Z107.3’s This Week in Pop Music History: Rihanna, Whitney, Taylor and More [VIDEOS]
Being the Bangor station that provides you with mostly today's hottest music but also provides you with a healthy dose of yester-year's tunes with Back In the Cafe, we are providing you with a little music history of the 1990's, 2000's and this decade.Get to know a little about the artists that have shaped your musical vocabulary by taking in what has led to the music landscape of today. Behold... Z107.3's This Week In Pop Music History!
November 24th - November 30th: See how Rihanna, Green Day, Whitney Houston, Elton John, Taylor Swift, Boys II Men, and Destiny's Child marked this week in history for pop music from the past 30 years.
1994 - Boys II Men
Boyz II Men are #1 this week in pop music history in 1994 with "I'll Make Love To You". The song is on top for 14 weeks, tying Whitney Houston's "I Will Always Love You" for the longest-running #1 in Hot 100 history.
1995 - Whitney Houston
The 90's pop icon, Whitney Houston is #1 on the Hot 100 with "Exhale (Shoop Shoop)", which appears on the soundtrack to the film Waiting To Exhale, which stars Whitney.
1997 - Elton John
The world is in mourning over the death of The People's Princess, Princess Diana, when eccentric 70's pop singer, Elton John is #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with 'Candle In the Wind 2007/ Something About the Way You Look Tonight". The song was reworked for her funeral, which you can see his performance of the song at her funeral below:
2000 - Destiny's Child
Bey and the girls are #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with the girl power song 'Independent Woman Part I'.
2004 - Green Day
California punk rockers Green Day release "Boulevard of Broken Dreams" off of their politically charged, career reviving album American Idiot.
2011 - Rihanna
Rhi Rhi is on #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with 'We Found Love' featuring Calvin Harris. This will be the first week she hits number 1 with this song and will stay #1 for 8 weeks.
2014 - Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift replaces herself at #1 on the Hot 100 when "Blank Space" knocks "Shake It Off" from the top spot, making Swift the first female artist to do so. And does it looking so Gucci!