Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history
April 7, 2001
Rap-rockers Crazy Town soared to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Butterfly.” The song had earlier topped Alternative Songs for two weeks.
April 8, 2006
It was actually a good thing Daniel Powter had a “Bad Day”: his song, as featured on “American Idol” in 2006, rose to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 eight years ago today.
April 9, 1977
ABBA’s dancefloor and karaoke classic “Dancing Queen” crowned the Billboard Hot 100 on this date 37 years ago.
April 10, 1999
Fifteen years ago today, TLC scored its third of four Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s, as “No Scrubs” reached No. 1.
April 11, 2009
Five years ago today, “Poker Face” dealt Lady Gaga her second Billboard Hot 100 No. 1. Debut smash “Just Dance” had led for three weeks that January.
April 12, 1997
As the gentle folk sounds of the Lilith Fair era reigned, Jewel topped Billboard’s Pop Songs radio airplay chart with “You Were Meant for Me.” Follow-up “Foolish Games” would likewise lead the list that October.
April 13, 1985
Boston’s ’til Tuesday made its chart debut, as “Voices Carry” entered the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 81. Exactly three months later, the song would peak at No. 8, while its video won the band best new artist honors at the 1985 MTV Video Music Awards. Lead singer Aimee Mann has formed the duo The Both with Ted Leo, with the pair’s self-titled album out April 15. Lead single “Milwaukee” is rising at adult alternative radio.