Do You Know What Song Was Most Popular During the Year You Were Born? 1940-1980

Music is the universal language that keeps everyone across every continent connected — which makes it incredibly important! Something to hold onto are the songs that helped shaped our lives. We can be taken back into the past with just one chord!

So, let’s travel back in time and see what songs were popular when you were born:

1940: “I’ll Never Smile Again” – Tommy Dorsey
1941: “Amapola (Pretty Little Poppy)” – Benny Goodman and Helen Forrest
1942: “Moonlight Cocktail” – Glenn Miller
1943: “I’ve Heard That Song Before” – Harry James and Helen Forrest
1944: “Swinging On A Star” – Bing Crosby
1945: “Sentimental Journey” – Les Brown and Doris Day
1946: “The Gypsy” – The Ink Spots
1947: “Heartaches” – Ted Weems
1948: “Mañana (Is Soon Enough For Me)” – Peggy Lee
1949: “Riders In The Sky” – Vaughn Monroe
1950: “Goodnight Irene” – Gordon Jenkins and The Weavers
1951: “Too Young” – Nat King Cole
1952: “Blue Tango” – Leroy Anderson
1953: “Song From Moulin Rouge” – Percy Faith
1954: “Little Things Mean A Lot” – Kitty Kallen
1955: “Cherry Pink And Apple Blossom White” – Perez Prado
1956: “Heartbreak Hotel” – Elvis Presley
1957: “All Shook Up” – Elvis Presley
1958: “Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)” – Domenico Modugno
1959: “The Battle Of New Orleans” – Johnny Horton
1960: “Theme From ‘A Summer Place’” – Percy Faith
1961: “Tossin’ And Turnin” – Bobby Lewis
1962: “Stranger On The Shore” – Mr. Acker Bilk
1963: “Sugar Shack” — Jimmy Gilmer and The Fireballs
1964: “I Want To Hold Your Hand” — The Beatles
1965: “Wooly Bully” – Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs
1966: “The Ballad Of The Green Berets” – Sgt. Barry Sadler
1967: “To Sir With Love” – Lulu
1968: “Hey Jude” — The Beatles
1969: “Sugar, Sugar” — The Archie’s
1970: “Bridge Over Troubled Water” — Simon and Garfunkel
1971: “Joy to the World” — Three Dog Night
1972: “The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face” — Roberta Flack
1973: “Tie A Yellow Ribbon ‘Round the Ole Oak Tree” — Tony Orlando and Dawn
1974: “The Way We Were” — Barbra Streisand
1975: “Love Will Keep Us Together” — Captain & Tennille
1976: “Silly Love Songs” — Paul McCartney & Wings
1977: “Tonight’s the Night (Gonna Be Alright)” — Rod Stewart
1978: “Shadow Dancing” — Andy Gibb
1979: “Call Me” – Blondie
1980: “Bette Davis Eyes” – Kim Carnes
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No one knows what your song is, but these are just as timeless as you are, trust us! Music is a beautiful time capsule that keeps us connected and is a constant reminder of what happened in the past, reminding us of how precious time is. There are beautiful memories attached to all of these songs and more. Your memories have shaped your life — being able to look back and pinpoint it through a specific song is special.