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