Plus, remembering feats by T.I., a-ha & Elton John.
Your weekly recap celebrating important milestones from greater than seven many years of Billboard chart historical past.
Oct. 15, 1988
After tasting modest success in 1984, when the tune reached No. 34, UB40's re-released "Red Red Wine" reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The tune, initially a No. 62 hit for its author, Neil Diamond (and again within the information for its political tie-in, prompting an announcement from UB40's Ali Campbell), resurfaced in 1988 after then-KZZP Phoenix air expertise Guy Zapoleon performed it to favorable response on his "Would've Been, Should've Been" characteristic.
Oct. 16, 1999
Creed collected its first Billboard 200 No. 1, as Human Clay soared in at No. 1. The similar week, lead single "Higher" started its three-week reign on Alternative Songs (and continued its whopping 17-week domination on Mainstream Rock Songs).
Oct. 17, 2009
"Down" was up, atop the Billboard Hot 100, as British pop singer Jay Sean reigned along with his debut U.S. single, that includes Lil Wayne.
Oct. 18, 2008
T.I. tallied his third Billboard 200 No. 1, as Paper Trail launched on the prime spot. The set yielded the Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s "Whatever You Like" and "Live Your Life" (that includes Rihanna), the latter of which started a six-week Hot 100 rule the identical day.
Oct. 19, 1985
With its memorable comedian guide type video, a-ha's "Take on Me" topped the Billboard Hot 100.
Oct. 20, 2007
Bruce Springsteen grew to become boss of the Billboard 200 along with his album Magic. The set arrived as his eighth No. 1 (of 11 so far). The album generated the hit single "Radio Nowhere."
Oct. 21, 1989
Elton John topped Adult Contemporary with the inspirational "Healing Hands" from his album Sleeping With the Past. The set would additionally yield the highest 5 AC hits "Sacrifice" and "Club on the End of the Street." "Healing Hands" grew to become the eighth of John's 15 AC No. 1s; he and the Carpenters share the mark for essentially the most leaders within the chart's 57-year historical past.