Plus, remembering feats by Rick Astley, Mariah Carey & Richard Marx.
Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades Billboard chart history.
June 18, 1988 In 1988, Rick-rolling meant that Rick Astley was on a roll (in that ancient, pre-Internet era). After spending two weeks atop the Billboard Hot 100 with “Never Gonna Give You Up” in March, Astley returned to No. 1 with “Together Forever.”
June 19, 1965 After three prior hits – the classic “Baby I Need Your Loving” rose the highest (No. 11) – the Four Tops scored their first Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as “I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie Honey Bunch)” reached the top.
June 20, 1992 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 nine compositions to lead the Hot 100 as recorded by two artists.
June 21, 2008 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 Carrie Underwood had to be proud when the singer's “Last Name” topped Hot Country Songs.
June 22, 2013 The 2013 song the summer began its 12-week atop the Billboard Hot 100, as Robin Thicke's “Blurred Lines,” featuring T.I. and Pharrell, reached the summit.
June 23, 2012 And … the 2012 song the summer started its nine-week command the Billboard Hot 100: Carly Rae Jepsen's “Call Me Maybe.” She's since added two more top 40 hits: “Good Time,” with Owl City (No. 8, 2012), and “I Really Like You” (No. 39, 2015).
June 24, 1989 After landing four Billboard Hot 100 top 10s from his self-titled debut album in 1987-88, including the No. 1 fourth single “Hold On to the Nights,” Richard Marx reigned again with “Satisfied.” The song was released as the lead single from his second album, named, with a wink at rock critics, Repeat Offender.