Plus, remembering feats by The Beatles, Justin Timberlake & Mariah Carey.
Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades Billboard chart history.
May 28, 1983
Irene Cara's classic “Flashdance… What a Feeling” began a six-week run at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
May 29, 2004
Gretchen Wilson climbed to No. 1 on Hot Country Songs, for the first five weeks on top, with the Southern pride anthem “Redneck Woman.”
May 30, 1964
A flashback to the Fab Four's pure-pop days: The Beatles scored their fourth Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 with the bouncy, fun “Love Me Do.”
May 31, 1980
Lipps, Inc. mixed music with real estate advice to great effect, as the disco act began a four-week residence atop the Billboard Hot 100 with “Funkytown.”
June 1, 2013
Justin Timberlake's popularity was reflected atop the Pop Songs airplay chart, as “Mirrors” moved to No. 1.
June 2, 1990
The Mariah Carey era began on Billboard charts. The then-20-year-old newcomer made her chart entrance with debut single “Vision Love,” which bowed at No. 73 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 85 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. The ballad would eventually lead both charts.
June 3, 2000
No sophomore slump for then-18-year-old Britney Spears, who scored her second Billboard 200 No. 1 album when her second set, Oops!…I Did It Again, bowed at the summit. Starting with 1.3 million sold in is first week, according to Nielsen Music, the LP held the record for the most sales in a week for an album by a female artist (since Nielsen began tracking U.S. sales in 1991) for more than 15 years, until Adele's 25 rocketed in with a record (among all acts) 3.38 million in November 2015.