#1 Song May 25 2006

3 min read Jun 11, 2024
#1 Song May 25 2006

The #1 Song on May 25, 2006

On May 25, 2006, the #1 song on the Billboard Hot 100 chart was... (drumroll please)... "SOS" by Rihanna!

About the Song

"SOS" was a breakout hit single from Rihanna's second studio album, A Girl Like Me. The song was written by Evan "Kidd" Bogart, Jonathan Rotem, and Ed Cobb, and produced by Jonathan Rotem. The song's title, "SOS", is a play on the distress signal, with Rihanna-using it as a metaphor for a troubled relationship.

The Song's Success

"SOS" was a massive commercial success, reaching the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart on May 25, 2006, and staying there for three consecutive weeks. The song also reached #1 on the US Pop Songs chart and #2 on the US Dance Club Songs chart. Internationally, "SOS" reached the top 10 in several countries, including Australia, Canada, and the UK.

The Impact of "SOS"

The success of "SOS" marked a turning point in Rihanna's career, establishing her as a rising star in the music industry. The song's catchy melody, infectious beat, and memorable lyrics made it a summer anthem in 2006. "SOS" has since been certified 3x Platinum by the RIAA and has sold over 3 million copies in the United States alone.

Fun Facts

  • "SOS" was Rihanna's first #1 single on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
  • The song's music video, directed by Chris Applebaum, features Rihanna and her friends dancing and singing in a warehouse.
  • "SOS" was nominated for Best Dance Recording at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards in 2007.

Relive the magic of "SOS" and revisit the summer of 2006!

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