Sunday, September 14, 2008
The Billboard Hot 100 All-Time Top Songs (#10)
In August 4, 1958, Billboard launched its HOT 100, a chart that was to be the first to measure song popularity by incorporating both radio play and sales. Scoring the chart's inaugural No. 1 was Ricky Nelson's POOR LITTLE FOOL.
In celebration of its 50th anniversary, Billboard has released its all-time top 100 songs, listing the biggest hits since the magazine debuted its chart in 1958. Here now is #10, UN-BREAK MY HEART, which peaked on December 7, 1996.
Three years after winning the 1993 best new artist Grammy, Toni Braxton released her 2nd multiplatinum album, SECRETS, with LaFace records. In it was UN-BREAK MY HEART, the Dianne Warren tune produced by David Foster, which was to be the biggest hit of Braxton's career. The song spent 11 weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100.
In the following days, I will be counting down to the #1 song of all time. But as far as this week is concerned, Billboard's #1 hit is T.I.'s, WHATEVER YOU LIKE.