Now that February is all wrapped up, let’s look back at seven decades worth of #1 songs from the Billboard Hot 100:
February started off with The Monkees‘ “I’m a Believer” continuing to hold the top spot on Billboard Hot 100 from the previous month, ending it’s impressive 7 week stay in the second week when it was dethroned by American-Sunshine pop band The Buckinghams‘ “Kind of a Drag”!
The first week of February in 1977 Mary MacGregor held the top spot on Hot 100 for two weeks with her soft-rock single “Torn Between Two Lovers”. On the third week it was displaced by Manfred Mann’s Earth Band‘s “Blinded by The Light” and then for the final “New Kid in Town” by the Eagles, who also held the Top 200 charts for a week with their album Hotel California.
1987 was an interesting year for music! February started off with “Open Your Heart” by the Queen of Pop Madonna occupying the top spot, however it only stayed up there for a week as Bon Jovi‘s “Livin’ on a Prayer” dethroned it and stayed atop the charts for an addition three weeks! Bon Jovi also had the top album during that time with his third studio album Slippery When Wet.
Toni Braxton‘s massively successful hit “Un-break My Heart” crossed-over to February of 1997 taking up 3 more weeks until finally ending its reign on February 22 when Spice Girls‘ “Wannabe” hit #1.
Similar to the previous decade Beyoncé‘s mega-hit “Irreplaceable” boiled over to February taking up three more weeks, finally being dethroned by “Say It Right” by Nelly Furtado for the final week.
The Migos “Bad and Boujee” returned the #1 spot in the first week of February after spending a week last month. In their second week Ed Sheeran‘s monotonous “Shape of You” took back the #1 spot for the rest of month.
So far this year the general public has allowed uninteresting and asinine tracks to climb up the charts and stay atop for weeks on end to feed their ill-informed taste in music. For 2027, we can only pray.
Comment below if you knew any of these #1s from before!