Dec. 23, 1989
Phil Collins starts his longest Billboard Hot 100 reign, as his social commentary ballad "Another Day in Paradise" spends its first of four weeks at No. 1. It would be the final topper (of 231 total) of the decade.
Dec. 24, 1988
Poison softened its sound to great effect: ballad "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" (which Miley Cyrus covered in 2010) hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Dec. 25, 1993
A year later, she gave us a present with "All I Want for Christmas Is You" (a gift that keeps on giving), but on Christmas Day 1993, Mariah Carey unwrapped something special for her (and us) to enjoy: her eighth Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as "Hero" hit the top spot.
Dec. 26, 1970
Forty-four years ago today, George Harrison became the first Beatle to top the Billboard Hot 100 as a solo act, as "My Sweet Lord"/"Isn't It a Pity" rose to No. 1.
Dec. 27, 1980
Almost three weeks after his death, "(Just Like) Starting Over" became John Lennon's biggest solo Hot 100 hit. The song would reign for five weeks, helping fans worldwide grieve the loss of one of the most influential artists of all-time.
Dec. 28, 1996
Then-14-year-old LeAnn Rimes roared to No. 1 on Hot Country Songs with "One Way Ticket (Because I Can)."