The bad news for the Black Eyed Peas: three years ago today, 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).
Debbie Gibson became the youngest person to have written, produced and sung a Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 entirely on her own, as “Foolish Beat” skipped to the top spot. How’d she follow that achievement? The very next day, the then-17-year-old graduated high school.
The soundtrack to “Beverly Hills Cop” began a two-week stay atop the Billboard 200. The companion set to the Eddie Murphy blockbuster includes the hits “Axel F” by Harold Faltermeyer, “The Heat Is On” by Glenn Frey and “Neutron Dance” by the Pointer Sisters.
Her mama (in the song) might’ve been ashamed that her daughter didn’t know her last name after waking up married in Vegas, but the real life mom of Carrie Underwood had to be proud when the singer’s “Last Name” topped Country Songs four years ago this week.
Mariah Carey’s “I’ll Be There,” from her “MTV Unplugged” special, topped the Billboard Hot 100. As the Jackson 5’s original version hit No. 1 in 1970, the song is one of nine to lead the list as recorded by two artists.