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This Week In Billboard Chart History: Lady Gaga Lands Her First No. 1 With 'Just Dance'

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Lady Gaga performs at the 2013 MTV VMAs in Brooklyn, NY

Five years ago this week, Mother Monster topped the Hot 100 for the first time. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Janet and Michael Jackson, Men at Work and U2

Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history


Jan. 13, 1990
We were all a part of it: Janet Jackson's "Rhythm Nation" conquered the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart 24 years ago today.

Jan. 14, 1989
Twenty-five years ago today, U2 logs its sixth and final frame atop the Mainstream Rock chart with the retro-soulful "Angel of Harlem."



Jan. 15, 1983
Men at Work bring "Down Under" up to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, marking their second U.S. career-opening leader. "Who Can It Be Now" had reigned the previous October.

Jan. 16, 1988
The last No. 1 to date by a member of the Beatles topped the Billboard Hot 100 26 years ago today, as George Harrison's "Got My Mind Set on You" (featuring Ringo Starr on drums) reached No. 1.



Jan. 17, 2009
Birth of a Monster: Five years ago today, Lady Gaga crowned the Billboard Hot 100 for the first time, as her debut entry, "Just Dance," featuring Colby O'Donis, spent its first of three weeks at No. 1.

Jan. 18, 1975
The hit that inspired Barry-oke: Barry Manilow's debut Billboard Hot 100 entry "Mandy" became his first No. 1, rising to the top of the chart 39 years ago today.

Jan. 19, 1980
Michael Jackson crowns the Billboard Hot 100 with "Rock With You." The song marks his first of nine No. 1s in the '80s, the most of any artist in the decade.