This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2007, Bruce Springsteen Was Boss of the Billboard 200 With 'Magic'

Bruce Springsteen, 2007
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Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band In concert at the O2 Arena in London on Dec. 19, 2007.

Plus, remembering feats by T.I., a-ha & Elton John.

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

Oct. 15, 1988
After tasting modest success in 1984, when the song reached No. 34, UB40's re-released "Red Red Wine" reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song, originally a No. 62 hit for its writer, Neil Diamond (and back in the news for its political tie-in, prompting a statement from UB40's Ali Campbell), resurfaced in 1988 after then-KZZP Phoenix air talent Guy Zapoleon played it to favorable response on his "Would've Been, Should've Been" feature.

Oct. 16, 1999
Creed collected its first Billboard 200 No. 1, as Human Clay soared in at No. 1. The same week, lead single "Higher" began its three-week reign on Alternative Songs (and continued its whopping 17-week domination on Mainstream Rock Songs).

Oct. 17, 2009
"Down" was up, atop the Billboard Hot 100, as British pop singer Jay Sean reigned with his debut U.S. single, featuring Lil Wayne.

Oct. 18, 2008
T.I. tallied his third Billboard 200 No. 1, as Paper Trail launched at the top spot. The set yielded the Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s "Whatever You Like" and "Live Your Life" (featuring Rihanna), the latter of which began a six-week Hot 100 rule the same day.

Oct. 19, 1985
With its memorable comic book style video, a-ha's "Take on Me" topped the Billboard Hot 100.

Oct. 20, 2007
Bruce Springsteen became boss of the Billboard 200 with his album Magic. The set arrived as his eighth No. 1 (of 11 to date). The album generated the hit single "Radio Nowhere."

Oct. 21, 1989
Elton John topped Adult Contemporary with the inspirational "Healing Hands" from his album Sleeping With the Past. The set would also yield the top five AC hits "Sacrifice" and "Club at the End of the Street." "Healing Hands" became the eighth of John's 15 AC No. 1s; he and the Carpenters share the mark for the most leaders in the chart's 57-year history.


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