Chart Check: Dua Lipa’s ‘Levitating’ Becomes Second Longest-Running Top 10 Hit in Hot 100 HISTORY

Published: Tuesday 26th Oct 2021 by Rashad

A song written off by many upon its August 2020 debut has levitated to Hot 100 history thanks to unprecedented domination at radio and streaming outlets.

Hop inside to see how Dua Lipa‘s ‘Levitating’ has rewritten record books.

Two months ago, Lipa was lifted into Hot 100 record books when her ‘Future Nostalgia’ single, ‘Levitating,’ earned its 33rd week in the tally’s top 10 – becoming the longest top 10 run by a female-led song in the hitlist’s 63-year history.

Positioned at #8 on this week’s refreshed chart (as seen below), the tune not only becomes the first female-led song to ever see 40 weeks in the top 10 but it’s now also the second longest-running top 10 hit ever (overall).   Snatching the runner-up title from its previous owner, Post Malone‘s ‘Circles,’ now only The Weeknd‘s gargantuan 2020 hit – ‘Blinding Lights’ – boasts a longer reign in the chart region (57 weeks).

As Lipa fans continue to celebrate the win, look below to see who joins her on this week’s updated TGJ Chart Check.

Hot 100 This Week

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

  1. 57, “Blinding Lights,” The Weeknd, No. 1 peak (four weeks), beginning April 4, 2020
  2. 40, “Levitating,” Dua Lipa feat. DaBaby, No. 2, May 22, 2021
  3. 39, “Circles,” Post Malone, No. 1 (three weeks), Nov. 30, 2019
  4. 33, “Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse),” Post Malone & Swae Lee, No. 1 (one week), Jan. 19, 2019
  5. 33, “Girls Like You,” Maroon 5 feat. Cardi B, No. 1 (seven weeks), Sept. 29, 2018
  6. 33, “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran, No. 1 (12 weeks), Jan. 28, 2017
  7. 32, “Sicko Mode,” Travis Scott, No. 1 (one week), Dec. 8, 2018
  8. 32, “Closer,” The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, No. 1 (12 weeks), Sept. 3, 2016
  9. 32, “How Do I Live,” LeAnn Rimes, No. 2, Dec. 13, 1997
  10. 31, “Mood,” 24kGoldn feat. iann dior, No. 1 (eight weeks), Oct. 24, 2020

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  1. Paulo October 26, 2021

    yassss Dua! Future Nostalgia is a great record and Levitating is a pop gem, it deserves all success in its SOLO version

    • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 October 27, 2021

      The shade but yaaaas lol 🤣

  2. True Tea October 27, 2021

    Wow!! Congrats.

    Who’d would ever thought a Pop/Disco & Synthwave song would be the biggest Hot 100 tracks.

    • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 October 27, 2021

      Yaaaaaaaas 🤳🏽🎶

    • marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) October 27, 2021

      Diva already knew it’s a timeless hit when I first listened 💅🏿 Y’all just being slow and late

  3. Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 October 27, 2021

    Baby when I tell you I purchased After Hours, Future Nostalgia and Fine Line…and they are STILL paying off lmaoooooooooo…baby when I tell you they are STILL bopping 🤣🎶❤️🔥 Where Camicky at? I guess she moved on lol 😂 👀

    • Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 27, 2021

      Ngl, my mom loves After Hours. She said In Your Eyes came on one day and she started crying about me to it because it makes her think about me 🤣

      • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 October 27, 2021

        Your lucky my family hates me for sleeping with my grandpop 🙁

    • marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) October 27, 2021

      Trashy bish I doubt you can afford fine line’s double vinyl. It’s $40 hunnie. You probably have to some OT in McDonald’s to grab that s h I t 💅🏿 Me da real Diva bought the ultimate fan edition & moonlight version vinyls for future nostalgia 💋🤳🏻

  4. Clarks0o00ñ October 27, 2021

    We stan dua ever since she removed that no vocals having ràt from her song.

    S****-mani really thought she could use dua to get a hit.
    Miss dua was like HELL NAHHH. I dont need u, u ain’t gonna use me.

    Wild side is viral on tiktok but nobody even bothers to go to spotify to stream that wack song, that’s how little star power f******* has.

    How can ur song go viral on tiktok but ur song is still struggling to crack 50 million streams.
    A whole cardi feature for that matter.

    This is the first time in my life I have seen a song go viral on tiktok but still flopping.

    They keep trying to make that ugly rat girl happen but Issa huge NO everytime from the general public

    • Paulo October 27, 2021

      no no no honey everyone here remembers how you tried to tear Dua down as a payola type of artist and now she’s the leader of her Pop generation while you’re stuck hating on Normani to hide away from the fact Fadmila is over. DEAL WITH IT! 😂

      • Fancy BISH (Back To The Future 🤣) 👊🏽💎💋 October 27, 2021

        THIS PART lmaooooooooo ✅💯🤣

      • True Tea October 27, 2021

        Okay! Paulo is officially my favorite poster, lol

      • Clarks0o00ñ October 27, 2021

        “no no no honey everyone here remembers how you tried to tear Dua down ”

        She is a payola artist but I started stanning her after she dropped f******* from her song.

        U thought u did something

        Bìtch u thought u ate

        U really thought u got me.
        Normani stans I will always eat yall up every single time. Purrrr 😌

  5. Shayla Queen™ 👑 October 27, 2021

    Yaaaaaaaaas Dua! 🔥🎶

  6. marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) October 27, 2021

    I hate that girl like you song💅🏿 It doesn’t deserved to be on top 10 for almost 6 month. Maroon 5 deff have other better songs

  7. marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) October 27, 2021

    Dua Dua💅🏿 Please release physical and Cool in US. I’m sure it will have similar success on chart.

  8. Jake October 27, 2021

    Congrats to Dua!! The only Female artist in the Top 3. Wow! the longevity of this song. She better get some more Grammys in 2022. New Album could be coming in 2023.

  9. Dua’s the best October 30, 2021

    Yes do it Dua!! The longevity of Levitating is unmatched. Song of the year!! Cold Heart with Elton John #21. Currently rising on ITunes and other platforms. Deserves to be a Top 10 Hit.

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