Reet Petite (The Sweetest Girl in Town) – Jackie Wilson
If you were born on Sunday 13th January, 1985 then Reet Petite (The Sweetest Girl in Town) by Jackie Wilson was the #1 song on your 2nd 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! (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