What Was The Number One Song The Year You Were Born?

What Was The Number One Song On My Birthday? The Top Hit Songs For The Last 50 Years

Music is a big part of our lives, regardless of weather or not we admit it to ourselves. Music is playing in restaurants, bars, stores, coffee shops, malls, and just about everywhere else you can think of to go.

Corporate places put a lot of thought and research into their soundtracks. What sets the mood? What is too abrasive? Do we want to feel family friendly? Does this make my customers feel relaxed? Does this make my customers want to have a good time?

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There is also an entire school of thought, including scientific studies, college majors, and professional certifications based on the idea and concept of music therapy. The idea that music has healing properties.

A lot of times parents play specific music for their infants and even their u​nborn children! Studies show that specific music can make people smarter, while other music can help you to learn. Maybe your parents played you music that is soothing to help you to sleep, or perhaps their favorite songs to help you to bond with them, even before you you could make the conscious choice to bond.

How often do we think about the music that was playing the year we were born? In restaurants, bars, stores, coffee shops, and malls? How often do we think of the music that was always on when our moms were pregnant with us? Or when our parents were taking us on our first outings? If the music they chose to play for us potentially has major effect on who we become, why wouldn't the music they didn't choose? Why couldn't the music that was playing 40 times a day, in every commercial and store and on every radio station help to soundtrack our personalities.

With that in mind, here is a list of number one songs over the last 50 years. Based on the Insider list of hit pop songs, now you can discover what top hit song was number one the year you were born!

1968

“Hey Jude” —​The Beatles

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1969

“Sugar, Sugar”—The Archies

1970

“Bridge Over Troubled Water” Simon and Garfunkle

1971

“Joy to the World” —Three Dog Night

1972

“Let’s Stay Together” —Al Greene

1973

“Let’s Get It On” —Marvin Gaye

1974

“The Way We Were” —Barbara Streisand

1975

“Love Will Keep Us Together” —Captain and Tennile

1976

“Silly Love Songs” Wings

1977

“Tonight’s The Night (Gonna Be Alright)” —Rod Steward

1978

“Shadow Dancing” —Andy Gibb

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1979

“My Sharona” The Knack

1980

“Call Me” —Blondie

1981

“Bette Davis Eyes” —Kim Carnes

1982

“Physical” —Olivia Newton John

1983

“Every Breath You Take” —The Police

1984

“When Doves Cry” —Prince

1985

“Careless Whisper” —George Michael

1986

“That’s What Friends Are For” —Dionne Warwick Featuring Elton John Gladys, Knight and Stevie Wonder

1987

“Walk Like An Egyptian” —The Bengals

1988

“Faith” —George Michael

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1989

“Look Away” —Chicago

1990

“Hold On” —Wilson Phillips

1991

“(Everything I do) I Do It For You” —​Bryan Adams

1992

“End Of The Road” —Boyz II Men

1993

“I Will Always Love You” —Whitney Houston

1994

“The Sign” —Ace Of Bass

1995

“Gangsta’s Paradise” Coolio Featuring L.V.

1996

“Macarena” Los del Rio

1997

“Something About The Way You Look Tonight” —Elton John

1998

“Too Close” —Next

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1999

“Believe” Cher

2000

“Breath” —Faith Hill

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2001

“Hanging By A Moment” —Lifehouse

2002

“How You Remind Me” —Nickelback

2003

“In Da Club” —50 Cent

2004

“Yeah!” —Usher Featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris

2005

“We Belong Together” —Mariah Carey

2006

“Bad Day” —Daniel Powder

2007

“Irreplaceable” —Beyoncé

2008

“Low” —Flo Rida featuring T-Pain

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2009

“Boom Boom Pow” —The Black Eyed Peas

2010

“TiK ToK” Ke$ha

2011

“Rolling In The Deep” —Adele

2012

“Somebody That I Used To Know” —Gotya Featuring Kimbra

2013

“Thrift Shop” —Macklemore and Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz

2014

“Happy” —Pherrell Williams

2015

“See You Again” —Wiz Khalifa Featuring Charlie Puth

2016

“Love Yourself” —Justin Bieber

2017

“Despacito” —Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber

2018

“God’s Plan” —Drake

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Kaitlin Kaiser is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.