The campaign to support The Weeknd‘s fourth official album and era, ‘After Hours,’ may have kicked off in late 2019, but review of the Hot 100 reveals content from the effort shows no sign of loosening grip on the tally.
While ‘Hours’ most noted hit, ‘Blinding Lights,’ is enjoying its record-extending 37th week in the top 5 (making it the longest-running of such hit ranking to date), it also notched its 52nd week in the Hot 100’s top 20 and sits in record books as the second longest-running top 20 hit ever.
And while those wins are certainly enough to celebrate, the latter-mentioned chart territory has now welcomed a new tenant from ‘Hours’ – ‘Save Your Tears.’
The Max Martin-produced cut premiered at #41 in April 2020 on the strength of streams from its parent album alone, but – upon the release of its controversial, Cliqua-directed music video in early 2021 (seen above) – enjoyed a boost on radio and digital download platforms as well.
Together, the data helped hoist ‘Tears’ to a new peak of #20 (where it’s found on this week’s refreshed chart).
Look below to see who joins The Weeknd on this week’s new TGJ Chart Check: Hot 100.
Hot 100 This Week