Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history.
July 8, 1995
Of TLC‘s four Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s, “Waterfalls” reigned the longest, as it began its seven-week summer rule.
July 9, 1988
Cheap Trick had long been known for its high-energy rock favorites like “I Want You to Want to Me.” It was power ballad “The Flame,” however, that sent the Illinois quartet to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 at last.
July 10, 1965
The Rolling Stones rocked their first No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, as “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” logged its first of four weeks at the summit. The band boasts eight total No. 1s, the fourth-best total among groups, after The Beatles (20), The Supremes (12) and Bee Gees (nine).
July 11, 2009
10 years ago: The bad news for The Black Eyed Peas: Their “Boom Boom Pow” ended a 12-week reign atop the Billboard Hot 100. The good news? They replaced themselves at No. 1 with follow-up “I Gotta Feeling,” which went on to spend even more time on top: 14 weeks. The 26-week domination for the songs marks the longest by a single act in the Hot 100’s history.
July 12, 2003
Beyoncé earned her first of six Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s apart from Destiny’s Child (with whom she achieved four leaders), as “Crazy in Love,” featuring her then-future-husband, JAY-Z, began an eight-week command.
July 13, 1985
A year after landing its first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 with “The Reflex,” Duran Duran ruled again, as “A View to a Kill,” the title theme to the 14th James Bond film, rose 2-1.
July 14, 1990
“Holding you, I held everything. For a moment, wasn’t I the king?” Garth Brooks sings in “The Dance,” his modern classic that began a four-week reign on Hot Country Songs.