This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1984, Wham! Was on the 'Go' to No. 1

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Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history.

Nov. 14, 1992
The Heights' "How Do You Talk to an Angel" ascended to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The theme from the Fox TV series outlasted the show: by the time the song reigned, The Heights had been cancelled. Thankfully, the melodic song lives on.

Nov. 15, 2014
Just two years ago, Tove Lo topped the Pop Songs airplay chart for the first of two weeks with her debut hit, "Habits (Stay High)."

Nov. 16, 1996
Twenty years ago: Ginuwine trotted to the top of Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with "Pony." A week later, the song reached its Billboard Hot 100 peak of No. 6.

Nov. 17, 1984
Jitterbug … Wham! danced to its first of three Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s with the '80s classic "Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go." Lead singer George Michael would go on to add seven more leaders as a soloist.

Nov. 18, 2000
Destiny's Child began its longest Billboard Hot 100 reign, as "Independent Women Part I" spent its first of 11 weeks at No. 1.

Nov. 19, 1994
After 16 hits, all of which reached the top 20, beginning in 1989, Mary Chapin Carpenter topped Hot Country Songs at last with "Shut Up and Kiss Me." The sassy single introduced Stones in the Road, also Carpenter's first No. 1 on Top Country Albums.

Nov. 20, 1993
A sultry song that helped make her a leading pop and R&B star of the '90s, Toni Braxton's "Breathe Again" began a two-week reign on the Adult R&B Songs radio airplay chart.