January is the first month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and one of seven months with the length of 31 days. The first day of the month is known as New Year's Day. It is, on average, the coldest month of the year within most of the Northern Hemisphere (where it is the second month of winter) and the warmest month of the year within most of the Southern Hemisphere (where it is the second month of summer). In the Southern hemisphere, January is the seasonal equivalent of July in the Northern hemisphere and vice versa.
"January" is a pop rock song recorded by the Scottish rock band Pilot. Written by David Paton and produced by Alan Parsons, "January" was the sole number one single in the UK for Pilot, ironically going to the top of the charts on 1 February 1975. It stayed at number one for three weeks. In a video interview on Radio Borders, David Paton explained that the song was not about the month, but about a girl named January. The verse is unrelated to the chorus and talks about the success of Magic and how it had opened up the world for him. It also charted in the United States, making a minor impression on the Billboard Hot 100, in early 1976. It also went to number one in Australia where it stayed up top for eight weeks.