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