Also on Feb. 20, 1988: Rihanna was born. Happy birthday!
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 No. 9 nor 5 throughout its Hot 100 run.)
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 largely best known for the bubbly track, they followed with six more consecutive top 20 hits over the next two years.
Feb. 23, 2002
Ja Rule notched his second Billboard Hot 100 – and featured artist Ashanti earned her first, in her first visit to the chart – as "Always on Time" clocked its first of two weeks on top.
Feb. 24, 1973
Roberta Flack crowned the Billboard Hot 100 with "Killing Me Softly With His Song." The Fugees' cover ruled R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay for five weeks in 1996.
Feb. 25, 1995
What's Madonna's longest-leading Billboard Hot 100 No. 1? It's not any of her signature '80s songs like "Like a Virgin" or "Material Girl" (the latter of which peaked at No. 2). Nope, it's ballad "Take a Bow," which, on this date, began its seven-week command.