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This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1988, Whitney Houston's 'Where Do Broken Hearts Go' Went to No. 1

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Whitney Houston photographed in 1988.

Plus, remembering feats by Leona Lewis, Blondie & Sean Paul.

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

April 23, 1988
30 years ago: "Where Do Broken Hearts Go" reached the Billboard Hot 100's apex, marking Whitney Houston's record seventh consecutive No. 1.

April 24, 1961
Going to back to the early roots of rock, Del Shannon's classic "Runaway" began a four-week reign on the Billboard Hot 100, fueled in part by its memorable Musitron instrumental bridge. The song was covered by Traveling Wilburys, which included Tom Petty, who himself name-checked "Runaway" in his 1989 hit "Runnin' Down a Dream."

April 25, 1992
Rap duo Kris Kross kicked off its eight-week reign on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Jump."

April 26, 2008
10 years ago: Fueled by the monster hit "Bleeding Love" (written by Jesse McCartney and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder), Leona Lewis' album Spirit debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

April 27, 1963
Little Peggy March began a three-week reign on the Billboard Hot 100 with "To Know Him Is to Love Him." She was 15 years and one month old when the song reached the summit, making her the youngest female to notch a Hot 100 No. 1. "I am surprised that the record still stands," March has told Billboard. "A lot of singers in the '60s were teenagers; I was just the youngest. I imagine that one day my record will be broken. I would love to be a part of the celebration when and if it happens."

April 28, 1979
Blondie's debut Billboard Hot 100 entry "Heart of Glass" became its first No. 1. The group would later lead with "Call Me," "The Tide Is High" and "Rapture."

April 29, 2006
Rising "Temperature": Sean Paul scored his third of four Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s. He'd return to the top over 10 years later, as featured on Sia's "Cheap Thrills."