If you were born on Sunday 17th October, 1993 then One Week by Barenaked Ladies was the #1 song on your 5th 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! (1993): 'Dreamlover' by Mariah Carey 1st birthday (1994): 'I'll Make Love to You' by Boyz II Men 2nd birthday (1995): 'Fantasy' by Mariah Carey 3rd birthday (1996): 'Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)' by Los Del Rio 4th birthday (1997): 'Candle in the Wind 1997/Something About the Way You Look Tonight' by Elton John 5th birthday (1998): 'One Week' by Barenaked Ladies 6th birthday (1999): 'Heartbreaker' by Mariah Carey 7th birthday (2000): 'Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)' by Christina Aguilera 8th birthday (2001): 'Fallin' by Alicia Keys 9th birthday (2002): 'A Moment Like This' by Kelly Clarkson 10th birthday (2003): 'Baby Boy' by Beyonce feat. Sean Paul 11th birthday (2004): 'Goodies' by Ciara feat. Petey Pablo 12th birthday (2005): 'Gold Digger' by Kanye West feat. Jamie Foxx 13th birthday (2006): 'SexyBack' by Justin Timberlake 14th birthday (2007): 'Crank That (Soulja Boy)' by Soulja Boy 15th birthday (2008): 'Whatever You Like' by T.I. 16th birthday (2009): 'Down' by Jay Sean feat. Lil Wayne 17th birthday (2010): 'Just The Way You Are' by Bruno Mars 18th birthday (2011): 'Someone Like You' by Adele 19th birthday (2012): 'One More Night' by Maroon 5 20th birthday (2013): 'Royals' by Lorde 21st birthday (2014): 'All About That Bass' by Meghan Trainor 22nd birthday (2015): 'The Hills' by The Weeknd 23rd birthday (2016): 'Closer' by The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey 24th birthday (2017): 'Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)' by Cardi B 25th birthday (2018): 'Girls Like You' by Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B 26th birthday (2019): 'Truth Hurts' by Lizzo 27th birthday (2020): 'Rockstar' by DaBaby featuring Roddy Ricch