Five Iconic Songs That Hit No. 1 On This Day

John Legend, Keyshia Cole, The Isley Brothers, and more gave us memorable music on this day.

Nothing can take you back like music. On this day, we celebrate five iconic tunes that once ruled the charts, mesmerizing listeners with their captivating lyrics and soul-stirring melodies. From the crooning of John Legend to the legendary The Jackson 5, these songs have left a mark on the genres they represent. 

Let's take a stroll down memory lane as we revisit these legendary melodies that once graced the top spot on the charts!

  • "Fight the Power" by The Isley Brothers (1975)

    Way back in 1975, The Isley Brothers unleashed "Fight the Power" and the song was No. 1 on the R&B chart exactly 48 years ago today. With its bold and empowering message, the song became a rallying cry during social unrest. The track's funk-infused rhythm, powerful vocals, and thought-provoking lyrics resonated with audiences, cementing it as a timeless protest song that still holds relevance today.

  • "All of Me" by John Legend (2004)

    In 2004, John Legend dropped his timeless ballad, "All of Me." The song quickly soared to No. 1 on the R&B Songs Chart, solidifying John Legend's status as a musical powerhouse. The song also became a go-to ballad for weddings and romantic viral videos around the globe.

  • Crazy in Love" by Beyoncé featuring Jay-Z (2003)

    On this day in 2003, Queen Bey herself, Beyoncé, reigned supreme on the Billboard Hot 100 chart with her infectious hit "Crazy in Love." This high-energy anthem, featuring a guest verse from Jay-Z, marked the beginning of Beyoncé's solo career. The song's catchy chorus and irresistible horn section made "Crazy in Love" a summer anthem.

  • "Heaven Sent" by Keyshia Cole (2008)

     In 2008, R&B songstress Keyshia Cole was rocking the top spot on Billboard's R&B/hip-hop songs  chart with the ballad "Heaven Sent." From her album "Just Like You," the song spent nine weeks at No. 1.

  • "Forever Came Today" by The Jackson 5 (1975)

    In 1975, the dynamic energy of The Jackson 5 reached new heights with "Forever Came Today." With Michael Jackson on leads vocals, the disco song propelled to the No. 1 spot on the Dance Chart. With its irresistible rhythm and the unmistakable flair of the Jackson brothers, the song remains an emblem of the vibrant disco era.

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