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This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1973, Stevie Wonder's 'Superstition' Soared to No. 1 on the Hot 100

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Stevie Wonder photographed in 1971. 

The iconic song became his second leader. Plus, remembering feats by Celine Dion, Sting & Madonna.

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

Jan. 23, 2016
Flashing all the way back … one year! Justin Bieber earned his second Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as "Sorry" spent its first of three weeks on top.

Jan. 24, 1998
As the movie reigned at the box office, the Titanic soundtrack began its 16-week Billboard 200 rule. The set and the title it replaced at No. 1, Celine Dion's Let's Talk About Love, both include the film's signature ballad, "My Heart Will Go On."

Jan. 25, 1992
Twenty-five years ago: Color Me Badd collected its second Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as "All 4 Love" followed prior single "I Adore Mi Amor" to the top.

Jan. 26, 1991
Sting crowned Alternative Songs with the first single from his album The Soul Cages, as "All This Time" hit No. 1. Look for Sting next week (Jan. 31) when he'll perform on CBS' The Late Late Show With James Corden.

Jan. 27, 1973
Powered by its iconic clavinet riff, Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" danced to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. It became his second leader and first since his debut hit "Fingertips – Pt 2" almost 10 years earlier.

Jan. 28, 1984
The Queen of Pop's reign was underway, as Madonna's first Billboard Hot 100 entry, "Holiday," peaked at No. 16 (for the first of two weeks). To date, Madonna – Billboard's 2016 Woman of the Year – has tallied 57 Hot 100 hits, including 38 top 10s, the most of any artist all-time.

Jan. 29, 2000
Australian pop duo Savage Garden began a four-week command of the Billboard Hot 100 with "I Knew I Loved You." The ballad also topped Adult Contemporary for a whopping 17 weeks.