To identify the most popular song the year you were born, 24/7 Wall Street reviewed Billboard’s top-ranked singles on the Hot 100 going back to 1960. The year's most popular song is the one that spent the most time at No. 1 that year.
If you turn 40 this year, the top song of 1978 - "Night Fever" - Bee Gees
For anyone turning 30 this year, the biggest song of 1988 - "Roll With It" - Steve Winwood
Celebrating a 20th birthday this year? The top song of 1998 - "The Boy Is Mine" - Monica & Brandy
Not every year had a great song ... consider 1982's top hit, "Ebony and Ivory" from Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder, or for those born in 1977, "You Light Up My Life" from Debbie Boone.
The USA Today has laid out all the hits, from 1960 to 2017.