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Taylor Swift’s New Single Blasts Onto Radio, Set For Record Sales Debut

"We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together," from Swift’s forthcoming album, "Red," appears headed for the upper reaches of next week’s Hot 100. Read more.

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July 11, 2009

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).

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June 25, 1988

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.

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June 24, 2000

Enrique Iglesias scored his second Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as “Be With You” bounced to the summit. His “Bailamos” had led in 1999.

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June 23, 1990

M.C. Hammer's signature party tune, “U Can't Touch This,” topped Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. (Donning parachute pants as you watch the video now is optional.)

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June 22, 1985

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.