If you were born on Tuesday 13th January, 1987 then Sound of the Underground by Girls Aloud was the #1 song on your 16th birthday. The song went to number one on December 28th 2002 and stayed at the top of the charts for 4 weeks.
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Music highlights, January 2003
Monday, January 06, 2003
The annual Park Lane Group Young Artists festival of contemporary music opens with two concerts in the Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre, London. The first concert, given by the Gallimaufry Ensemble, includes the premiere of a new wind quintet by 23-year-old Benjamin Wallfisch; the second concert features solo bass clarinettist Sarah Watts, who premieres Marc Yeats Vox for solo bass clarinet and Michael Smetanin's Ladder of Escape for bass clarinet with prerecorded ensemble of six bass and two contrabass clarinets.
Tuesday, January 07, 2003
Opening of the Philip on Film Live festival (until January 11) at the Barbican Centre, London, featuring films with music by Philip Glass performed live by the Philip Glass Ensemble, conducted by Michael Riesman.
Thursday, January 09, 2003
The Vienna Philharmonic belatedly announce that violist Ursula Plaichinger has become the first official female member of the orchestra, 158 years after their founding and six years after they have been forced to allow women to audition, under threat of having their state subsidies stopped. At the same time, it is disclosed that orchestra boss Clemens Hellsberg has formally banned Plaichinger from giving interviews to the press.
Wednesday, January 22, 2003
Nikolaus Harnoncourt cancels a European tour after being ordered by his doctors to take a two-month rest.
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#1 songs on my birthday - 13th January
My birthday! (1987): 'Reet Petite (The Sweetest Girl in Town)' by Jackie Wilson 1st birthday (1988): 'Always on My Mind' by Pet Shop Boys 2nd birthday (1989): 'Especially for You' by Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan 3rd birthday (1990): 'Hangin' Tough' by New Kids on the Block 4th birthday (1991): 'Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter' by Iron Maiden 5th birthday (1992): 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen 6th birthday (1993): 'I Will Always Love You' by Whitney Houston 7th birthday (1994): 'Twist and Shout' by Chaka Demus & Pliers 8th birthday (1995): 'Stay Another Day' by East 17 9th birthday (1996): 'Earth Song' by Michael Jackson 10th birthday (1997): '2 Become 1' by Spice Girls 11th birthday (1998): 'Perfect Day' by Various artists 12th birthday (1999): 'Heartbeat / Tragedy' by Steps 13th birthday (2000): 'I Have a Dream / Seasons in the Sun' by Westlife 14th birthday (2001): 'Touch Me' by Rui da Silva 15th birthday (2002): 'Gotta Get Thru This' by Daniel Bedingfield 16th birthday (2003): 'Sound of the Underground' by Girls Aloud 17th birthday (2004): 'Mad World' by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules 18th birthday (2005): 'Against All Odds' by Steve Brookstein 19th birthday (2006): 'That's My Goal' by Shayne Ward 20th birthday (2007): 'A Moment Like This' by Leona Lewis 21st birthday (2008): 'When You Believe' by Leon Jackson 22nd birthday (2009): 'Hallelujah' by Alexandra Burke 23rd birthday (2010): 'Bad Romance' by Lady Gaga 24th birthday (2011): 'When We Collide' by Matt Cardle 25th birthday (2012): 'Paradise' by Coldplay 26th birthday (2013): 'Impossible' by James Arthur 27th birthday (2014): 'Timber' by Pitbull featuring Kesha 28th birthday (2015): 'Uptown Funk' by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars 29th birthday (2016): 'Love Yourself' by Justin Bieber 30th birthday (2017): 'Rockabye' by Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie 31st birthday (2018): 'Perfect' by Ed Sheeran 32nd birthday (2019): 'Sweet but Psycho' by Ava Max 33rd birthday (2020): 'Own It' by Stormzy 34th birthday (2021): 'Head & Heart' by Joel Corry featuring MNEK