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This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2000, Madonna’s ‘Music’ Hit No. 1

Fifteen years ago, the legend logged her 12th, and most recent, Hot 100 No. 1. Plus, remembering chart feats by Adele, Katy Perry & Michael Jackson.

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

Sept. 14, 1974

Forty years-one 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 classic.

Sept. 15, 1990

Twenty-five years ago: following their debut Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 “Hold On,” Wilson Phillips returned to the top with “Release Me.” In 2012, the trio reunited for a reality show (Still Holding On) and the covers album Dedicated, which became its highest-charting title on the Billboard 200 since 1992.

Sept. 16, 2000

Madonna scores her first Billboard Hot 100 since 1995 (and her 12th and most recent leader), as “Music” shimmies to the summit.


Sept. 17, 2011

Adele‘s “Someone Like You” becomes the first piano-and-vocals-only No. 1 in the Billboard Hot 100’s history.

Rewinding the Charts: Five Years Ago, Katy Perry ‘Dream’-ed History Into Reality

Sept. 18, 2010

Katy Perry takes the title cut of her album Teenage Dream to the top of the Billboard Hot 100. It’s one of five No. 1s from the set, the only one by a woman ever to yield a quintet of leaders.

Sept. 19, 1987

… As noted in the flashback above, Katy Perry’s Teenage Dream is the only album by a woman to produce five Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s. The only other such set by any artist? Michael Jackson‘s Bad. Twenty-eight years ago today, Bad generated its first topper, “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You,” with Siedah Garrett.

Sept. 20, 1969

On this date 46 years ago, a cartoon tune topped the Billboard Hot 100: the Archies‘ “Sugar, Sugar.” Of course, there was real talent behind the scenes: Andy Kim co-wrote the song. He’d go on to top the Hot 100 in 1974 with “Rock Me Gently.”