If you were born on Saturday 18th October, 1997 then Black Coffee by All Saints was the #1 song on your 3rd birthday. The song went to number one on October 14th 2000 and stayed at the top of the charts for 1 week.
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Music highlights, October 2000
Sunday, October 01, 2000
Midnight Oil perform their single Beds are Burning at the closing of the 2000 Summer Olympics dressed in outfits clearly displaying the word "Sorry" in reference to Australian Prime Minister John Howard's refusal to apologise to the Stolen Generation.
Monday, October 02, 2000
Radiohead release their fourth studio album, Kid A. While highly anticipated in the leadup to its release, the album is met with polarized responses from fans and critics as a result of its shift from the densely-layered alternative rock of its 1997 predecessor in favor of electronica-tinged post-rock. However, its reputation would grow more unanimously positive over the years, eventually being regarded by music analysts as one of the greatest albums of all time.
Tuesday, October 03, 2000
Green Day release their sixth album Warning. Despite positive reviews from critics, it would end up a commercial disappointment compared to their previous efforts.
Thursday, October 05, 2000
EMI and Warner Music Group withdraw their application to the European Commission for a proposed $20 billion merger due to regulators' concerns. The merger would have concentrated 80% of the European music business into the hands of just four major labels.
Thursday, October 05, 2000
The Beatles release a hardcover book version of The Beatles Anthology, containing newly published photos and interviews with band members. The book went straight to the top of the New York Times Bestseller List.
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#1 songs on my birthday - 18th October
My birthday! (1997): 'Candle in the Wind 1997 / Something About the Way You Look Tonight' by Elton John 1st birthday (1998): 'Girlfriend' by Billie 2nd birthday (1999): 'Genie in a Bottle' by Christina Aguilera 3rd birthday (2000): 'Black Coffee' by All Saints 4th birthday (2001): 'Can't Get You out of My Head' by Kylie Minogue 5th birthday (2002): 'The Long and Winding Road/Suspicious Minds' by Will Young and Gareth Gates 6th birthday (2003): 'Where Is the Love?' by The Black Eyed Peas 7th birthday (2004): 'Radio' by Robbie Williams 8th birthday (2005): 'Push the Button' by Sugababes 9th birthday (2006): 'America' by Razorlight 10th birthday (2007): 'About You Now' by Sugababes 11th birthday (2008): 'So What' by Pink 12th birthday (2009): 'Oopsy Daisy' by Chipmunk Featuring Dayo Olatunji 13th birthday (2010): 'Forget You' by Cee Lo Green 14th birthday (2011): 'We Found Love' by Rihanna Featuring Calvin Harris 15th birthday (2012): 'Diamonds' by Rihanna 16th birthday (2013): 'Counting Stars' by OneRepublic 17th birthday (2014): 'All About That Bass' by Meghan Trainor 18th birthday (2015): 'What Do You Mean?' by Justin Bieber 19th birthday (2016): 'Say You Won't Let Go' by James Arthur 20th birthday (2017): 'Rockstar' by Post Malone featuring 21 Savage 21st birthday (2018): 'Funky Friday' by Dave featuring Fredo 22nd birthday (2019): 'Dance Monkey' by Tones and I 23rd birthday (2020): 'Head & Heart' by Joel Corry featuring MNEK