This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1989, Debbie Gibson's 'Lost in Your Eyes' Was Found at No. 1 on the Hot 100

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Debbie Gibson

Plus, remembering feats by Rihanna, Britney Spears & REO Speedwagon.

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

March 4, 1989
30 years ago: Debbie Gibson soared to her second Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as ballad "Lost in Your Eyes" lifted 2-1. "Obviously, dance songs can stand the test of time, but nothing penetrates and spans all age groups, all ethnicities or all genders like a ballad," Gibson told Billboard in 2014 upon the 25th anniversary of the release of parent album Electric Youth.  

"One of my favorite things, to this day, is that many people come up to me and tell me that they learned how to play the piano from that song and from that sheet music, which is such an honor to me."

March 5, 2016
Rihanna scored her 14th and most recent Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 with "Work," featuring Drake. The pair had previously topped the Hot 100 in 2010 with "What's My Name?"

March 6, 1965
An all-time pop/R&B classic reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100: the Temptations' "My Girl." The legendary act earned the honor of the No. 1 artist in Billboard's recap of the top all-time R&B/hip-hop acts. Check out the all-time top artist, album and song rankings.

March 7, 2009
10 years ago: Britney Spears scored her fifth Pop Songs No. 1, as "Circus" jumped 3-1. She's since added her sixth, and most recent leader, "I Wanna Go," in 2011.

March 8, 2003
50 Cent began a nine-week reign on the Billboard Hot 100 with "In Da Club," the rapper's first of four No. 1s.

March 9, 1985
REO Speedwagon began a three-week command of the Billboard Hot 100 with love song "Can't Fight This Feeling."

March 10, 1979
40 years ago: Gloria Gaynor strutted to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with her iconic disco anthem "I Will Survive."

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