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This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1993, Mariah Carey’s ‘Dreamlover’ Led the Hot 100

Plus, remembering feats by Sam Hunt, Wilson Phillips & Madonna.

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

Sept. 10, 1988
A month after its breakthrough album, Appetite for Destruction, topped the Billboard 200 (at last, in its 50th week on the chart), Guns N’ Roses‘ “Sweet Child O’ Mine” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Sept. 11, 1993
With its breezy, hot air balloon-themed video, Mariah Carey‘s “Dreamlover” floated to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for its first of eight weeks on top. It became her seventh of 18 No. 1s to date, the most among soloists.

Sept. 12, 2015
Sam Hunt scored his third career-opening Country Airplay No. 1, as “House Party” was cause for celebration, climbing 2-1.


Sept. 13, 1997
More Mariah: Mariah Carey coated the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in “Honey,” her 12th No. 1 on the list.

Sept. 14, 1974
Forty-four years later, he’s still a free man. But, on this date in 1974, Eric Clapton topped the Billboard Hot 100 with his damning confession, “I Shot the Sheriff.” Reggae icon Bob Marley wrote the song.

Sept. 15, 1990
Following their debut Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 “Hold On,” Wilson Phillips returned to the top with “Release Me.”

Sept. 16, 2000
Madonna achieved her first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 since 1995 (and her 12th and most recent leader), as “Music” shimmied to the summit.