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This Week In Billboard Chart History: Dolly Parton Takes '9 To 5' To No. 1

Dolly Parton

Thirty-three years ago this week, the country icon ruled the Hot 100 with her workplace anthem. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Kelly Clarkson, Mariah Carey and the Spice Girls

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

Feb. 17, 1996
The Beatles topped Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. As a title, anyway: "Bigger Than the Beatles" by Joe Diffie became the chart's fab new No. 1.

Feb. 18, 2012
Two years ago today, Kelly Clarkson collected her third Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)" began a three-week reign (her longest).

Feb. 19, 2000
Mariah Carey scored her 15th Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 (of 18 to date) with "Thank God I Found You," featuring Joe & 98 Degrees.

Feb. 20, 1988
After charting three uptempo freestyle top 10s ("Come Go With Me," "Point of No Return," "Let Me Be the One"), Expose celebrated its sole Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 with ballad "Seasons Change." The girl group would impressively send it first seven singles to the chart's top 10.

Feb. 21, 1981
Country icon Dolly Parton topped the Billboard Hot 100 with "9 to 5," the theme to the workplace comedy film in which she starred. (Chart geeks, take note: the song never ranked at Nos. 9 nor 5 throughout its 26-week Hot 100 run.) Last week, Parton announced that her new albums, "Blue Smoke," arrives May 13.

Feb. 22, 1997
The Spice Girls dashed to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 with their debut pop culture smash "Wannabe." While they're likely best known for the bubbly track, they followed with six more consecutive top 20 hits over the next two years.

Feb. 23, 1980
Queen notched its two Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s in 1980. "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" reached the summit on this date that year, while "Another One Bites the Dust" followed that October.