1000 No. 1s: Watch Gloria Estefan Chat About Topping The Hot 100
1000 No. 1s: Watch Gloria Estefan Chat About Topping The Hot 100
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1000 No. 1s Video Series Day 21:
Gloria Estefan Talks About Topping the Hot 100


2011 was the year that Billboard celebrated the 1000th No. 1 song on the Hot 100. As we look back on this year in music, we're celebrating that milestone with a month-long series of videos --- one for each day of December -- chatting with 31 of the hitmakers who rocketed to the top of the chart since its inception in 1958. SEE THE FULL CHART HERE.

On day 21 of our 1,000 Hot No. 1s video series, we move from yesterday's smooth '00s R&B -- "So Sick" by Ne-Yo -- to a trio of hit ballads from around 20 years ago as we chat with Gloria Estefan about her No. 1s, "Anything For You," "Don't Wanna Lose You" and "Coming Out Of The Dark." "My first No. 1 was the very first time I sang the song the day that I wrote it," Estefan says of "Anything, which ruled the Hot 100 for two weeks beginning May 14, 1988. "And I was very happy that was my first."

Just over a year later, Estefan repeated the feat when "Don't Wanna Lose You" reached the top for one week on Sept. 16, 1989. "It was the first time that I had taken control of doing the entire thing," she recalls. "It was very exciting."

But of her three No. 1s of that era, Estefan is most emotional about "Coming Out of the Dark," which spent two weeks topping the Hot 100 beginning March 30, 1991. And for very good reason. The song, which she says "poured out of me in 15 minutes," is "a giant love letter and thank you to all the fans worldwide that were such a part of my recovery after I broke my back in a tour bus accident in 1990."

Be sure to come back tomorrow (Dec. 22) for the next 1000 No. 1s video: Maroon 5 talks about their No. 1, "Makes Me Wonder."

Watch Yesterday's 1000 No. 1s Video:
Ne-Yo Talks About Topping the Hot 100.

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