Hot 100: The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ Now the Longest-Running Top 5 Hit in History

Published: Monday 21st Sep 2020 by Rashad

Since March 15, 2020, The Weeknd‘s megahit, ‘Blinding Lights,’ has managed to shine in the top 5 of the Hot 100 – a total of 28 weeks.

Eventually hitting #1 and staying there for four weeks total (his fifth chart-topper), the Max Martin-produced cut helped drive its parent album, ‘After Hours,’ to some of the biggest sales of the year.

Already a vehicle to Hot 100 history books on the Radio chart (as we reported here), the enduring hit has dimmed the reign of Ed Sheeran‘s monster smash ‘Shape of You’ (2017) to become the longest-running top 5 hit in history.

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Because it landed at #5 on this week’s refreshed Hot 100, the GRAMMY winner (born Abel Tesfaye) learned ‘Blinding Lights’ has spent more time in the chart region than any other tune in the hitlist’s 62-year history.


“Most Weeks in Hot 100’s Top Five
28, “Blinding Lights,” The Weeknd, No. 1 peak (four weeks), 2020
27, “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran, No. 1 (12), 2017
27, “Closer,” The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, No. 1 (12), 2016-17
26, “Circles,” Post Malone, No. 1 (three), 2019-20
25, “Uptown Funk!,” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, No. 1 (14), 2014-15
25, “How Do I Live,” LeAnn Rimes, No. 2, 1997-98
24, “Girls Like You,” Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B, No. 1 (seven), 2018
24, “That’s What I Like,” Bruno Mars, No. 1 (one), 2017
23, “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus, No. 1 (19), 2019
23, “Without Me,” Halsey, No. 1 (two), 2018-19
23, “Despacito,” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, No. 1 (16), 2017
23, “The Twist,” Chubby Checker, No. 1 (three), 1960-61-62

“Lights,” which first reached the top five of the Hot 100 dated March 21 and has charted in the region for 28 weeks consecutively…”


Keep it locked to That Grape Juice to see who joins the divo in this week’s ‘Chart Check: Hot 100’ (which publishes every Tuesday).

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  1. Fancy BISH September 21, 2020

    Yaaaaaaas! Congrats Abel! 🥰❤️🎶🤳🏽💯

    • 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(Da Real DIVA) September 21, 2020


  2. Diabetes UNBOTHERED September 21, 2020

    Very Deserving feat

  3. September 21, 2020

    Congrats to him.

  4. Flopyonce September 21, 2020

    The song is trash

    • Shayla Queen 👑 September 21, 2020

      And you’re ash #lotionthemelbowshoe

      • Flopyonce September 21, 2020

        And your mom is the Cheapest and ashiest prostitüte in town

      • Shayla Queen 👑 September 21, 2020

        Your daddy who ran out your mom pays my bills and puts food on my table every night hoee

      • Flopyonce September 21, 2020

        Oh, so you’re our dog? He does feed him daily.

  5. Lewey September 21, 2020

    There’s something odd about the charts recently. Look how many of those songs are within the past 6 years. Something needs to change.

    • J September 21, 2020

      It’s pretty arbitrary at this point tbh, so many “records” have been set in the streaming era

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