Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history.
June 10, 1989
30 years ago: Howard Jones earned his second No. 1 on Billboard‘s Adult Contemporary chart, with “Everlasting Love.” He first led with “No One Is to Blame” in 1986.
June 11, 2011
Little Monsters rejoiced, as Lady Gaga‘s Born This Way bowed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The set’s title cut likewise crowned the Billboard Hot 100, for six weeks beginning that February.
June 12, 1999
20 years ago: In a boom for Latin pop, after Ricky Martin spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Livin’ La Vida Loca,” Jennifer Lopez dethroned him, as “If You Had My Love,” her first Hot 100 hit, began its own five-week command, marking her first of four total No. 1s.
June 13, 1970
The Beatles topped the Billboard Hot 100 for the last time, with “The Long and Winding Road.” It became the Fab Four’s still-record 20th Hot 100 No. 1.
June 14, 1997
Then-monikered Puff Daddy‘s tribute to slain rap star the Notorious B.I.G., “I’ll Be Missing You,” began an 11-week rule on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was made even more poignant by Biggie’s widow, Faith Evans, singing its chorus. Vocal act 112 added harmonies to the reworking of The Police’s eight-week 1983 No. 1, “Every Breath You Take.”
June 15, 1991
Paula Abdul began her longest Billboard Hot 100 reign, as “Rush, Rush” logged its first of five weeks at No. 1.
June 16, 1990
Pretty Woman gave Roxette a pretty big hit. From the soundtrack of the hit Julia Roberts film, the Swedish duo began a two-week stay atop the Billboard Hot 100 with “It Must Have Been Love,” Roxette’s third of four No. 1s.