You’re my Number One

A thing is going around some of my friends on facebook which publishes on your wall the song which was number one on the date of your birth. For me it came up with Cliff and the Shads and ‘Summer Holiday‘. I was sure this was wrong and checked on five different sites and they all said that it was actually Frank Ifield and ‘Wayward Wind’. In the midst of this I came across this site which listed all the number one songs for each of my birthdays since I was born. After a good beginning the list goes a bit poor, has one of the better examples of glam rock, and I’m pleased to have Kate Bush’s masterpiece in the list and it then takes off from 1984 to ’92, apart from Jason, of course before only the occasional decent thing. Here’s the top of the pops when I was born:

And just for a bit of fun here’s the full list:

1963 Frank Ifield – Wayward Wind                                  1964 Cilla Black – Anyone Who Had A Heart

1965 Tom Jones – It’s Not Unusual                                  1966 Nancy Sinatra – These Boots Are Made For Walking

1967 Engelbert Humperdink – Release Me                     1968 Esther and Abi Ofarim – Cinderella Rockefella

1969 Peter Sarstedt – Where Do You Go To My Lovely?  1970 Lee Marvin – Wandrin’ Star

1971 Mungo Jerry – Baby Jump                                         1972 Nilsson – Without You

1973 Slade – Cum On Feel The Noize                               1974 Alvin Stardust – Jealous Mind

1975 Telly Savalas – If                                                          1976 Tina Charles – I Love To Love (But My Baby Loves To Dance)

1977 Manhattan Transfer – Chanson D’Amour              1978 Kate Bush – Wuthering Heights

1979 Bee Gees – Tragedy                                                     1980 Fern Kinney – Together We Are Beautiful

1981 Roxy Music – Jealous Guy                                         1982 Tight Fit – The Lion Sleeps Tonight

1983 Bonnie Tyler – Total Eclipse Of The Heart            1984 Nena – 99 Red Balloons

1985 Dead Or Alive – You Spin Me Round (Like A Record) 1986 Diana Ross – Chain Reaction

1987 Boy George – Everything I Own                               1988 Kylie Minogue – I Should Be So Lucky

1989 Jason Donovan – Too Many Broken Hearts          1990 Beats International – Dub Be Good To Me

1991 Clash – Should I Stay Or Should I Go                      1992 Shakespears Sister – Stay

1993 2 Unlimited – No Limit                                              1994 Mariah Carey – Without You

1995 Celine Dion – Think Twice                                        1996 Take That – How Deep Is Your Love

1997 Spice Girls – Mama / Who Do You Think You Are 1998 Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On

1999 Boyzone – When The Going Gets Tough                2000 Madonna – American Pie

2001 Shaggy featuring Rikrok – It Wasn’t Me                2002 Will Young – Anything Is Possible / Evergreen

2003 Christina Aguilera – Beautiful                                 2004 Britney Spears – Toxic

2005 Stereophonics – Dakota                                            2006 Chico – It’s Chico Time

2007 Take That – Shine                                                       2008 Duffy – Mercy

2009 Flo Rida – Right Round                                             2010 Tinie Tempah – Pass Out

2011 Adele – Someone Like You

Of the ones listed I own those by Peter Sarstedt, The Clash, Shakespears Sister, Madonna and Adele. For completeness here’s the number one on my most recent birthday:

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