This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2009, Kelly Clarkson Made a Record Rise to No. 1 With 'My Life Would Suck Without You'
Plus, remembering feats by Toto, Tiffany & Katy Perry.
Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history.
Feb. 4, 1978
Cue John Travolta's dance moves: the Bee Gees took over atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Stayin' Alive."
Feb. 5, 1983
An '80s classic topped the Billboard Hot 100, as Toto's "Africa" ascended 2-1. Read Billboard's oral history of the song's lasting legacy, extended further thanks to Weezer's 2018 hit cover.
Feb. 6, 1988
Tiffany began a two-week stay atop the Billboard Hot 100 with her ballad "Could've Been," the follow-up to her career-opening No. 1, "I Think We're Alone Now."
Feb. 7, 2009
10 years ago: Kelly Clarkson scored her second of three Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s to date, as "My Life Would Suck Without You" rocketed 97-1. The vault remains the biggest to the top (or any position) in the chart's history. Three months earlier, Britney Spears had soared 96-1 with "Womanizer."
Feb. 8, 2014
Five years ago: Katy Perry collected her ninth and most recent Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as "Dark Horse," featuring Juicy J, galloped 4-1 for its first of four weeks on top.
Feb. 9, 1991
Everybody danced then: C+C Music Factory took over atop the Billboard Hot 100 for the first of two weeks with "Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)."
Feb. 10, 1990
Paula Abdul and her cartoon pals the Wild Pair began a two-week reign atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Opposites Attract," the fourth No. 1 from her debut album Forever Your Girl. Almost exactly a year earlier (Feb. 11, 1989), "Straight Up" had become the set's first leader.