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This Week In Billboard Chart History: Aerosmith Ascends To No. 1

This week in 1998, the band topped the Billboard Hot 100 at last. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Michael Jackson, Faith Hill and the Beatles.

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

Sept. 1, 1973
Kind of impossible to hear this one without thinking of comic genius Louis C.K. Forty-one years ago today, Stories‘ “Brother Louie,” now the theme to the comedian’s FX series Louie, spent its second week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Sept. 2, 1995
Michael Jackson‘s “You Are Not Alone” becomes the first song ever to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The ballad (the last of Jackson’s 13 No. 1s) was written and produced by R. Kelly.

Sept. 3, 2005
Faith Hill notched her ninth, and most recent, No. 1 on Hot Country Songs, as “Mississippi Girl” skipped to the summit.

Sept. 4, 1965
Forty-nine years ago today, the Beatles notched their ninth Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 (of their record 20) with “Help!”

Sept. 5, 1998
Almost 25 years after its first appearance on the list, Aerosmith rocked its first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 with ballad “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing.” Of its prior 26 entries, the iconic Boston band had notched six top 10s, peaking as high as No. 3 with fellow love song “Angel” in 1988. Aerosmith would add its eighth, and most recent, top 10 with “Jaded,” which reached No. 7 in 2001.

Sept. 6, 1980
Diana Ross reigned supreme on the Billboard Hot 100, as “Upside Down” danced to the summit. After scoring 12 No.1s with the Supremes in 1964-69, she scored six as a soloist in 1970-81.

Sept. 7, 1996
Alanis Morissette‘s Jagged Little Pill spent its 12th and final week at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. The same week, the set’s “You Learn” was peaking at No. 3 on the Adult Pop Songs chart.