The song became Carey's record fifth consecutive career-opening Hot 100 leader. Plus, remembering feats by Elton John, Christina Aguilera & Creed.
Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history.
Oct. 10, 1992
Patty Smyth's "Sometimes Love Just Ain't Enough," featuring additional vocals by Don Henley, began a three-week reign on the Pop Songs chart. The ballad from the members of Scandal and the Eagles, respectively, wrapped a four-week command on the Adult Contemporary chart the same week. Now, the song is back, as Russell Watson's version debuted on the Oct. 8 AC tally.
Oct. 11, 1997
Elton John's tribute to the late Princess Diana, "Candle in the Wind 1997," backed with B-side "Something About the Way You Look Tonight," began a 14-week domination on the Billboard Hot 100. It debuted with 3,446,000 physical singles sold and sold 1,212,000 the following week, becoming the first song to sell at least 1 million in a week since Nielsen Music began tracking sales in 1991. No song would break that barrier again for 18 years, until Adele's "Hello" sold 1.1 million downloads (Nov. 14, 2015).