What was no. 1 on the day I was born

According to This Day in Music, the following songs were No. 1 on the day I was born:

  • UK: "Amazing Grace" by The Pipes and Drums and Military Band of The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards
  • US: "The First Time I Ever Saw Your Face" by Roberta Flack
  • Australia: "Without You" by Nilsson

I just went to Last.fm to stream "The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face". I remember hearing the song when I was a kid, and as undeveloped as my musical senses were, I liked it. Hearing it again as an adult, I have to appreciate the minimal arrangement and what seems to be a very modal melody. Flack delivers a spine-tingling performance. I approve.

As for the UK and Australia, I don’t know what they were thinking.