It took an influx of holiday music to dim the Hot 100 shine of ‘Blinding Lights’ – The Weeknd‘s colossal ‘After Hours’ hit.
As we reported here, the Max Martin-produced cut was written in Billboard history books two weeks ago for becoming the longest-running top 10 hit in history when it logged 40 weeks in the tally’s topmost dectet.
Although it managed to hang on for yet another rung in the 7 days that followed, the refreshed Hot 100 shows ‘Blinding Lights’ has been booted from the chart region in what would’ve been its 42nd week. Landing at #11, the drop marks the first time the song’s been outside of the top 10 since it first arrived there in February 2020.
Look inside to see who accompanies the 80’s-inspired bop on this week’s ‘TGJ Chart Check.’