What song was #1 the day you were born?

Published: February 28, 2015
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PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto and Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose. CREATIVE: AAMIR KHAN

PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto and Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose. CREATIVE: AAMIR KHAN

Whether you are a 60s, 80s or 90s baby, you can now find out which song was topping the charts and was on everyone’s radios while your parents were listening to your shrill cries the day you were born, according to Huffington Post.

Playback.fm allows you to indulge in all this fun, where you can find out whether the day you were born was one to remember in the history of music. Are you a legend like that legendary song all the legends were talking about on your birthday or are you a nobody like the song by a nobody that nobody remembers.

While this bit of information might not be life-changing, we think its quite telling. Just look at some of Pakistan’s most recognised names we put through the exercise.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, born on December 25, 1949, did not have much luck with this. The number one song on his date of birth was Mule Train by Frankie Laine.

Well, at least he’s the prime minister eh?

 

Army chief General Raheel Sharif’s date of birth had The Wayward Wind by Gogi Grant being the top track. We admit, not many have heard of this song but do we agree the title of the song is fitting for the army general?

 

Moving on to the man who kept the country in a stir last year with his Azaadi March. Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan, who was born on November 25, 1952, had this number one song on the day he graced the world with his presence…

It’s in the Book (Parts 1 & 2) by Johnny Standley.

Well, he’ll probably only have one thing to say: Dhandli!

 

His fellow protestor, Pakistan Awami Tehreek’s chief Tahirul Qadri, on the other hand, was born on February 19, 1951. Wow, the protesting leaders are just a year apart.

Well, Qadri was about as lucky with that protest as he was with a good song with The Tennessee Waltz by Patti Page being the number one song the day he was born.

Pakistan Peoples Party Chairman Bilawal Bhutto, late former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s son, was born on September 21, 1988.

Finally, a youngling!

Number one song on the day he was born? None other than Guns N’ Roses’ Sweet Child o’ Mine!

 

All-rounder cricketing champ (excluding this world cup), Shahid Afridi’s date of birth had Crazy Little Thing Called Love by Queen as the number one song for his birthday!

Making hearts go Boom Boom since March 1, 1980.

 

With Umar Akmal, you would think he’d get Drop it like it’s Hot for his apparent habit not being an able catcher.

However, the website tells us he instead gets pop diva Madonna’s Vogue!

 

The handsome Fawad Khan, born on November 29, 1981, had the beautiful Olivia Newton-John’s racy song Physical as the number one track on the day he was born.

 

Now for the ladies.

Racy and in-your-face Veena Malik got none other than Jump by Van Halen.

Late former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, born on June 21, 1953 got The Song from Moulin Rouge (Where Is Your Heart) by Percy Faith and His Orchestra.

Our brave teenager and Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, born on July 12, 1997, got none other than I’ll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy and Faith Evens.

Fitting song for the young girl, who is far away from her home country.

 

Actress and TV personality Bushra Ansari got Oh! My Pa-Pa (O Mein Papa) by Eddie Fisher.

The iconic comedian, who started her career as a child actress, was born on February 16, 1954.

The we have Fatima Bhutto, Bilawal’s cousin and the daughter of Murtaza Bhutto, who was born on May 29, 1982.

What was the number one song on her date of birth? Ebony and Ivory by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder.

The beautiful and talented Mahira Khan, born on December 21, 1984 had Out of Touch by Daryl Hall and John Oates as the number one song the day she was born.

Mahira is nothing near being out of touch though, what with her upcoming Bollywood debut Raees.

Last but not least, there is the talented Sanam Saeed. The model-actress, born on November 30, 1984,  got Wham!’s Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go.

Anything to do with George Michael should make one happy.

 

Find out what song was #1 on your birthday here.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Ahmed
    Feb 28, 2015 - 7:29PM

    Mine says that Madonna’s ”Take a bow ” was #1 when I was born . That’s disappointing , I was expecting a nirvana song to be #1 . A nirvana song would have been awesome . Recommend

  • Ali S
    Feb 28, 2015 - 7:45PM

    Mine was ‘That’s The Way Love Goes’ by Janet Jackson :pRecommend

  • Insafian
    Feb 28, 2015 - 8:24PM

    You guys got Imran Khan’s wrong, he was born on October 8th 1952 and the #1 song then was You belong to me by Jo StafordRecommend

  • Imsal
    Feb 28, 2015 - 10:21PM

    Mine says “End of the Road by Boyz II Men” :)Recommend

  • Someone
    Mar 1, 2015 - 12:35PM

    Mine was Hassan Jahangir “Hawa Hawa aye Hawa” lol. Recommend

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