he comes
Runnin’ through the pole beans, through the fruits ”n’ vegetables
Nekked as a jaybird
‘n’ I hollered over t’Ethel, I said “DON’T LOOK, ETHEL”, ‘n’ it’s too late
She’d already been INcensed

(Here he comes)
Looka dat, looka dat
(There he goes)
Looka dat, looka dat
(And he ain’t wearin’ no clothes)

Whoa, yes they call him The Streak
(Looka dat, looka dat)
Fastest thing on two feet
Looka dat, looka dat
He’s just as proud as he can be of his anatomy
He gun give us a peek
Oh, yes they call him The Streak
(Looka dat, looka dat)
He likes to show off his physique
(Looka dat, looka dat)
If there’s an audience to be found
He’ll be streakin’ A-round invitin’ public critique

This is your Action News reporter once again and we’re here at the gas station
Pardon me, sir, did you see what happened

Yeah, I did
I’s just in here gettin’ my tawres checked ‘n’ he just appeared outta the back
Come streakin’ around the grease rack there-didn’t have nuthin on but a smile
I looked at her and Ethel was gettin’ ‘er a cold drink
I hollered “DON’T LOOK, ETHEL” But it’s too late, she’d already been MOONED
Flashed her right there in front of the shock absorbers

(He ain’t crude)
(Looka dat, looka dat)
(He ain’t rude)
(Looka dat, looka dat)
(He’s just in the mood to run in the nude)

Whoa, yes they call him The Streak
(Looka dat, looka dat)
He likes to turn the other cheek
(Looka dat, looka dat)
He’s always makin’ the news wearin’ just his tennis shoes
Guess you could call him unique

Once again, your Action News reporter in the booth at the gym
Covering the disturbance at the basketball playoff
Pardon me, sir, did you see what happened

Yeah, I did
Halftime, I’s just goin’ down there to get Ethel a snow cone
Here he come, right outta the cheap seats, dribblin’
Right down the middle of the floor
Didn’t have on nothin’ but his Keds
Made a hook shot and got out through the concession stand
I hollered up at Ethel, I said “DON’T LOOK, ETHEL”
Too late. She’d already got a free shot
Grandstand. Right there in front of the home team

(Whoa, yes they call him The Streak)
Here he comes again
(Looka dat, looka dat)
Who’s that with him
(Fastest thing on two feet)
“Ethel! Is that you Ethel
(Looka dat, looka dat)
(He’s just as proud as he can be)
What do you think you’re doin
(Of his anatomy )
(He gonna give us a peek)
You get your clothes on
Whoa, yes they call him The Streak
“Ethel, where you goin'”
(He likes to show off his physique)
“Ethel, you shameless hussy”
(If there’s an audience to be found)
(He’ll be streakin’ A-round)
(Invitin’ public critique)
Say it isn’t SO, Ethel
“ETHEL”

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