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This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1967, The Beatles’ ‘All You Need Is Love’ Hit No. 1

Plus, remembering feats by Boyz II Men, Madonna & Alicia Keys.

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

Aug. 13, 1966
A summer smash, literally: The Lovin’ Spoonful‘s “Summer in the City” heated up the Billboard Hot 100 for its first of three weeks at No. 1.    

Aug. 14, 1965
With one of the rock era’s sing-along favorites (just find a duet partner …), Sonny & Cher reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “I Got You Babe.”


Aug. 15, 1992
Boyz II Men made their first of five trips to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, all in the ’90s, as “End of the Road” began a then-record 13-week command.

Aug. 16, 1986
Madonna got herself a present on her 28th birthday: her fourth Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as “Papa Don’t Preach” rose 2-1. She has since upped her total to 12 career Hot 100 leaders.

Aug. 17, 2002
The bad news for Nelly: his “Hot in Herre” fell from No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 after seven weeks. The good news for Nelly: his follow-up “Dilemma,” featuring Kelly Rowland, took over for the first of 10 weeks at No. 1.

Aug. 18, 2001
Alicia Keys made a grand entrance on the Billboard Hot 100, as her debut smash “Fallin’ ” began a six-week reign at No. 1.

Aug. 19, 1967
The Summer of Love’s quintessential theme song, The Beatles‘ “All You Need Is Love,” topped the Billboard Hot 100.