Plus, remembering feats by Richard Marx, Boyz II Men & Madonna.
Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history.
Aug. 12, 1989 30 years ago: Richard Marx's "Right Here Waiting" began a three-week command of the Billboard Hot 100. The ballad became his third No. 1, after "Hold On to the Nights" in July 1988 and "Satisfied" in June 1989.
Aug. 13, 1966 A summer smash, literally: The Lovin' Spoonful's "Summer in the City" heated up the Billboard Hot 100 for its first of three weeks at No. 1.
Aug. 14, 1965 With one of the rock era's sing-along favorites (just find a duet partner …), Sonny & Cher reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "I Got You Babe."
Aug. 15, 1992 Boyz II Men made their first of five trips to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, all in the '90s, as "End of the Road" began a then-record 13-week command.
Aug. 16, 1986 Madonna got herself a present on her 28th birthday: her fourth Billboard Hot 100 No. 1, as "Papa Don't Preach" rose 2-1. She has since upped her total to 12 career Hot 100 leaders.
Aug. 17, 2002 The bad news for Nelly: his "Hot in Herre" fell from No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 after seven weeks. The good news for Nelly: his follow-up "Dilemma," featuring Kelly Rowland, took over for its first of 10 weeks at No. 1.
Aug. 18, 2001 Alicia Keys made a grand entrance on the Billboard Hot 100, as her debut smash "Fallin' " began a six-week reign at No. 1.