The Weeknd's Blinding Lights sets US Top 10 chart record on the Hot 100

The Canadian's global smash shows no signs of slowing down yet.

The Weeknd's chart-topping smash Blinding Lights has set a new chart record in America, becoming the first song to spend an entire year inside the Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100. 

First released in November 2019, the track eventually climbed to Number 1 in the US on April 4 last year and has so far spent a total of 64 weeks in the Hot 100.

In the latest chart - dated March 13 - to be published today (March 9), Blinding Lights will remain in the Top 10, marking its 52nd non-consecutive week in the top flight and will enter the history books as the first song in the Hot 100’s history to spend a year in the Top 10.

The runaway success of Blinding Lights was further boosted in February this year, when The Weeknd performed it as the closing number of his Super Bowl halftime show.

Blinding Lights is well ahead of previous record-holder Post Malone, whose hit song Circles spent 39 weeks in the Top 10 between 2019 and 2020, and Malone and Swae Lee's collaboration Sunflower (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) at 33 weeks across 2018-19.

In the UK, Blinding Lights spent 22 weeks in the Top 10, including eight at Number 1, and was the biggest song of 2020 with 2.2 million chart sales.

The longest-running Top 10 single on the Official UK Singles Chart is 35 weeks, for Frankie Laine's I Believe, in 1953. The second-longest is Lewis Capaldi's 2019 Number 1 Someone You Loved, at 31 weeks, 21 of which were consecutive. 

The US Hot 100 charts are published weekly on OfficialCharts.com.