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This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2008, Beyonce Locked Down No. 1 on the Hot 100 With 'Single Ladies'

Plus, remembering feats by P!nk, George Michael & Usher.

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

Dec. 10, 1966
The Beach Boys earned one of the most acclaimed Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s in the rock era's history, "Good Vibrations." The song became the group's third of four leaders; nearly 22 years later, the act returned to the top with 1988's "Kokomo."

Dec. 11, 2010
P!nk was the toast of the Billboard Hot 100, as her "Raise Your Glass" rose to No. 1.

Dec. 12, 1987
George Michael began a four-week command atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Faith." The song went on to become Billboard's top hit of all of 1988.

Dec. 13, 2008
It's been 10 years since Beyoncé coined her phrase aimed at pushing guys' cold feet toward the altar, as "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" spent its first of four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Dec. 14, 1968
Fifty years ago, Marvin Gaye's longest-leading Billboard Hot 100 hit, the iconic "I Heard It Through the Grapevine," tallied its first of seven weeks at No. 1.

Dec. 15, 2001
Usher earned the third of his nine Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s to date, "U Got It Bad." The song reigned for six total weeks.

Dec. 16, 2006
More Beyoncé: The diva began her longest solo Billboard Hot 100 reign, as "Irreplaceable" spent its first of 10 weeks at No. 1. She bested her nine-week command with "Baby Boy" in 2003. (As part of Destiny's Child, Beyoncé ruled for 11 weeks with "Independent Women Part I" in 2000-01.)