Find out which album was No.1 in the UK on the day you were born with our new tool


Our latest gadget will be music to your ears – it can tell you who was No1 in the UK on the day you were born.

All you have to do is pop in your date of birth and it will reveal the answer in seconds.

Perhaps it was The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967 – or more recently Oasis’s Definitely Maybe in 1994 or even One Direction’s Up All Night in 2011 if you’re a youngster?

Mirror readers of all ages can now find out after we teamed up with hmv to create a search tool masterpiece to celebrate the first-ever National Album Day this Saturday October 13.

Find out your ‘birth No1’ right here…

In hmv stores across the UK, there will also be some exclusive strictly limited edition coloured vinyl records available in-store on Saturday – plus at 3.33pm, hmv will also be launching an exclusive in-store offer that will run for the remainder of that day.

Be in-store at this time or miss out! Click here to find your nearest store -or shop all of hmv’s best music offers online here .

Staff will also be chatting to customers about their favourite albums and playing a mix of the best albums ever, while showcasing the store’s huge range of CDs, vinyl and band merchandise such as t-shirts and music books.

National Album Day will comes in the 70th anniversary year of the first album release and will celebrate all aspects of the UK’s love of the album.

In 2017, 135million albums, or their equivalent, were either purchased, downloaded or streamed – marking a 9.5 per cent rise on the previous year. And 4.1million of those were on vinyl – the highest level since the start of the 1990’s, according to The British Phonographic Industry.

A #NationalAlbumDay social media campaign will support the activity and urge people to share the album which has most inspired them – and to play their favourite in full at 3.33pm on the day.

Chart-topper Paloma Faith is among a host of artists backing National Album Day. She said: “I vividly remember being excited by so many classic albums as I was growing up, like Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’, Dylan’s ‘Freewheelin’’, and Erykah Badu’s ‘Mama’s Gun’, although, if I had to pick one, the album that most inspired me was Tracy Chapman’s self-titled debut.

“It featured the incredibly powerful ‘Why?’ – a song that has become a real anthem for me not least as it was the first to bring home the emotional power of lyrics.

“The way we engage with music may be changing, but for me the album remains the ultimate expression of the songwriter’s craft.”

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