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

03 March 2018
The number one single on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the week of March 3 is again Drake’s God’s Plan. In only 7 days the hit single has been streamed 101.7 times (as reported by Billboard). The increase in streams followed the release of the video for the song. The video, which went viral, shows Drake giving away the entire budget for it to unsuspecting members of the public.

Low by Flo Rida continued its reign on the charts this week in 2008. What was interesting about this song is that it was the debut single from the debut studio album by the rapper. It also held the peak position on the charts in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ireland and New Zealand.

In 1998, My Heart Will Go On by Celine Dion ruled this week’s Hot 100. The song was originally released in 1997 on Celine Dion’s album Let’s Talk About Love and the Titanic soundtrack album. In 1998 it became number one all over the world, including Australia, Canada, United Stated and United Kingdom.

30 years ago, George Michael’s 1988 hit Father Figure sat atop Billboard’s chart. Father Figure is one of six number one singles by George Michael in the U.S. However, the song failed to reach the top ten in Michaels’ home country. Its peak position on the UK Singles Chart was number eleven.

(Love Is) Thicker Than Water by Andy Gibb dethroned Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees and became number one on Billboard’s Hot 100 this week in 1978. Before ruling the charts, the song was certified Gold in the United States. This was a period when Gibb brothers were dominating the charts.
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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