On May 29, Twitter user @swank0cean tweeted, "I've just read that apparently the song that was number 1 on your 14th birthday defines your life."
I’ve just read that apparently the song that was number 1 on your 14th birthday defines your life— Swank Af (@Swank0cean) May 30, 2018
It set off a viral sensation, sending the internet scrambling to see if MMMbop held the key to their future, or if Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now summed up the intangible feeling inside.
The Washington Post invented an interactive tool to make finding your signature song easier, but it's also simple information to Google.
Some of us at the Times took the challenge, and the results were vast and entertaining. Baby Got Back, anyone?
Listen to a Spotify playlist of our jams right here.