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This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1968, The Beatles Began Their Longest Run at No. 1

"Hey Jude" set up shop on top for nine weeks. Plus, remembering feats by Selena Gomez, P!nk & Cher.

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

Sept. 25, 1982
It was no trick: The Steve Miller Band appeared at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Abracadabra.”

Sept. 26, 2015
Selena Gomez scored her first No. 1 on the Pop Songs airplay chart, “Good for You,” featuring A$AP Rocky. She’d also lead with her next two singles: “Same Old Love” and “Hands to Myself.”

Sept. 27, 2008
She’s still a rock star: P!nk notched her second Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 (of four so far), and first on her own, with “So What.” She’d first reigned with Christina Aguilera, Lil’ Kim and Mya on “Lady Marmalade” in 2001.

Sept. 28, 1968
The Beatles began their longest Billboard Hot 100 command, as “Hey Jude” set up at No. 1 for the first of nine weeks.


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Sept. 29, 1990
Nelson, the pop-rock duo featuring Rick Nelson’s long-haired sons Matthew and Gunnar, topped the Billboard Hot 100 with its catchy debut single “(Can’t Live Without Your) Love and Affection.” (Their father had tallied the Hot 100’s very first No. 1, as “Poor Little Fool” led the inaugural Aug. 4, 1958-dated chart.)

Sept. 30, 1989
She found a way: Cher climbed to the top of Billboard‘s Adult Contemporary chart with “If I Could Turn Back Time.”

Oct. 1, 1977
A long time ago (well, 40 years) in a galaxy far, far away (well, on the Billboard Hot 100), Meco out-battled all competitors and reached No. 1 with “Star Wars Theme/Cantina Band.”