Hot 100: Dua Lipa’s ‘Levitating’ Ties All-Time Record For Most Weeks in Top 10 (Among Women)

Published: Monday 16th Aug 2021 by Rashad

Dua Lipa‘s ‘Levitating’ is simply the sleeper hit no one saw coming.

The song’s original edition, and later a Madonna & Missy Elliott-led remix, made little noise on the charts upon their respective summer 2020 introductions (as we reported here), but now – a year after ‘Levitating’ was officially serviced to radio as a single – the Lipa bop is one week shy of holding the record for longest running top 10 female-led hit in the Hot 100’s 63-year history!

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Seven months after cracking the chart’s top 10 for the first time, ‘Levitating’ is found at #5 on the refreshed tally.

Having collected 32 weeks in the chart region (to date), ‘Levitating’ now ties Leann Rimes‘ 1997 Country megabit, ‘How Do I Live,’ for longest tenure of a female-led song in the top 10.  Among all songs, rapper Cardi B is credited as the female record-holder for her feature on the history-making 2018 hit, ‘Girls Like You’ (led by Maroon 5).

Look below to see where both songs stand on the all-time list (as of time reported).

Most Weeks in Hot 100’s Top 10 (All-Time)

57, “Blinding Lights,” The Weeknd, No. 1 peak (four weeks), beginning April 4, 2020
39, “Circles,” Post Malone, No. 1 (three weeks), Nov. 30, 2019
33, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse),” Post Malone & Swae Lee, No. 1 (one week), Jan. 19, 2019
33, “Girls Like You,” Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B, No. 1 (seven weeks), Sept. 29, 2018
33, “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran, No. 1 (12 weeks), Jan. 28, 2017
32, “Sicko Mode,” Travis Scott, No. 1 (one week), Dec. 8, 2018
32, “Closer,” The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, No. 1 (12 weeks), Sept. 3, 2016
32, “How Do I Live,” LeAnn Rimes, No. 2, Dec. 13, 1997
32, “Levitating,” Dua Lipa feat. DaBaby, No. 2, May 22, 2021
31, “Mood,” 24kGoldn feat. iann dior, No. 1 (eight weeks), Oct. 24, 2020
31, “Uptown Funk!,” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, No. 1 (14 weeks), Jan. 17, 2015


Thanks to ongoing love from radio and streaming (despite a number of platforms opting to cease play of its wildly popular DaBaby-buoyed remix due to his ‘homophobic’ controversy), the ‘Future Nostalgia’ number shows no signs of losing its grip – meaning by this time next week it will likely hold the record as female chart champion.

Keep it locked to That Grape Juice for more on this story as it develops.

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  1. Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 August 16, 2021

    Do it Dua! 🔥❤️🎶💄💋🤳🏽

    • marilyn monh-O-E (Da Real DIVA 👠) August 16, 2021

      Flopmami will neva💅🏿 Flop side is sliding down fast like trashy bish is having taco bell diarrhea 💩 🚽

      • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 August 16, 2021

        You’re the UGLIEST, flavorless THANG on planet EARTH lmaooooooooo 🌎 🤣 Sick of LOSERS *Lizzo voice* 😂👀

      • marilyn monh-O-E (Da Real DIVA 👠) August 16, 2021

        Oh hunnie, u are just jealous of my DIVA’s Aura 👠 u are a piece of tasteless spring chicken without seasoning. Now go feed some pigs 🐖

      • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 August 16, 2021

        Sick of LOSERS *Lizzo voice* 😂 But losers do what they DO! 🤣👀

  2. Clarks0o00ñ August 16, 2021

    Love this for dua.

    Everybody moving up in.their careers except that black manly beast called normani

    • King z August 16, 2021

      Clarkson u are full of it

      U used to hate dua so much when you thought she was collaborating with normani. Now suddenly you on the bandwagon?

      • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 August 16, 2021

        FCK Clarksooon lmaooooooooo 🤣 We all know he LIVES for Normani lol 👀

      • marilyn monh-O-E (Da Real DIVA 👠) August 16, 2021

        y’all female beast titans are belong to the African jungle 🌳 swing like Tarzan

      • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 August 16, 2021

        Yep, I’m swinging from Tarzan’s dck hunnie 🤣 All the rumors are TRUE, yeah lol 👀💋

  3. Becky Goodhair August 16, 2021

    But the song won’t impact people like LeAnne’s has since its release. Heck, that creep ANTI is still lurking on Billboard Top 200 and, as good as it is, it’s no Come On Over, Falling Into You, or Music Box. Records are fragile nowadays—too easily broken . . .

    • True Tea August 17, 2021

      Agree! Levitating is a cute little dance pop sing-a-long but it’s not culturally innovative. I feel like a lot of these songs nowadays which are breaking records simply do not live up to the hype.

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