What song was No. 1 the day you were born?

Metafilter‘s got a link to Josh Hosler’s groovy website where you can find Billboard’s No. 1 song for every day from 1940 to the present. If I were exactly five years younger, the Emotions’ irresistible ”Best of My Love” would’ve topped the chart the day I was born, but alas, I had to settle for ”Alone Again (Naturally)” by Gilbert O’Sullivan as the soundtrack to my first day on the planet. What was America listening to the day you were born? Share the scoop with your fellow PopWatchers, por favor

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  • Nicole

    Okay, I’ll post first: The number one song the day I was born was “Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright)” by Rod Stewart. Seems more appropriate for the night one is conceived, no? At least it’s not “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy”!

  • jcoop

    ‘the first time ever i saw your face’ by roberta flack

  • Chris

    Thanks for making me feel old – I remember that song! Okay, I was only 8, but I listened to a lot of Top 40 radio!
    Mine was “She Loves You” by The Beatles. I feel a tiny bit cooler now.

  • Hannah

    “Dreams,” by Fleetwood Mac. Not as funny as my husband’s — Olvia Newton John and “I Honestly Love you.”

  • mon

    “Grease” is the word! awww yea.

  • Ashley

    “Billie Jean”-Michael Jackson…can I change my birhday?

  • Eileen

    “Band on the Run,” by Paul McCartney and Wings. If I’d come along a year later, it would’ve been “Thank God I’m A Country Boy,” by John Denver. Boy, did my parents get it right!

  • Gina G

    OH GOSH…MY BOYFRIEND IS GOING TO DIG THIS…
    1977 … “Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band” by Meco

  • Jeff Commings

    “The Way We Were” by Barbra Streisand. That explains everything.

  • Paola

    Stayin’ Aliii…iii…ve!
    A year earlier and I would’ve been jamming to
    “Blinded By the Light” My Manfred Mann!

  • Jake

    This is kind of a scary coincidence…the #1 song on September 11, 2001 was “Fallin'” by Alicia Keys. Incredible, huh?

  • Ken

    Well, I get “Sugar Sugar” by the Archies. Ehh. I was hoping for something more representative of the summer of love! My wife must be five years younger than our friend Michael Slezak — her song is Best of My Love by the Emotions. Is that a remake of the Eagles’ song of the same name? Probably not, but I don’t think I know that one.

  • Scott

    How special…mine is “You Light Up My Life” by Debby Boone

  • Sarah

    “Like a Prayer”… Yes!!

  • Laurie

    My birthday song sux it.”You Light Up My Life” by Debby Boone. Augh, horrible!
    Why was I not born in 1974 then it would have been “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” by Bachman-Turner Overdrive. Bububaby, I really hadn’t seen nothing….

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