These Songs Were Number 1 This Weekend 10, 20 and 30 Years Ago

Tastes in pop music change so much from decade to decade, but we hardly notice until we look back on what was #1 then versus now. Here’s what was topping charts this weekend in 2010, 2000, 1990 and 1980.


March 28th, 2010: Break Your Heart, Taio Cruz ft. Ludacris



This song was the ultimate summer jam in 2010, but it actually topped charts in March. “Break Your Heart” was the first track off Taio Cruz’s Rokstarr album, the second album out of only 3 he ever released.


March 28th, 2000: Say My Name, Destiny’s Child



This is more than a Destiny’s Child classic… “Say My Name” was the band’s all-time highest charting hit, that topped the Billboard Hot 100 for three consecutive weeks in March and April. Featuring an 18 year-old Queen Bey, the song still has tons of mainstream appeal today and is a club favourite.


March 28th, 1990: Black Velvet, Alannah Myles



Black Velvet was one of the great songs that delivered the world to the 90’s. Not only did it highlight this Canadian artist’s powerhouse vocal talent, it also won her both a Juno and Grammy for the track. It’s still on radios today (obviously), and stuck in our heads just as frequently after hearing it play.


March 28th, 1990: Another Brick In The Wall, PII Pink Floyd



Released in 1979, “Another Brick in The Wall Part II” is immortalized as one of Pink Floyd’s top 5 songs. 40 years ago today, you’d hear it blasting in bars across Ottawa as this weekend’s #1 hit, taking the spot from Queen’s “Crazy Little Thing Called Love”.

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