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cannot resist this, even though you may have seen it before in other places:
what was #1 on the day you were born

there is no Dutch chart option, inexplicably, so I'll go for both available options:
UK: Mungo Jerry - In the summertime
US: The Beatles - The long and winding road

I was born not very long after the Beatles split, so I guess the US chart reflected that. I prefer the UK #1, theme wise. And it's appropriate, because there was a heatwave when I was born. Well, it's not like I made my mother give birth during the hottest part of the day... or? Time of birth: 4.30 pm! Sorry mum.
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the U.S. No.1 on the 30th September 1977 was... The Best of My Love by
The Emotions

the U.K. No.1 on the 30th September 1977 was... Way Down by
Elvis Presley

Hmm.
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sweet jesus.

the U.S. No.1 on the 3rd March 1971 was... One Bad Apple by The Osmonds

the U.K. No.1 on the 3rd March 1971 was... My Sweet Lord by George Harrison

Uh, I remember watching their tv show, yet i have no recollection of the Osmond ditty. Probably for the best.

Thank god for the Quiet Beatle. My honor has not been completely savaged.
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the U.K. No.1 on the 12th December 1981 was... Don't You Want Me by The Human League

the U.S. No.1 on the 12th December 1981 was... Physical by Olivia Newton-John

Can't say that I know either, but I do know that Olivia Newton-John=EEW...Not that I was expecting anything great, most of the 80's #1 hits probably aren't on my all-time top tunes list.
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Post by LoveSickJerk »

On July 7th, 1981:
US: Bette Davis Eyes by Kim Carnes
UK: One Day In Your Life by Michael Jackson

I tried my 18th birthday for my "Life's Theme Song":
US: Livin' La Vida Loca by Ricky Martin
UK: 9pm (Till I Come) by ATB

I am so screwed.
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oh boy. March 1, 1978:

US: Stayin Alive by the Bee Gees
UK: Take a Chance on Me by Abba

I was born under the BeeGees? No wonder there is a place in my heart for all things cheesy.
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the U.S. No.1 on the 22nd August 1980 was... Magic by
Olivia Newton-John
the U.K. No.1 on the 22nd August 1980 was... The Winner Takes It All by
Abba

I guess I never did have a chance at being cool.
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ladidadida, double post
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the new girl wrote:Can't say that I know either, but I do know that Olivia Newton-John=EEW...Not that I was expecting anything great

Don't worry, the Human League song is actually quite cool!
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the U.K. No.1 on the 9th April 1983 was... Let's Dance by David Bowie

the U.S. No.1 on the 9th April 1983 was... Billie Jean by Michael Jackson
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the U.K. No.1 on the 27th January 1983 was... You Can't Hurry Love by
Phil Collins

the U.S. No.1 on the 27th January 1983 was... Down Under by
Men At Work
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Nov. 20, 1979

UK - When You're in Love with a Beautiful Woman - Dr. Hook (related to Captain?)

US - Still - The Commodores
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Post by Betty Felon »

Unremarkable wrote:the U.K. No.1 on the 9th April 1983 was... Let's Dance by David Bowie

the U.S. No.1 on the 9th April 1983 was... Billie Jean by Michael Jackson


AWESOME.
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July 5, 1977...

US - Gonna Fly Now (Theme from 'Rocky') by Bill Conti
UK - So You Win Again by Hot Chocolate
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dchris wrote:the U.S. No.1 on the 22nd August 1980 was... Magic by
Olivia Newton-John
the U.K. No.1 on the 22nd August 1980 was... The Winner Takes It All by
Abba


same here. for aug. 9th
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Wow, apparently I am the youngest person on the board.
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Great. I think I'm the oldest. No, actually...I think J-rod's older than me.

At least, he'd better be. I can't handle this "grandma of the board" crap.

ps: I adore Olivia Newton John's "Magic". For you young kids, it's off the Xanadu soundtrack. Surely you've heard of it?! Allow me:

It's the 80's Blockbuster musical featuring GENE KELLY ON A QUEST TO BUILD A ROLLER SKATING RINK...WITH ASSISTANCE FROM AN AIRBRUSH ARTIST AND A GREEK MUSE.

I am SO not making this up. Also: the gatefold vinyl has a stunning airbrush painting of ON-J, and a "sexy" shot of Jeff Lynne and the rest of ELO. crazy!
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you have no idea how old I felt, with all these songs from my childhood and people saying they don't know them.
I'm your senior by some nine months, Squid, but yeah, John is grampier than both of us...

As for young, wasn't there a 14-year old in our salon for a while? And word, there was this hipster girl as well. C'mon Un, you are allowed to go to 21+, you are OLD!
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the U.S. No.1 on the 24th May 1989 was... Forever Your Girl by
Paula Abdul

the U.K. No.1 on the 24th May 1989 was... Ferry Cross The Mersey by
Paul McCartney, Gerry Marsden, The Christians etc


maybe I'm the youngest?
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L u c y wrote:the U.S. No.1 on the 24th May 1989 was... Forever Your Girl by
Paula Abdul

the U.K. No.1 on the 24th May 1989 was... Ferry Cross The Mersey by
Paul McCartney, Gerry Marsden, The Christians etc

I am highly disturbed that I don't know that McCartney song. At all.

And even more disturbed that I know every single word to "Forever Your Girl," and likely every song that that album.
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