Now and Then – The Week’s Billboard Number One Single

31 March 2018
During this last week of March, Drake’s God’s Plan is still going strong. It’s been the number one single for nine weeks straight, and continues to break records. It joined the exclusive group which includes Hello by Adele, I’ll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy, Candle in the Wind 1997/Something About the Way You Look Tonight and One Sweet Day by Mariah Carey. If it holds its position it can beat the record of 16 weeks as the number one hot single set by One Sweet Day.

In 2008, Love in This Club by Usher had been number one three consecutive weeks. It rose to the top three weeks after its debut and gained the Airplay Gainer honor the same week. Internationally it made top ten charts in many countries, including Canada, Australia, UK, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand. Obviously, his producer made the right move and helped Usher to consolidate his reputation among the female audience.

Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It was still at the number one position in 1998. It was one of the best received songs on the Will Smith’s debut album. The song won Smith a Grammy Award for Best Rap Solo Performance in 1999. The following year it was ranked the 68th greatest song of the 1990s. By contrast, AOL Radio ranked it as one of the 100 Worst Songs Ever in 2010. Even Pitchfork Media’s 2017 list of the worst U.S. number one singles of the 90s has included it. We kinda’ like it. Decide for yourself. You can hear it on Eos on 90s Hits and Throwback.

Michael Jackson topped the chart in 1988 with his hit single Man in the Mirror. Michael dedicated the song to Yoshiaki Ogiwara, a five year old boy from Japan who was kidnapped and murdered in September 1987. Michael was touring Japan at that time and found the event inhuman and traumatic. He dedicated the concerts in Osaka and Yokohama to the boy.

In 1978 the Bee Gees were continuing their reign on the charts with their single Night Fever. It’s a single that represents the essence of “disco fever” that swept the U.S. at the time. Put on your platform shoes and dance your heart out; we play it on Dance Party, Yesteryear and 70s Hits.
Evgenija Trajkoska, Eos Music Supervisor

About Evgenija:

Originally from Macedonia, Evgenija sometimes feels like she’s spent most of her life at University. She boasts a Bachelor's degree in Marketing from the Faculty of Economics at FON University in Skopje and a Master's degree in International Business from the Faculty of Economics at University of Ljubljana in Slovenia. She is new to Eos, but is already working with high-profile retail clients across Europe to curate the perfect business music for their store environments. In her free time Evgenija enjoys live music, reading (especially Balkan history) and hanging out with friends.

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