‘Blinding Lights’ Dimmed: The Weeknd’s Record for Longest-Running Hot 100 Hit Broken By Glass Animals

Published: Wednesday 19th Oct 2022 by Rashad

After becoming the longest-running top 5, top 10, top 20, and top 40 hit in the 64-year history of the Hot 100, ‘Blinding Lights’ – the blockbuster single found aboard The Weeknd‘s 2020 album ‘After Hours’clocked 90 weeks on the tally in late 2021, making it the chart’s longest-running song ever.

Its unprecedented staying power may have once seemed insurmountable, but this week English Rock band Glass Animals shattered the record with their scorching hit, ‘Heat Waves.’

Details inside.

The updated Hot 100 reveals ‘Heat Waves’ is found at #21 in its 91st week of being listed on the tally.

Nudging ‘Blinding Lights’ out of the top spot of “longest-running Hot 100 hits ever,’ ‘Heat’ was previously printed in history books for the steadiest climb to No. 1 when it reached the chart’s summit in its 59th week (back in March).

Look below to see the refreshed list of the chart’s longest-staying tenants.

Most Weeks Spent on the Billboard Hot 100

  • 91, “Heat Waves,” Glass Animals
  • 90, “Blinding Lights,” The Weeknd
  • 87, “Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons
  • 79, “Sail,” AWOLNATION
  • 77, “Levitating,” Dua Lipa
  • 76, “I’m Yours,” Jason Mraz
  • 69, “Save Your Tears,” The Weeknd & Ariana Grande
  • 69, “How Do I Live,” LeAnn Rimes
  • 68, “Counting Stars,” OneRepublic
  • 68, “Party Rock Anthem” LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock

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  1. Justme October 20, 2022

    Now let’s see if they throw a tantrum of they don’t get nominated for record or song of the year at the grammys like the basic weeknd

  2. Josh October 20, 2022

    It’s a better song.IMO

  3. Proud Furry UwU October 20, 2022

    oh please! flopnimals only has one charting song!! they arent deserving of anything other than the bubbling under hot 100 reward!!

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