This Week In Billboard Chart History: Shakira Shakes Her 'Hips' To No. 1
This week in 2006, the Latin pop superstar topped the Hot 100. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Rick Astley, the Four Tops, Carrie Underwood and Robin Thicke
Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history
June 16, 1990
"Pretty Woman" gave Roxette a pretty big hit. From the soundtrack of the hit Julia Roberts film, the Swedish duo began a two-week stay atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "It Must Have Been Love."
June 17, 2006
After charting five previous songs, including 2001's No. 6-peaking "Whenever, Wherever," Shakira finally shook her way to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. Eight years ago today, "Hips Don't Lie," featuring Wyclef Jean, spent its first of two weeks at No. 1.
June 18, 1988
In 1988, Rick-rolling meant that Rick Astley was on a roll (in that ancient, pre-Internet era). After spending two weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Never Gonna Give You Up" in March, Astley returned to No. 1 with "Together Forever."
June 19, 1965
After three prior hits – the classic "Baby I Need Your Loving" rose the highest (No. 11) – the Four Tops scored their first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)" reached the top.
June 20, 1992
Mariah Carey's "I'll Be There," from her "MTV Unplugged" special, topped the Billboard Hot 100. As the Jackson 5's original version hit No. 1 in 1970, the song is one of nine to lead the list as recorded by two artists.
June 21, 2008
Her mama (in the song) might've been ashamed that her daughter didn't know her last name after waking up married in Vegas, but the real life mom of Carrie Underwood had to be proud when the singer's "Last Name" topped Hot Country Songs six years ago this week.
June 22, 2013
A year ago today, the 2013 Song of the Summer began its 12-week reign atop the Billboard Hot 100, as Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," featuring T.I. and Pharrell, reached the summit. Fast-forward 12 months and Thicke is climbing Billboard's R&B charts with new single "Get Her Back." The song previews his forthcoming album, reportedly named "Paula," in honor of his estranged wife.