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The Number One Song On Your 14th Birthday Defines Your Life

Paula MacSweeney
Paula MacSweeney

8:52 AM - 20 Sep 2019



A Very Scientific Study* has proved that the song that was Number One on your 14th birthday defines your life. On 12th November 1999, the Number One Song in Ireland was Westlife’s Flying Without Wings. So it’s TRUE! I still love that song, I still love Westlife!

*lies

 

Here are some songs that defined the lives of the Listeners of the Early Breakfast:

 

  • Spice Girls Wannabe! Maybe it’s true Paula… I Wannabe a millionaire!!”

 

  • “Paula I turned 14 on 22nd June 1988 and The Boys in Green by the Irish Soccer Squad was number 1!!! Very befitting!” - Barry en route to work before 2 weeks holidays!

 

  • “14 on 10th February 2003 – Tatu All the things she said... can barely remember that song to be honest, Paula!”

 

  • “Hi Keiran here from Co Galway – it’s my birthday today and I’ve just looked at my 14th birthday song. It was Scissor Sisters Don’t Feel Like Dancing. It true and I can’t dance for sh1t haha!”

 

  • “Morning Paula - 1993 I was 14, Whitney Houston’s I Will Always Love You was a big No. 1. It just reminds of a slow dance with a lad I didn’t even like!!”

 

  • “Kylie and Jason Especially For You, 24 Jan 1989… no need to play it haha!” Ben in Wexford

 

  • “Put Em Under Pressure was Number 1 when  I was 14…!” - Geraldine

 

  • “Hi Paula. On my 14th birthday it was Rik Astley - Never Gonna Give You Up. Not exactly sure what that says about me; I'm stubborn, tenacious, or I like cheese!”

 

  • “Hi Paula. Kevin in Carlow - 13th May 1974 The Rubettes, Sugar Baby Love! Oh the memories!”

 

  • “Hey Paula, Beetlebum by Blur was number one on my 14th birthday. I obviously don’t remember the song as I was a huge Oasis fan!”

 

  • “Hey Paula - March ‘96 mine was Take That How Deep is Your Love. Could’ve been better - the previous was Don’t Look Back in Anger by Oasis. Could’ve been worse- it was Aon Focail Eile by Richie Kavanagh after!” - Barry from Wexford

 

  • “Aw Paula Tiffany I Think We’re Alone Now was Number One on my 14th birthday! Funny considering I work alone!” - Marcella

 

  • “Hey Paula, so mine was Shakespeare’s Sister - Stay. Not sure if it defined my life as I packed my bags and moved to Finland!”

 

  • “29 January 1981, John Lennon, Imagine! A rather old scouser, Chris, on the way to Cork!”

 

  • “6 May 1981 Stand and Deliver Adam and the Ants… I'm a delivery driver!” - Drew in Cork

 

  • “How Bizarre by OMC was No 1 when I was 14. Feck sake. It always annoyed me!” - Annette Cork

 

  • “Ray  - Maniac 2000… makes sense!”

 

  • “Morning Paula. Christmas 1991 I was 14 and Bohemian rhapsody was No.1. I'll take that. Think 1992 was Mr Blobby, argh!”

 

  • “Blue Bells young at heart. Sums me up really” - Robbie Tallaght

 

  • “Mine was Chic and "Le Freak " back in 1978… So not sure what the means about me!”

 

  • “Hi Paula.my number 1 was Black Box Ride On Time. 14 year old me prob sniggered at title .43 year old me still doesn't get it… although I like to be punctual!” - Bob

 

  • “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round The Ole Oak Tree I'm not telling you the year!!”

 

  • “Oh Paula I've just looked up my number 1 song on my 14th birthday and on 13th Dec 1997 Teletubbies, Eh Oh was No.1! Well it kinda defines my life right now, with having a 1 year old and 3 year old! Don't know what it says about the rest of my life!”

 

  • “1st of April 1990 snap I've Got the Power. I'm a Guard!!”

 

  • “Good morning Paula. Lovely to have you back. My no 1 song on my 14th Birthday was Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel.  Just retired since June as a primary teacher. No trouble over my water! Just bliss with my newly found freedom. Still getting faithfully up every morning with my husband Peter. Back for a snooze afterwards. Leaving Dublin for Kilkenny next year, starting country living. Yaaay. Will still listen to you in the morning.  All the best and thanks for the lovely energy you spread early every morning. Lots of good wishes” - Barbara

 



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