Aretha Franklin Dies
This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1995, Oasis' 'Wonderwall' Topped Alternative Songs
The band earned its first of two No. 1s at the format. Plus, remembering feats by LeAnn Rimes, Phillip Phillips & The Monkees.
Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history.
Dec. 26, 1970
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 Billboard 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
Twenty years ago: LeAnn Rimes flew to No. 1 on Hot Country Songs with "One Way Ticket (Because I Can)."
Dec. 29, 2012
After winning American Idol (on May 23, 2012), Phillip Phillips found his "Home" at No. 1 on the Adult Pop Songs airplay chart.
Dec. 30, 1995
Oasis began a 10-command of Alternative Songs with its first No. 1, "Wonderwall." The band would lead again for five weeks with follow-up "Champagne Supernova."
Dec. 31, 1966
Flashing back 50 years: Less than two months after notching their first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 with "Last Train to Clarksville, The Monkees rolled to No. 1 again with the Neil Diamond-penned classic "I'm a Believer."
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