Robin Thicke's 'Blurred Lines' is the latest such lengthy leader. Chart Beat analyzes the characteristics of these monster hits. Plus, radio gets in on the Katy Perry/Sara Bareilles similarities and the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart celebrates a birthday
'HEY'-NGING AROUND: The Lumineers' former No. 3 hit "Ho Hey" becomes one of just eight titles to spend at least 62 weeks on the Hot 100 (as it slips 44-50). The track ties Lifehouse's "You and Me" (2005-06) for the longest stay for a track by a rock band.
Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" continues to hold the mark for the most weeks spent on the chart by any title (76, 2008-09).
Here's a look at the elite eight longest-charting Hot 100 singles:
Weeks, Title, Artist, Peak Year
76, "I'm Yours," Jason Mraz, 2008
69, "How Do I Live," LeAnn Rimes, 1997
68, "Party Rock Anthem," LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock, 2011
65, "Rolling in the Deep," Adele, 2011
65, "Foolish Games"/"You Were Meant for Me," Jewel, 1997
64, "Before He Cheats," Carrie Underwood, 2007
62, "Ho Hey," the Lumineers, 2012
62, "You and Me," Lifehouse, 2005
(This week could, however, mark the last chart week for "Hey": To add to its weeks total, the song will need to remain in the Hot 100's top 50 next week, as descending titles older than 20 weeks are removed if they fall below the chart's top half.)
FIRED UP: Earth, Wind & Fire becomes the 11th act to have appeared on the Adult Contemporary chart in the '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s and '10s, as "My Promise" debuts at No. 30. Last week, Cher joined the select list with "Woman's World," which rises 30-29.
Two other artists who've graced the survey in each of the last five decades are also charting: Elton John bullets at No. 15 with "Home Again" and Eric Clapton climbs 27-26 with "Every Little Thing."
The other such consistent veterans: Chicago, Neil Diamond, Barry Manilow, Paul McCartney, Santana, Bob Seger and Rod Stewart, the latter of whom reached No. 12 in May with "She Makes Me Happy" and could soon return to the chart with new single "Can't Stop Me Now."
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Today marks the birthday of Billboard's Nielsen BDS-based Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart, which launched in the Billboard issue dated Aug. 16, 2003. The survey ranks airplay from seven full-time dance radio stations and weekend mix show plays on 85 pop stations.
Fittingly, today is also Madonna's 55th birthday, with the Queen of Pop being one of the chart's most consistent hitmakers. (Check out Billboard's exclusive ranking of Madonna's 40 biggest Hot 100 hits here.)
Here's a look at some of the top performers over the Dance/Mix Show chart's first decade:
Most No. 1s
7, David Guetta
5, Katy Perry
5, Britney Spears
27, David Guetta
16, Britney Spears
Longest-Leading No. 1s
16 weeks, "Don't You Worry Child," Swedish House Mafia featuring John Martin, 2011-12
15 weeks, "Poker Face," Lady Gaga, 2009
14 weeks, "We Found Love," Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris, 2011-12
11 weeks, "Get Lucky," Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams, 2013
11 weeks, "Something Happened on the Way to Heaven," Deborah Cox, 2003-04
This week, Lana Del Rey and Cedric Gervais lead Dance/Mix Show Airplay for a second frame with "Summertime Sadness." It's the chart's 163rd No. 1.
The first 10 leader years ago today? Beyonce's "Crazy in Love," featuring Jay Z, which crowned the chart for its first seven weeks.
Additional reporting by Keith Caulfield