#1 Song July 11 2007

3 min read Jun 11, 2024
#1 Song July 11 2007

The #1 Song on July 11, 2007

Do you remember the summer of 2007? It was a hot one, and the music was even hotter! On July 11, 2007, the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart was none other than...

"Hey There Delilah" by Plain White T's

This catchy acoustic ballad was the breakout hit from the Illinois-based rock band Plain White T's. Written by lead vocalist Tom Higgenson, the song tells the story of a long-distance relationship between two friends, Delilah and the song's narrator.

The song's simplicity, coupled with its memorable melody and heartfelt lyrics, made it an instant hit with music fans. It spent 14 weeks at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it one of the biggest hits of the summer of 2007.

The song's success was a surprise to many, including the band itself. In an interview, Tom Higgenson revealed that the song was originally written as a lullaby for his niece, and was never intended to be a hit single.

Despite its humble beginnings, "Hey There Delilah" went on to become a cultural phenomenon, with its catchy chorus and heartfelt lyrics resonating with music fans of all ages.

Fun Facts

  • "Hey There Delilah" was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA and sold over 4 million copies in the United States alone.
  • The song was originally released in 2006, but it wasn't until 2007 that it gained mainstream success.
  • Tom Higgenson wrote the song for a stalker he had, Delilah DiCrescenzo, who was a athlete at Columbia University.

Relive the magic of the summer of 2007 and give "Hey There Delilah" a listen – we promise you'll be singing along in no time!

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