As Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" spends a seventh week at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the Mission, British Columbia, native calls two pieces of Hot 100 history her own.
With its continued reign, "Maybe" becomes the longest-leading No. 1 by a Canadian-born woman in the Hot 100's 54-year history, passing three titles that each ruled for six weeks (see graph below). Among all songs by Canadians, "Maybe" matches Snow's "Informer" (1993) and Bryan Adams' "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" (1991) for the second-best command; late Toronto-born bandleader Percy Faith (and His Orchestra) spent nine weeks at No. 1 with "The Theme From 'A Summer Place'" in 1960.
"Maybe" concurrently logs the longest reign for a song by a woman signed to Interscope Records. (Interscope chairman-and "American Idol" mentor for the last two seasons-Jimmy Iovine launched the label in 1990.) The single passes Lady Gaga's "Born This Way," which ruled for six weeks last year. Among all Interscope acts, the Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" leads with 14 weeks at No. 1 in 2009.