Y’know what? I’m tired of haikuing my heart out to celebrate celebrities’ birthdays and getting nothing in return. No phone calls. No thank-you notes. No leftover gift certificates for shiatsu massage from the bottoms of their gift bags. And while I realize it’s not the fault of the half-dozen delightful musicians who turn a year older today, somebody’s got to pay the price.
With that in mind, singers and instrumentalists, line up against the wall! Today might be your big day, but no matter; you’re working at the pleasure of PopWatch. You’ll find your set list below. And Ciara (pictured)? Quit your frowning! We know you’re as much of a ham as the rest of these stars.
Helen Reddy (65 years young today): "I Am Woman"
Jon Anderson of Yes (62): "Owner of a Lonely Heart"
Chely Wright (36): "Single White Female"
Ciara (21): "Oh"
Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith (44): "Aeroplane"
Scorpions’ guitarist Matthias Jabs (50): "Rock You Like a Hurricane"