Number One when you were born?

NOTE: Please do not leave comments here asking me to look up specific dates. Please follow this link to out the answer for yourself.

This website can tell you what song was at Number 1 in the charts the day you were born — assuming you were born after 1945.

I actually recognise mine, “You’re the One that I Want”, John Travolta and Olivia Newton John. But I’ve put in other family birthdays and not recognised many other people’s songs.

Now, I’m torn between sharing interesting coincidences of birth, and the security risk of revealing the birthdates of my nearest and dearest.

So perhaps I’ll confine myself to saying I don’t recognise any of the names of these “eminent musicians” with whom I share a birthday:

1941 – Beverly Lee ( The Shirelles )
1946 – John York ( bassist, guitarist, vocalist, The Byrds )
1963 – James Hetfield ( vocalist, guitarist, Metallica )
1967 – Deborah Anne Dyer ( aka Skin, vocalist, Skunk Anansie )
1971 – Deirdre Roper ( aka Spinderella; vocalist, Salt-n-Pepa )


16 comments on “Number One when you were born?

  1. Will says:

    Which website? đŸ˜‰

  2. Susanne says:

    Snap – what’s the link

  3. niles says:

    All right, clever-clogs, This one.

  4. Will says:

    Ta. I was talking in the pub the other night about finding out what was number 1 on my birthday on all the subsequent years – rather helpfully I see it does that too.

  5. Neil says:

    Haven’t heard of James Hetfield of Metallica? You should get out more;-)

  6. Lainy says:

    Great link cheers

  7. Hayley says:

    What was number 1 on 26th june 06

  8. niles says:

    If you follow the link, and fill in the form, you’ll see it was Nelly Furtado, Maneater.

  9. Danielle McGilvray says:

    what was number one on 18th september 1988?X?X

  10. sophie says:

    what was the number 1 the 9th of may

  11. loulou says:

    well it dont say mine thnks for the help mate

    tryin to find mine if u can tell me on october 15 1994

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  13. beth says:

    what was number one on 21 may 1998

  14. ian noone says:

    What was my number one?
    September 19th 1960.

  15. Fran Walker says:


  16. Luke Jean says:

    What song was#1 November 27 1966?

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