Music History What Was The Most Popular Song The Year You Were Born?  

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Nostalgia is so big these days that artists and fans alike are looking back to throwback tunes for big inspiration. But what were the biggest media moments from your birth year? From 1976's funky classic "Silly Love Songs," sung by Paul McCartney's side project Wings, to The Bangles' ubiquitous hit "Walk Like An Egyptian" from 1986, here is the best of what was on the radio the year you were born.

Some millennials might not even remember the most popular song the year you were born. That's in stark contrast to everyone who remembers dirty dancing to Next's 1998 slow jam "Too Close" or doing the "Macarena" dance endlessly in the mirror in 1996. If you don't know what the biggest song the year you were born was, find out the biggest hit songs from your birth year now!

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1976 - Silly Love Songs Wings, Paul McCartney

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1977 - Tonight's the Night (Gonna Be Alright) Rod Stewart

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1979 - My Sharona The Knack

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1980 - Call Me Blondie

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1982 - Physical Olivia Newton-John

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1984 - When Doves Cry Prince

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1985 - Careless Whisper George Michael

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What Was The Biggest Song The Year You Were Born?

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1988 - Faith George Michael

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1989 - My Prerogative Bobby Brown

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1990 - Hold On Wilson Phillips

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1993 - I Will Always Love You Whitney Houston

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1994 - The Sign Ace of Base

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1996 - Macarena (Bayside Boys Remix) Los Del Rio

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1997 - Something About the Way You Look Tonight/Candle in the Wind 1997 Elton John

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2000 - Breathe Faith Hill