Best of 2004: Pop Goes ...

As is our custom here at DailyCandy, the week between Christmas and New Year’s will be dedicated to the greatest hits of 2004. Since DailyCandy Boston is a little too new for greatest hits, we’re sharing some of the best of DailyCandy Everywhere. We look forward to seeing what you give us for 2005.

Hey, don’t even think about calling us slackers. We’re wooooorking here. Have a great holiday, and thank you for being such smart, opinionated, and excellent readers.

November forecast for Leo: Recent emotional traumas force you to clean house. As Mars moves into the third house, chaos reigns …

Right. Time for a new soothsayer. Author Ian Van Tuyl has invented a system for unraveling the mysteries of the universe: Popstrology. It’s based on the idea that your fate and personality are ruled by the songs that topped the charts on the day you were born. (Oh, like astrology is soooo logical.)

Your profile is composed of your Birth Year (ruled by the band with the most number-one hits that year) and your Birthstar and Birthsong (the tune that was number one on your birthday). They don’t always match up. Take March 11, 1970. Excellent Birthsong: “Bridge over Troubled Water.” Questionable Birth Year: Jackson 5. (Sorry, Pisces. You may be Zen, but you’re pretty cheesy.)

Hopeless overachiever? Maybe your song is “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.”

Just imagine the plight of a Tiffany born in the year of U2 (you think you’re alone now, on a Sunday, bloody Sunday) or a Bon Jovi in the year of Paula Abdul (you may be living on a prayer, caught in a hit and run).

Popstrology may be so much modern Abracadabra, or simply What a Fool Believes.

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