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What Was The Biggest Song The Year You Were Born?

Updated June 14, 2019 40.7k views26 items

Have you ever wondered what was the biggest song the year you were born? You aren't the only one--lots of folks have leaned back in a chair and wondered what song their parents were probably listening to when they... well, you get the idea. You may already know which movie was the most popular the year you were born, but what about songs?

Songs have a way of permeating a culture such that they become a huge part of our lives. Whether a song is performed by one of your favorite musicians or someone new, it's likely you have heard most of these at one time or another even if they technically do predate your birth somewhat.

Whichever song is considered to be the most listened to song by year helps us to follow trends in music and culture, but most interesting of all is finding out which single was the biggest song of your birth year. Now, we couldn't go back in time and list every song for each and every year, but we grabbed a sizable chunk representing a good portion of Generation X, Y, and Millennials. These aren't necessarily the best songs of all time, but are definitely the biggest songs of the year between 1975 and 2000.

  • 1975 - "Love Will Keep Us Together"
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    "Love Will Keep Us Together" was written by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield in 1973, but it was Captain & Tennille who made the song famous with their cover in 1975. 

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  • 1976 - "Silly Love Songs"
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    "Silly Love Songs" was written by Paul and Linda McCartney. It was performed by McCartney's band, Wings, on the album Wings at the Speed of Sound.

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    #52 of 152 The Best Paul McCartney Songs#21 of 25 The Fabbest Ex-Beatles Songs#44 of 256 The Best Songs with Love in the Title

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  • 1977 - "Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)"
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    Rod Stewart recorded "Tonight's The Night (Gonna Be Alright)" for his album A Night on the Town in 2976. It remained hot all the way through to take the number one spot in 1977.

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  • 1978 - "Shadow Dancing"
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    Disco never died thanks to "Shadow Dancing", which was written and performed by Andy Gibb. It was Gibb's last song to make it to the number one position though he had three songs break the top ten in the United States.

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