If you were born on Thursday 17th October, 1991 then One Week by Barenaked Ladies was the #1 song on your 7th birthday. The song went to number one on October 17th 1998 and stayed at the top of the charts for 1 week.
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Music highlights, October 1998
Tuesday, October 06, 1998
Kurupt's debut studio album, Kuruption!, is released by Antra Records. It peaked at #8 on the Billboard 200 on October 24, 1998.
Thursday, October 08, 1998
The Recording Industry Association of America files in court against Diamond Multimedia in an attempt to block the release of the new Rio PMP300, arguing that the MP3 digital audio player is a music piracy device. The RIAA's application is denied on October 26, clearing the way for the PMP300 to become the first commercially successful MP3 player.
Monday, October 19, 1998
Believe, the first single of Cher's twenty-second studio album of the same name is released, becoming a super smash hit. After seven consecutive weeks atop of the UK official sigles chart, it became the best selling single in that country, also the best selling single by a female artist in UK history. In March 13 of 1999, Believe became Cher's 5th number one single in US, spending four consecutive weeks at #1 and becoming the best selling single of that year.
Friday, October 23, 1998
Britney Spears' debut single, "...Baby One More Time", is released. It would become the top-selling single of 1999, selling over ten million units worldwide. It was also the biggest hit single of 1999, and is considered to be the third best song in pop history. It's one of the best-selling singles of all-time. "...Baby One More Time" music video was ranked as number three on Billboard's 2010 list of "Best Music Videos of all-time". It's one of the most successful songs of all-time.
Friday, October 23, 1998
Former Stone Roses singer Ian Brown is jailed for threatening behaviour towards a stewardess on a British Airways flight from Paris, a charge he denied. He is sentenced to Strangeways Prison, Manchester for four months and is released after serving two months of his sentence.
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#1 songs on my birthday - 17th October
My birthday! (1991): 'Emotions' by Mariah Carey 1st birthday (1992): 'End of the Road' by Boyz II Men 2nd birthday (1993): 'Dreamlover' by Mariah Carey 3rd birthday (1994): 'I'll Make Love to You' by Boyz II Men 4th birthday (1995): 'Fantasy' by Mariah Carey 5th birthday (1996): 'Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)' by Los Del Rio 6th birthday (1997): 'Candle in the Wind 1997/Something About the Way You Look Tonight' by Elton John 7th birthday (1998): 'One Week' by Barenaked Ladies 8th birthday (1999): 'Heartbreaker' by Mariah Carey 9th birthday (2000): 'Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)' by Christina Aguilera 10th birthday (2001): 'Fallin' by Alicia Keys 11th birthday (2002): 'A Moment Like This' by Kelly Clarkson 12th birthday (2003): 'Baby Boy' by Beyonce feat. Sean Paul 13th birthday (2004): 'Goodies' by Ciara feat. Petey Pablo 14th birthday (2005): 'Gold Digger' by Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx 15th birthday (2006): 'SexyBack' by Justin Timberlake 16th birthday (2007): 'Crank That (Soulja Boy)' by Soulja Boy 17th birthday (2008): 'Whatever You Like' by T.I. 18th birthday (2009): 'Down' by Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne 19th birthday (2010): 'Just The Way You Are' by Bruno Mars 20th birthday (2011): 'Someone Like You' by Adele 21st birthday (2012): 'One More Night' by Maroon 5 22nd birthday (2013): 'Royals' by Lorde 23rd birthday (2014): 'All About That Bass' by Meghan Trainor 24th birthday (2015): 'The Hills' by The Weeknd 25th birthday (2016): 'Closer' by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey 26th birthday (2017): 'Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)' by Cardi B 27th birthday (2018): 'Girls Like You' by Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B 28th birthday (2019): 'Truth Hurts' by Lizzo 29th birthday (2020): 'Rockstar' by DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch