'Lady Marmalade' ties 'Genie'!
Times A Lady: The Femme Fab Four of Christina Aguilera, Lil'
Kim, Mya, and Pink ruled the Billboard Hot 100 for five
straight weeks with 'Lady Marmalade' during the summer of
2001. That ties 'Marmalade' with "Genie in a Bottle" as Christina's
longest-running #1 hit.
first #1, spent five weeks in pole position during the summer
of 1999. 'What a Girl Wants' had a two-week reign in January
2000. 'Come On Over Baby (All I Want Is You)' managed a four-week
run in October 2000. Christina has enjoyed 16 weeks on the
top of the Billboard Hot 100 in her youthful and amazing career.
All four of the artists
involved with the new version of 'Lady Marmalade' have been in the
Top 10 of The Billboard Hot 100 before, although some have been
there more than others. The Interscope album track (from the double
platinum soundtrack for the film "Moulin Rouge") leaped to #1 in
its seventh chart week and had the greatest increase in radio airplay.
This is the fifth
Top 10 hit for Christina. It's the second Top 10
hit for Lil' Kim, who peaked at No. 6 in 1997 with 'Not Tonight,'
a recording that featured even more artists than 'Lady Marmalade'
including Da Brat, Left Eye, Missy 'Misdemeanor' Elliott, and Angie
Mya collects her third
Top 10 hit, following 'It's All About Me' (No. 6 in 1998) and 'Case
Of The Ex (Whatcha Gonna Do)' (No. 2 in 2000). Pink is working her
third Top 10 hit, too. 'There You Go' went to No. 7 and 'Most Girls'
reached No. 4, both in 2000.
With 'Lady Marmalade'
all the way to No. 1, it is the first No. 1 hit for Lil' Kim, Mya,
and Pink. Christina picks up her fourth chart-topper,
following 'Genie in a Bottle,' 'What a Girl Wants,' and 'Come On
Over Baby (All I Want is You).'
Labelle, Sarah Dash, and Nona Hendryx,
known collectively as LaBelle, took 'Lady Marmalade'
all the way to No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 in March 1975 in its
13th week on the chart.
is the ninth song of the rock era to be No. 1 by two different artists.
The most recent song to accomplish this was 'I'll Be There,' originally
a chart-topper for the Jackson 5 in 1970, and then a No. 1 hit for
Mariah Carey in 1992.
is the longest-running soundtrack No. 1 hit since Destiny's Child
had an 11-week reign with 'Independent Women Part I' from 'Charlie's
Angels,' at the end of 2000.