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“Rapper’s Delight” by The Sugarhill Gang was the first rap song to enter Billboard’s Top 40 Chart

“Rapper’s Delight” was released via Records on September 16, 1979. Just a few months after it’s release, “Rapper’s Delight” by The Sugarhill Gang became the first song to chart on the Hot 100, entering the chart at No. 84 on November 13, 1979. Rapper’s Delight cracked the Top at No. 37 on January 5 1980, peaking at No. 36 a week later.

returned to the chart in 1981 with their single “8th Wonder” at No. 82 and the following year with “Apache (Jump On It)” at No. 53.

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