a picture of my birthday cake from 2019

Birthday Number Ones

I tracked down the Billboard Hot 100 #1s for the week surrounding my birthday and made a playlist.

I can’t believe some of the songs that ended up on it because each track fully reminds me of where I was when it was a hit.

  1. Maniac by Michael Sembello
  2. Money for Nothing by Dire Straits
  3. St. Elmo’s Fire (Man in Motion) by John Parr
  4. Take My Breath Away by Berlin
  5. I Just Can’t Stop Loving You (featuring Siedah Garrett) by Michael Jackson
  6. Sweet Child o’ Mine by Guns & Roses
  7. Don’t Wanna Lose You by Gloria Estefan
  8. Release Me by Wilson Phillips
  9. The Promise of a New Day by Paula Abdul
  10. End of the Road by Boyz II Men
  11. Dreamlover by Mariah Carey
  12. I’ll Make Love to You by Boyz II Men
  13. Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) by Los Del Rio
  14. Gangsta’s Paradise by Coolio
  15. Honey by Mariah Carey
  16. I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing by Aerosmith
  17. Unpretty by TLC
  18. Music by Madonna
  19. I’m Real (Murder Remix) by Jennifer Lopez
  20. Dilemma (featuring Kelly Rowland) by Nelly
  21. Shake Ya Tailfeather (featuring P. Diddy and Murphy Lee) by Nelly
  22. Goodies (featuring Petey Pablo) by Ciara
  23. Gold Digger by Kanye West
  24. SexyBack by Justin Timberlake
  25. Crank That (Soulja Boy) by Soulja Boy
  26. Whatever You Like by T.I.
  27. I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas
  28. Teenage Dream by Katy Perry
  29. Someone Like You by Adele
  30. We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together by Taylor Swift
  31. Roar by Katy Perry
  32. All About That Bass by Meghan Trainor
  33. What Do You Mean? by Justin Bieber
  34. Closer by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey
  35. Look What You Made Me Do by Taylor Swift
  36. In My Feelings by Drake
  37. Truth Hurts by Lizzo

hand drawn old school boombox with antennae accepting sound, broadcasting sound via the speakers

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