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