Chart Check [Hot 100]: The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ Ties All-Time Record for Most Weeks in Top 10

In summer 2019, Post Malone‘s name was penciled in Hot 100 history when his song, ‘Circles,’ logged a whopping 39 weeks in the tally’s top 10.  The win was all the more noteworthy as the previous recordholder was ‘Sunflower,’ another Malone song, which captured a 33-week run in the same chart region during its popularity peak.

Once thought an insurmountable feat, the refreshed Hot 100 reveals the GRAMMY nominee’s reign in record books is set to be dimmed by ‘Blinding Lights’ – the 2020 megahit from his ‘Ghost’ co-star The Weeknd.

Details inside:

50 weeks ago, The Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye) was ruling the Hot 100 with his ‘After Hours’ hit, ‘Heartless,’ when ‘Blinding Lights’ made its #11 debut.  In the time since, ‘Lights’ – which has earned a record-setting 33 weeks in the chart’s top 5 – has also logged a whopping 39 weeks in the top 10 overall.

The chart tenancy ties that of Malone.

Billboard reports:

“The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” retreats 4-5 on the Hot 100, after spending four weeks at No. 1. It ranks in the top five for a record-extending 33rd week, while adding a record tying 39th week in the top 10, matching Post Malone’s “Circles.”

Most Weeks in Billboard Hot 100’s Top 10
39, “Blinding Lights,” The Weeknd, 2020
39, “Circles,” Post Malone, 2019-20
33, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse),” Post Malone & Swae Lee, 2018-19
33, “Girls Like You,” Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B, 2018-19
33, “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran, 2017
32, “Sicko Mode,” Travis Scott, 2018-19
32, “Closer,” The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, 2016-17
32, “How Do I Live,” LeAnn Rimes, 1997-98
31, “Uptown Funk!,” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, 2014-15
30, “Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish, 2019
30, “Smooth,” Santana feat. Rob Thomas, 1999-2000″


It’s likely ‘Lights’ will continue to shine in the top 10 next week, meaning Tesfaye will not only own the longest-running top 5 song in history but also the longest-running top 10 ever.

The triumph comes as one of many 2020 has handed the 30-year-old, including last week’s announcement he’s set to headline the 2021 Super Bowl Halftime Show (click here to read more).

Look below to see who joins Abel in the top 25 on this week’s new ‘TGJ Chart Check.’

Hot 100 This Week



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  1. Billyjean November 17, 2020

    Justina and shawna could and will never, not in this day in age

  2. Fancy BISH November 17, 2020

    A complete FINESSE lol 🤳🏽 He’s also performing In Your Eyes with Kenny G and Save Your Tears at the AMA’s ❤️🎶😎 #SuperbowlAbel

  3. Fancy BISH November 17, 2020

    I don’t know whos lamer the Weeknds or Janet.

  4. 🍭marilyn monh-O-E🍭(💫Perfectly Splendid✨) November 17, 2020

    So what??? Blinding light is a ripped off from A-ha’s take on me💅🏿💅🏿💅🏿 Copycat

  5. PinotNoir November 18, 2020

    Still not Superbowl worthy. 👀

  6. 1988 (Celebrating the return of the 88′ L.A. Dodgers!) November 18, 2020

    Two Hot 100 Don’s ***Victoria Gotti voice***. 🙂

    Congrats to Abel. 🙂

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