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. 

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You simply can’t compare today charts to yesterday (history time) worldwide as recently times now includes streaming figures, it different , sorry but it true and chart units for UK blinding lights figures a large portion to massive is streaming points and ratios compared to pure sales out of 2.2 million only about 300k is pure sales of the year the rest is points over time


Courtney Puzzo


this is how singles charts work Leann Rimes Version of How Do I Live stayed in the Hot 100 for 69 weeks in 1997 and 1998 a record which stood until Ed Sheeran's Shape Of You which spent 33 weeks in the top 10


🧡 oliviasnoodles 🍜


oh, for crying out loud. that “song” is a 0/10 and has become a living nightmare at this point. it was never good to begin with and it’s even worse now. i don’t like to complain on here (apologies) but people need to learn to let go of a song that is overexposed. by the time this trash leaves the top 10 the sun will explode and the universe will reset. i’ve had it with the hot 100.