The Weeknd's Blinding Lights breaks record for the most weeks spent on the Billboard Hot 100

The Weeknd's Blinding Lights eclipses Imagine Dragons' Radioactive to claim the feat.

The Weeknd's Blinding Lights is now the longest-reigning song ever on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

Charting at Number 18 on this week's Hot 100, Blinding Lights has spent more weeks on the chart than any other song in history. Claiming its 88th week in the Hot 100, Blinding Lights eclipses the previous record holder Radioactive by Imagine Dragons, which stuck around for 87 weeks across 2012-2014.

Still ranking in the Top 20 almost two years after its December 2019 release, Blinding Lights is on track to become the first track to reach the milestone of 100 weeks on the chart. The Canadian superstar's blockbuster Number 1 single already claims the distinction as being the only song to spend an entire year in the US Top 10.

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Blinding Lights debuted on the US charts at Number 11 on release, and first topped the chart in March 2020. In total, the track spent four non-consecutive weeks at Number 1 on the chart.

The Weeknd broke another US chart record with help from Blinding Lights; his album After Hours is the only album by a male artist, and only the second overall to spawn three Number 1s that all topped the charts in different calendar years - Heartless (2019), Blinding Lights (2020) and Save Your Tears (2021). After Hours was the first album in 29 years to claim that achievement following Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation in 1991.

In the UK, Blinding Lights spent eight non-consecutive weeks at Number 1 last year and was named the official biggest song of 2020. To date, Blinding Lights has amassed 343 million streams in the UK and is BRIT-Certified 4x Platinum.

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Angry UK Chart Fan


Textbook definition of overstreamed and overplayed.


Stuart Fraser


This is a notable achievement, particularly as it has remained so high on their chart. ACR ensures that it couldn't happen here. Yes, we'll have many tracks staying on the charts for longer than that (or re-appearing over a number of years), but the corrupting effect of ACR artificially depressing chart positions means that tracks drop out of the top 10/20 quite regularly, and quite dramatically, and the rules make it very difficult for them to properly recover.