The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ Is Now the Longest-Charting Song in Hot 100 History

Published: Monday 16th Aug 2021 by Rashad

As extensively reported on That Grape Juice, The Weeknd‘s gargantuan hit – 2019’s ‘Blinding Lights’ – was already etched in Hot 100 history books as it holds the records for the most weeks spent in the chart’s top 5, top 10, top 20, and top 40 respectively.

Now, just two months after the ‘After Hours’ cut became the longest-charting song ever by a solo artist, it now reigns as the achievement’s sole recordholder among all acts.

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The same week The Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye) learned he’d notched his 13th top 10 hit with new song ‘Take My Breath,’ the GRAMMY winner saw ‘Blinding Lights’ shine on the Hot 100 for an 88th week.

First appearing on the chart the week of December 14, 2019, ‘Lights’ – found at #18 this week – has now eclipsed Imagine Dragon‘s ‘Radioactive’ as the longest-charting song in the tally’s 63-year history.

Look below to see how Tesfaye reacted to the news.


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  1. Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 August 17, 2021

    FLAVOR ABEL. ❤️🎶🔥💋🤳🏽 It’s funny when people/journalists/critics compare certain male Pop/R&B artists to Michael Jackson almost to set them up for disappointment or failure 🤣 Well, that certainly isn’t the case here 👀 I think MJ would be proud of this accomplishment 💯 The Weeknd GOES for it, he doesn’t play games! He’s focused and we ALL are listening…cause hunnie, it took a VILLAGE to put this song where it’s at and it still remains in the Top 20 like it debuted last week lol 😂 🥳

  2. J August 17, 2021

    I love this man 🥺

  3. Anthony Jackson August 19, 2021

    Awesome Extraordinary Inspiring Encouraging Human being,whome selflessly done philanthropy and shine during Superbowl LV during the C****** pandemic,he was the first to perform during and global crisis that the scientist and healthcare experts knew little about,and even though he was robbed of his Grammy he still shine he still stunned the world with who and what he is ,we salute you The Weekend, Truly your One Of The Greatest Of All Time, and Fan All Time Favorite, keep up the good work, The Fan’s.

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