Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history.
Dec. 31, 1966
Less than two months after notching their first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 with “Last Train to Clarksville, The Monkees swung to the top again with the Neil Diamond-penned classic “I’m a Believer.”
Jan. 1, 1966
Simon & Garfunkel hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their first entry, “The Sound of Silence.” The duo led twice more: with “Mrs. Robinson” in 1968 and “Bridge Over Troubled Water” in 1970.
Jan. 2, 2010
With her first single, Kesha clocked her first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 – and the first No. 1 of the 2010s – with “TiK ToK.”
Jan. 3, 1976
The Bay City Rollers skated to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with their debut chart hit, the bubblegum pop/dance hit “Saturday Night.” Despite their name, they weren’t from Bay City, Michigan, but Edinburgh, Scotland. They got their name by throwing a dart at a map of the U.S., which landed guess where …
Jan. 4, 2014
Florida Georgia Line landed its longest-leading Country Airplay No. 1 (of 14 to date), as “Stay” began a four-week stay at the summit.
Jan. 5, 1991
MTV famously refused to show the song’s racy video, but that didn’t hurt its popularity. In fact, it fueled its fire, as “Justify My Love” became Madonna‘s ninth Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 (of 12 total).
Jan. 6, 1979
Bee Gees earned their seventh of nine Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s, ballad “Too Much Heaven.” The trio tallied all nine leaders in the ’70s, the most of any act that decade.