If you were born on Wednesday 13th January, 1988 then Sound of the Underground by Girls Aloud was the #1 song on your 15th 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! (1988): 'Always on My Mind' by Pet Shop Boys 1st birthday (1989): 'Especially for You' by Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan 2nd birthday (1990): 'Hangin' Tough' by New Kids on the Block 3rd birthday (1991): 'Bring Your Daughter... to the Slaughter' by Iron Maiden 4th birthday (1992): 'Bohemian Rhapsody' by Queen 5th birthday (1993): 'I Will Always Love You' by Whitney Houston 6th birthday (1994): 'Twist and Shout' by Chaka Demus & Pliers 7th birthday (1995): 'Stay Another Day' by East 17 8th birthday (1996): 'Earth Song' by Michael Jackson 9th birthday (1997): '2 Become 1' by Spice Girls 10th birthday (1998): 'Perfect Day' by Various artists 11th birthday (1999): 'Heartbeat / Tragedy' by Steps 12th birthday (2000): 'I Have a Dream / Seasons in the Sun' by Westlife 13th birthday (2001): 'Touch Me' by Rui da Silva 14th birthday (2002): 'Gotta Get Thru This' by Daniel Bedingfield 15th birthday (2003): 'Sound of the Underground' by Girls Aloud 16th birthday (2004): 'Mad World' by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules 17th birthday (2005): 'Against All Odds' by Steve Brookstein 18th birthday (2006): 'That's My Goal' by Shayne Ward 19th birthday (2007): 'A Moment Like This' by Leona Lewis 20th birthday (2008): 'When You Believe' by Leon Jackson 21st birthday (2009): 'Hallelujah' by Alexandra Burke 22nd birthday (2010): 'Bad Romance' by Lady Gaga 23rd birthday (2011): 'When We Collide' by Matt Cardle 24th birthday (2012): 'Paradise' by Coldplay 25th birthday (2013): 'Impossible' by James Arthur 26th birthday (2014): 'Timber' by Pitbull featuring Kesha 27th birthday (2015): 'Uptown Funk' by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars 28th birthday (2016): 'Love Yourself' by Justin Bieber 29th birthday (2017): 'Rockabye' by Clean Bandit featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie 30th birthday (2018): 'Perfect' by Ed Sheeran 31st birthday (2019): 'Sweet but Psycho' by Ava Max 32nd birthday (2020): 'Own It' by Stormzy 33rd birthday (2021): 'Head & Heart' by Joel Corry featuring MNEK