Do you ever think about what song was the #1 hit at the beginning of the year you were born?
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1989: “Every Rose Has Its Thorn” by Poison – I remember my daughter listening to this song over and over again. It reminds me so much of her growing up in the ’80’s. It became #1 in the United States.
1988: “Faith” by George Michael. – I do not remember this one all that much. It was written by George Michael. It sold the most songs this year throughout the U.S.
1987: “Walk Like An Egyptian” by The Bangles – This song rose high on the charts. The person who wrote this song was thinking about Egyptians because of the fact when people stepped off the ferry, they were walking funny trying to stay in balance. It brought pictures to his mind on how Egyptians walk in those photos we see in our history books.
1986: “Say You, Say Me” by Lionel Richie – It was written for the movie film entitled White Knights. It rose high up to #1 on the chart in the winter of 1985.
1985: “Like A Virgin” by Madonna – This song made Madonna’s career after she performed it on MTV. She portrayed a young woman in a wedding gown and it was a bit risque. It had positive as well as negative reviews.
1984: “Say Say Say” is a song by Paul McCartney along with Michael Jackson. This song was actually the 2nd time McCartney and Jackson collaborated. “Say Say Say” flew off the chart within the United States as #1. It was made a Certified Platinum. Check out the video if you get a chance. It’s a hoot how they sing and act in it!
1983: “Maneater” by Daryl Hall – This song might be considered a bit reggae. It’s something quite different that’s for sure. Listen to it and you’ll see what I mean, if you don’t remember it.
1982: “Physical” by Olivia Newton-John – It was recorded in the year 1981. It escalated to #1! It stayed there for 10 solid weeks. It was considered an absolute success and the most played song of the decade!
1981: “(Just Like) Starting Over” by John Lennon – It represented the 5 years he stopped writing songs to raise his son, Sean. And it made #1!
1980: “Escape (The Pina Colada Song)” by Rupert Holmes. People loved this song so much that they started to continually requesting it! They kept asking for “The Pina Colada Song”. The title by Rupert was “Escape.” This made sales of this song suffer. Rupert Holmes, upon popular demand, had to change its name to Escape (The Pina Colada Song)! It bursted the top of the chart for 2 decades without any interruption!
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