In the world of popular music, tastes change so quickly that music from only a handful of years ago can sound like a relic from another era. Which is why it seems so impressive/impossible to look as far back as 115 years ago into the history of the form, but that’s exactly what you can do with a new feature from music site Playback.fm.
The Playback.fm feature is billed as a way to “Find the #1 Song on the Day You Were Born,” but it’s a lot more expansive than just that. For any date between today and January 1st, 1900, you can find what people were listening to the most. There’s also a bonus link that will tell you what song you were conceived to (aka the #1 song nine months before you were born), but I actually just want to stop thinking about that now.
To find the #1 song on the day you were born, or any other date going back 115 years, head over to Playback.fm here, where each song also includes an accompanying YouTube video. It’s like a time machine for your ears!