Clay Aiken – Happy Spring

Happy first day of Spring!

Today, March 19, 2020

we celebrate the vernal equinox,

which means soon flowers will bloom.

Has anyone ever told you that you can balance a raw egg on end on the first day of spring?  They think that somehow the pull of gravity is more equal on this day because the sun is more directly overhead. There is no scientific support for this.

The egg legend apparently got its start in 1945 when a reporter for Life Magazine wrote a story about a Chinese ritual in which people stood eggs on end on the first day of spring.  But the Chinese recognized the first day of spring in early February, or about six weeks before the spring equinox!

Later, in 1983, one hundred New Yorkers got together on March 20 to balance eggs, and an article about the event appeared in the New Yorker magazine. A year later, five thousand New Yorkers repeated the tradition on the first day of spring, and the egg legend grew.


The truth is that if you can get a raw egg to balance upright on the spring equinox, you can get it to balance any other day of the year. The pull of gravity or the position of the sun in the sky has nothing to do with it.  So don’t spread this unscientific rumor, or you’ll end up with egg on your face!


The Way/Solitaire was the second commercial double A-side CD single by Clay Aiken.  The song was released on March 16, 2004 by RCA. The record peaked at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 and was certified platinum.


The music video for The Way was directed by Diane Martel. Clay wanted to hire everyday people to play the couples in the video and turned down the  traditional Hollywood types.

I have always liked The Way and I thought the video was excellent.  

When was the last time you watched this video?

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4 thoughts on “Clay Aiken – Happy Spring

  1. Thank you for the pictures and the video. I did not know about the egg story. Happy Spring to everyone. I l like the song 'The Way' I like the video a lot. It has been a long time since I saw the video. It is one of my favorite videos. Thank you for the memories.

  2. Dang!!! I’ve never left a comment here, but that really got me! It’s been at least 15 years since I watched that, and when he sang the, “I get all choked up inside…” the tingles went down my back just like they used to! But more importantly, I forgot how sweet that video is – no glammed up models, no implied sex – and it’s just riveting. I’m still so proud to be a Clay fan.

  3. thanks so very much for the pictures and video and a very happy spring to everyone ilike the video the way its been such along time since ive seen the video

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