Return to Innocence

A friend of mine had this cool idea to create a mixtape based around songs that were #1 on her birthday. I shall commence with this same idea, using the Hot 100 #1s and also the Pop 100 #1s (once that chart becomes relevant) for all of the 21 years of my life, for both the American and UK charts (if they differ). Nod like you’re interested. I invite you to do the same…it’s an interesting look back at music history.

For your own personal reference, I procured this list via the wonder that is Wikipedia, and I was born on June 17th, 1987.

All songs are USA Hot 100 #1s unless otherwise noted.

1987 – Atlantic Starr “Always”
1987 – Whitney Houston “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” (UK)
1988 – George Michael “One More Try”
1988 – Wet Wet Wet “With A Little Help From My Friends” / Billy Bragg f/ Cara Tivey “She’s Leaving Home” (UK)
1989 – New Kids on the Block “I’ll Be Loving You (Forever)”
1989 – Jason Donovan “Sealed With A Kiss” (UK)
1990 – Roxette “It Must Have Been Love”
1990 – New Order “World In Motion” (UK)
1991 – Paula Abdul “Rush Rush”
1991 – Color Me Badd “I Wanna Sex You Up” (UK)
1992 – Kris Kross “Jump”
1992 – Erasure “Abba-esque” (UK)
1993 – Janet Jackson “That’s The Way Love Goes”
1993 – UB40 “(I Can’t Help) Falling In Love With You” (UK)
1994 – All-4-One “I Swear”
1994 – Wet Wet Wet “Love Is All Around” (UK)
1995 – Bryan Adams “Have You Ever Really Loved A Woman?”
1995 – Robson Green & Jerome Flynn “Unchained Melody/(There’ll Be Bluebirds Over) The White Cliffs of Dover” (UK)
1996 – Bone Thugs-N-Harmony “Tha Crossroads”
1996 – The Fugee “Killing Me Softly” (UK)
1997 – Puff Daddy & Faith Evans f/ 112 “I’ll Be Missing You”
1997 – Hanson “MMMBop” (UK)
1998 – Brandy & Monica “The Boy Is Mine”
1998 – B*Witched “C’est La Vie” (UK)
1999 – Jennifer Lopez “If You Had My Love”
1999 – Baz Lhurmann “Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen)” (UK)
2000 – Aaliyah “Try Again”
2000 – Sonique “It Feels So Good” (UK)
2001 – Christina Aguilera, Lil Kim, P!NK & Mya – “Lady Marmalade”
2001 – Shaggy f/ Rayvon “Angel” (UK)
2002 – Ashanti “Foolish”
2002 – Elvis v. JXL “A Little Less Conversation” (UK)2003 – 50 Cent f/ Nate Dogg “21 Questions”
2003 – Evanescence “Bring Me To Life” (UK)
2004 – Usher “Burn”
2004 – Mario Winans f/ Enya & P.Diddy “I Don’t Wanna Know” (UK)
2005 – Mariah Carey “We Belong Together”
2005 – Gwen Stefani “Hollaback Girl” (USA Pop 100)
2005 – Crazy Frog “Axel F” (UK)
2006 – Shakira f/ Wyclef Jean “Hips Don’t Lie”
2006 – Nelly Furtado “Maneater” (UK)
2007 – Rihanna f/ Jay-Z “Umbrella”
2008 – Lil Wayne f/ Static Major “Lollipop”
2008 – Leona Lewis “Bleeding Love” (USA Pop 100)
2008 – Mint Royale “Singin’ In the Rain” (UK)

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