If you were born on Sunday 13th January, 1985 then Gotta Get Thru This by Daniel Bedingfield was the #1 song on your 17th birthday. The song went to number one on January 12th 2002 and stayed at the top of the charts for 1 week.
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Music highlights, January 2002
Tuesday, January 01, 2002
Eric Clapton marries his 25-year-old American girlfriend in a surprise wedding ceremony at a church in the English village of Ripley, Surrey.
Tuesday, January 08, 2002
The Black Crowes announce they are taking a hiatus.
Monday, January 14, 2002
Adam Ant is committed to a psychiatric hospital two days after being arrested for carrying a firearm into a London pub that he claimed was a fake.
Friday, January 18, 2002
Rapper C-Murder is arrested and charged with second-degree murder over a fatal shooting in a Harvey, Louisiana nightclub on January 12.
Wednesday, January 23, 2002
Virgin Records buys out its contract with Mariah Carey for $28 million, essentially paying her to not record any more music for the label.
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#1 songs on my birthday - 13th January
My birthday! (1985): 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' by Band Aid 1st birthday (1986): 'West End Girls' by Pet Shop Boys 2nd birthday (1987): 'Reet Petite (The Sweetest Girl in Town)' by Jackie Wilson 3rd birthday (1988): 'Always on My Mind' by Pet Shop Boys 4th birthday (1989): 'Especially for You' by Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan 5th birthday (1990): 'Hangin' Tough' by New Kids on the Block 6th birthday (1991): 'Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter' by Iron Maiden 7th birthday (1992): 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen 8th birthday (1993): 'I Will Always Love You' by Whitney Houston 9th birthday (1994): 'Twist and Shout' by Chaka Demus & Pliers 10th birthday (1995): 'Stay Another Day' by East 17 11th birthday (1996): 'Earth Song' by Michael Jackson 12th birthday (1997): '2 Become 1' by Spice Girls 13th birthday (1998): 'Perfect Day' by Various artists 14th birthday (1999): 'Heartbeat / Tragedy' by Steps 15th birthday (2000): 'I Have a Dream / Seasons in the Sun' by Westlife 16th birthday (2001): 'Touch Me' by Rui da Silva 17th birthday (2002): 'Gotta Get Thru This' by Daniel Bedingfield 18th birthday (2003): 'Sound of the Underground' by Girls Aloud 19th birthday (2004): 'Mad World' by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules 20th birthday (2005): 'Against All Odds' by Steve Brookstein 21st birthday (2006): 'That's My Goal' by Shayne Ward 22nd birthday (2007): 'A Moment Like This' by Leona Lewis 23rd birthday (2008): 'When You Believe' by Leon Jackson 24th birthday (2009): 'Hallelujah' by Alexandra Burke 25th birthday (2010): 'Bad Romance' by Lady Gaga 26th birthday (2011): 'When We Collide' by Matt Cardle 27th birthday (2012): 'Paradise' by Coldplay 28th birthday (2013): 'Impossible' by James Arthur 29th birthday (2014): 'Timber' by Pitbull featuring Kesha 30th birthday (2015): 'Uptown Funk' by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars 31st birthday (2016): 'Love Yourself' by Justin Bieber 32nd birthday (2017): 'Rockabye' by Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie 33rd birthday (2018): 'Perfect' by Ed Sheeran 34th birthday (2019): 'Sweet but Psycho' by Ava Max 35th birthday (2020): 'Own It' by Stormzy 36th birthday (2021): 'Head & Heart' by Joel Corry featuring MNEK