Chart Check: The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ is the Longest-Charting Solo Song in Hot 100 History

The Weeknd‘s gargantuan hit, ‘Blinding Lights,’ shows no signs of dimming its shine on the Hot 100 any time soon.

As we previously reported, the Max Martin-produced tune – the second single from Weeknd’s 2020 #1 album ‘After Hours’ – is penciled in history books for being the longest-running top 5 and longest-running top 10 hit in Billboard history.

Now, thanks to endurance in the tally’s top 20 region, it’s listed for yet another seemingly untouchable feat.  Details inside:

Upon notching its 77th week of charting last week, ‘Blinding Lights’ became the longest-charting song by a solo act in the 62-year history of the Hot 100.  It bested the 76-week run of previous record-owner Jason Mraz‘s 2008 hit ‘I’m Yours.’

Overall, only two other songs can boast a longer tenancy on the tally: ‘Radioactive’ (Imagine Dragons – 87 weeks) and ‘Sail’ (AWOLNation – 79 weeks).  Unlike the aforementioned tunes, The Weeknd’s cut spent the extreme majority of its tenure inside the Hot 100’s top 20.

In fact, this week – it’s 78th of charting – ‘Lights’ bounced back into the top 20 after a brief exit and is found at #17.  Look below to see who joins it in this week’s ‘TGJ Chart Check: Hot 100.’

Hot 100 This Week

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    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 THE ORIGINAL June 9, 2021

      ALL SALT and… I’m playing 🤣🤣🤣.Congrats, Abel! 🎉

  1. Fufu June 9, 2021

    whether you like the song or not its gonna play in 2045 and you’re going to sing every word!

  2. Jay P June 9, 2021

    The Jokes on You Grammys! The recording Academy shot themselves on the knee cap by not giving this so g its flowers. Unrepairable damage!

    • Fancy BISH (FCK Maristench, Danzou The Fool & Clarksdump 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 June 9, 2021

      Yaaas *Eats banana pudding* *SMACKS hard* 🤣 ✅💯🤳🏽

  3. Highbrowthis June 9, 2021

    The music industry is clearly not what it used to be. It doesn’t take much to chart and in the generations to come we will see these records easily broken.

    • Jeffrey Cardwell June 9, 2021

      Don’t think this records will be that easy to break in the 62 year history he got first song ever spent whole year in top 10 also all weeks on the chart only two weeks not been in top 20 also he got a lot songs that have chart he a bonafide hitmaker 36 top 40 hits 12 top 10 hits 9 top 5 hits and 6 number one hits

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