Each year, one song taps into the hearts and ears of the public on its way to topping the Billboard year-end song chart.
Times have changed, though.
While rap and R&B have dominated in the 2000s and 2010s, the early days of the chart saw an eclectic mix of hits at the top, including multiple entries from acts like The Beatles and Elvis Presley.
Billboard has been tracking the top song of each year since 1946. Business Insider compiled each hit below so you can see, and hear, which song was the soundtrack of your birth year (so long as you’re between the ages of 1 and 71).
Check out what made it to the top of each year below: