This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2013, Eminem & Rihanna Ruled the Hot 100 With 'The Monster'

Plus, remembering feats by The Weekend, Taylor Swift & The Chipmunks.

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

Dec. 17, 2016
The Weeknd notched his second of three No. 1s to date on the Billboard 200, as Starboy started at the summit and led for five total weeks. It followed Beauty Behind the Madness in 2015 and led ahead of his EP My Dear Melancholy, this past April.   

Dec. 18, 1982
Daryl Hall and John Oates scored their fifth of six Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s, the most among duos, as "Maneater" began a four-week reign.

Dec. 19, 1964
1964 was The Supremes' breakout year, as the Motown legends landed their first three Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s: "Where Did Our Love Go," "Baby Love" and, on this date, "Come See About Me."

Dec. 20, 1986
The line about cops in donut shops didn't win them any support in police circles, but The Bangles won over audiences with "Walk Like an Egyptian." The song began its four-week Billboard Hot 100 command and topped the year-end chart pyramid as the No. 1 song of 1987.

Dec. 21, 2013
Eminem and featured artist Rihanna scared up a Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as "The Monster" logged its first of four weeks on top. The collab became Rihanna's 13th No. 1 (of 14 to date) and Eminem's fifth (and most recent). Bebe Rexha wrote the hook for the song, originally intended to be titled "Monster Under My Bed" for her own debut album.  

Dec. 22, 2007
Taylor Swift tallied her first No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as "Our Song" began a six-week command. Before her segue to pop full-time on 1989, she scored seven No. 1s on Hot Country Songs.

Holiday bonus! 60 years ago, on Dec. 22, 1958, the only Christmas song ever to top the Billboard Hot 100, "The Chipmunk Song," by David Seville & The Chipmunks, began its four-week stay atop the chart's highest bough.

Dec. 23, 1989
Phil Collins started his longest Billboard Hot 100 reign, as his social commentary ballad "Another Day in Paradise" spent its first of four weeks at No. 1. The song became the last of 231 No. 1s in the '80s.


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