Reet Petite (The Sweetest Girl in Town) – Jackie Wilson
If you were born on Thursday 13th January, 1983 then Reet Petite (The Sweetest Girl in Town) by Jackie Wilson was the #1 song on your 4th birthday. The song went to number one on December 27th 1986 and stayed at the top of the charts for 4 weeks.
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Music highlights, January 1987
Saturday, January 03, 1987
Aretha Franklin becomes the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The other inductees this year consist of The Coasters, Eddie Cochran, Bo Diddley, Marvin Gaye, Bill Haley, Clyde McPhatter, Ricky Nelson, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Smokey Robinson and Jackie Wilson.
Monday, January 05, 1987
Elton John, after several months of voice problems, undergoes throat surgery in an Australian hospital. The outcome would hinder his voice permanently and he would soon start singing in a deep register.
Friday, January 16, 1987
Beastie Boys become the first act to be censored by American Bandstand.
Saturday, January 24, 1987
Steve "Silk" Hurley's innovative "Jack Your Body" becomes the first house music record to top the UK singles chart.
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#1 songs on my birthday - 13th January
My birthday! (1983): 'Save Your Love' by Renee and Renato 1st birthday (1984): 'Only You' by The Flying Pickets 2nd birthday (1985): 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' by Band Aid 3rd birthday (1986): 'West End Girls' by Pet Shop Boys 4th birthday (1987): 'Reet Petite (The Sweetest Girl in Town)' by Jackie Wilson 5th birthday (1988): 'Always on My Mind' by Pet Shop Boys 6th birthday (1989): 'Especially for You' by Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan 7th birthday (1990): 'Hangin' Tough' by New Kids on the Block 8th birthday (1991): 'Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter' by Iron Maiden 9th birthday (1992): 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen 10th birthday (1993): 'I Will Always Love You' by Whitney Houston 11th birthday (1994): 'Twist and Shout' by Chaka Demus & Pliers 12th birthday (1995): 'Stay Another Day' by East 17 13th birthday (1996): 'Earth Song' by Michael Jackson 14th birthday (1997): '2 Become 1' by Spice Girls 15th birthday (1998): 'Perfect Day' by Various artists 16th birthday (1999): 'Heartbeat / Tragedy' by Steps 17th birthday (2000): 'I Have a Dream / Seasons in the Sun' by Westlife 18th birthday (2001): 'Touch Me' by Rui da Silva 19th birthday (2002): 'Gotta Get Thru This' by Daniel Bedingfield 20th birthday (2003): 'Sound of the Underground' by Girls Aloud 21st birthday (2004): 'Mad World' by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules 22nd birthday (2005): 'Against All Odds' by Steve Brookstein 23rd birthday (2006): 'That's My Goal' by Shayne Ward 24th birthday (2007): 'A Moment Like This' by Leona Lewis 25th birthday (2008): 'When You Believe' by Leon Jackson 26th birthday (2009): 'Hallelujah' by Alexandra Burke 27th birthday (2010): 'Bad Romance' by Lady Gaga 28th birthday (2011): 'When We Collide' by Matt Cardle 29th birthday (2012): 'Paradise' by Coldplay 30th birthday (2013): 'Impossible' by James Arthur 31st birthday (2014): 'Timber' by Pitbull featuring Kesha 32nd birthday (2015): 'Uptown Funk' by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars 33rd birthday (2016): 'Love Yourself' by Justin Bieber 34th birthday (2017): 'Rockabye' by Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie 35th birthday (2018): 'Perfect' by Ed Sheeran 36th birthday (2019): 'Sweet but Psycho' by Ava Max 37th birthday (2020): 'Own It' by Stormzy 38th birthday (2021): 'Head & Heart' by Joel Corry featuring MNEK