Grooving Through Time: Five No. 1 Hits That Ruled The Charts On This Day

Keith Sweat, Toni Braxton, Prince and more..

We are covering over 25 years of music and revisiting five chart-topping hits that once dominated the airwaves. From Keith Sweat to Prince to Toni Braxton, these songs left an indelible mark on the musical landscape and are worth revisiting if you need some classic music to stream.

  • "Twisted" by Keith Sweat (1996)

    In the sultry world of R&B, Keith Sweat's "Twisted" became an instant classic. Released in 1996, this song exudes sensuality and captures the essence of desire. Climbing to the top of the R&B chart, "Twisted" had Sweat's smooth vocals and his knack for crafting a seductive melody. 

  • "You're Makin' Me High" by Toni Braxton (1996)

    Toni Braxton's soulful voice graced the dance charts in 1996 with "You're Makin' Me High." This dance-infused single showcased Braxton's versatility as an artist, effortlessly transitioning from her R&B roots to conquer the dance scene. The song's infectious rhythm and Braxton's emotive vocals ensured its place as a favorite on dance floors everywhere.

  • "Raspberry Beret" by Prince (1985)

    Prince, the enigmatic musical genius, struck gold with "Raspberry Beret" in 1985. The track, known for its whimsical lyrics and catchy melody, hit No. 1 on the 12 Inch Singles Sales Dance Chart -- a chart that no longer exists today. 

  • . "Dilemma" by Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland (2002)

    Collaborations often yield magical results, and "Dilemma" is an example. Nelly and Kelly Rowland joined forces to create this song that hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 on this day in 2002. The song's catchy chorus, relatable lyrics, and  a sample of Patti LaBelle's 1983 song "Love, Need and Want You," made "Dilemma" a worldwide smash.

  • "Beautiful Girls" by Sean Kingston (2007)

    Sean Kingston's infectious hit "Beautiful Girls" was a No. 1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 in 2007. Blending reggae and pop influences to create an earworm that was impossible to ignore, the song was a feel-good summer anthem.

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