This Week In Billboard Chart History: Kelly Clarkson's 'Gone' Goes To No. 1

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This week in 2005, the original 'American Idol' scored the top song at pop radio. Plus, remembering key chart feats for the Bangles, Kenny Chesney and Leona Lewis

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

March 31, 1984
Thirty years ago today, Kenny Loggins began a three-week reign atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Footloose," the title track from the classic Kevin Bacon blockbuster.




April 1, 1989
After scoring a string of uptempo hits like "Manic Monday," "Walk Like an Egyptian" and "Hazy Shade of Winter," the Bangles proved their way around a ballad, too, as, 25 years ago today, "Eternal Flame" hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100.




April 2, 2005
Kelly Clarkson began her longest reign atop the Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as "Since U Been Gone" spent its first of seven weeks at No. 1. The success of the song marked the first No. 1 co-write between Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald and "Max Martin" Sandberg (who've written 22 and 25 Pop Songs leaders, respectively) and helped usher in a resurgence of pure pop at the format since.

April 3, 2004
Ten years ago today, Kenny Chesney and Uncle Kracker's party anthem "When the sun Goes Down" logged its first of five weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.

April 4, 1998
K-Ci & JoJo took over atop the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with their ballad "All My Life."




April 5, 2008
Leona Lewis' debut smash "Bleeding Love" spent its first of four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder co-wrote the track with pop singer/songwriter Jesse McCartney.

April 6, 1974
Five years after B.J. Thomas took the song to No. 6 on the Billboard Hot 100, Blue Swede's "Hooked on a Feeling" amped-up version of the classic rose to No. 1.