Today in Billboard History
Dec. 2, 1995
Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men begin the longest reign in the 54-year history of the Billboard Hot 100, as “One Sweet Day” spends its first of 16 weeks (or, 112 sweet days) atop the tally.
Oct. 3, 1992
Twenty years ago today, Billboard launched the Pop Songs radio airplay chart. Boyz II Men’s smooth ballad “End of the Road” (ironically enough, given its title) led the inaugural list. 251 more songs have since topped the tally.