Plus, remembering feats by The Beatles, Leona Lewis & Garth Brooks.
Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history.
April 2, 2005
Original American Idol queen Kelly Clarkson began her longest reign at No. 1 on Billboard's Pop Songs chart, as “Since U Been Gone” spent its first of seven weeks at No. 1.
April 3, 2004
Kenny Chesney and Uncle Kracker's party anthem “When the Sun Goes Down” logged its first of five weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.
April 4, 1964
The Fab Four's fab five: The Beatles songs infused the Billboard Hot 100's entire top five, the only week that an act has monopolized the chart's top five positions. “Can't Buy Me Love” zoomed 27-1, followed by “Twist and Shout” (3-2), “She Loves You” (1-3), “I Want to Hold Your Hand” (2-4) and “Please Please Me” (4-5). The headline on page 1 of Billboard that week? “Chart Crawls With Beatles.”
April 5, 2008
10 years ago: Leona Lewis' debut smash “Bleeding Love” spent its first of four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
April 6, 1991
Garth Brooks dealt the third Hot Country Songs No. 1 from his sophomore album No Fences, as “Two of a Kind, Workin' on a Full House” rose 2-1.
April 7, 2001
Rap-rockers Crazy Town soared to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Butterfly.” The song had previously topped Alternative Songs for two weeks.
April 8, 2006
A lot of good came out of Daniel Powter having a “Bad Day”: his song, as featured on American Idol in 2006 as contestants' departure theme, rose to the top of the Billboard Hot 100.