billboard chart

January 4, 1936

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Today in 1936, Billboard magazine published the first pop music chart based on record sales. The chart listed the 10 most popular records and became a weekly feature in 1940. [...]

October 5, 1991

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On this day in 1991, Guns N’ Roses’ Use Your Illusion II debuted at No.1 on Billboard’s albums [...]

December 5, 1998

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On this day in 1998, Billboard changed the way they calculate the Hot 100. Now the chart would finally be taking airplay into account. Previously, if a song wasn’t [...]

October 13, 1960

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On this day in 1960, ‘Save the Last Dance for Me’ by The Drifters hit No. 1 on the Billboard Pop Charts. The song was written by Doc Pomus, who struggled with [...]

October 25, 1986

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Today in 1986, for the first time in history, the top three spots on the Billboard Hot 100 were all held by solo female acts: Janet Jackson’s ‘When I Think of [...]
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