The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” Marks its 88th Week on Billboard Charts, Breaking Record for Longest-Charting Song

The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” plotted its 88th straight week on the Billboard charts and currently breaks the record for the longest-charting song on the Billboard Hot 100 this record week.

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The chart-breaking song, which was released on XO/Republic Records, debuted at no. 11 back in December 14, 2019, prior to spending 4 weeks at no. 1 on the charts in March and April 2020.


The track continued to reign the charts thereafter, with some help from the Weeknd’s Super Bowl halftime show; however, none for the Grammys. “Blinding Lights,” also made a record for the most weeks in the top 5 and top 10, spending over a year in the top 10, and most weeks in the top 20 and 40 as well.

The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” unseated Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive,” which spent 87 weeks on the chart from 2012 – 2014. With “Blinding Lights” dominating comfortably at No.18 on this week’s chart, it only looks like the Weeknd’s new record will continue. Over its run, the song has rewritten the records for the most time spent in the Hot 100’s top five (43 weeks), top 10 (57 weeks), top 20 (79 weeks) and top 40 (84 weeks).


On the other hand, the artist’s latest song, “Take My Breath,” which leads off the upcoming follow-up to his hit 2020 album, After Hours which debuts at No.6 at the Hot 100 this week.

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