Birthday Number Ones!


Self explanatory thread. What was Number One in the ‘Pop Charts’ on the day/week you were born? - There are specific sites that will tell you, or even a simple Google search. - The Number One can be in your own country, or in the UK if you wish to include both! First up…

July 11th 1973 - Slade - Skweeze Me Pleeze Me


In Finland on February 13th 1966 the chart was dominated by a Finnish man Tapio Rautavaara with a song called “Häävalssi” (The wedding waltz). It was at the top for months and even The Beatles’ “Michelle” couldn’t pass!

UK number one was the song in this great, great, grrreat video!!


on the day I was born,here is the song N°1



Jim Reeves - Distant Drums


UK : Return To Sender - Elvis Presley
FR : Tous Les Garçons Et Les Filles - Françoise Hardy

I never liked this song…


Spirit In The Sky - Norman Greenbaum


What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong

Narrowly avoided Congratulations by Cliff.


Billy don’t be a hero - Paper Lace

Never heard of it!


Doesn’t get any better than that!


The Last Waltz - Engelbert Humperdink
October 1st 1967 :wink:


It’s a classic.

Story of American Civil War. Billy volunteers to go to fight. His fiancee doesn’t want him to go - hence ‘Billy don’t be a hero’. Billy takes on a mission and is killed., his fiancee receives a letter telling her Billy is dead and that he was a hero, but she throws the letter away.

End of.


Oh Andy, I’m so sorry. :laughing:


I know it would have been the Bee Gees a week later :wink::joy::joy:


Freda Payne - Band of Gold was no1 7/10/70
If I’d waited 2 weeks the next was Black Night by Deep Purple!


Couldn’t you have clung on?


One week later, it was this, not better in my taste :joy: :


The Mighty Quinn - Manfred Mann