Walk the Moon's 'Shut Up and Dance' Ties Record Atop Hot Rock Songs

Sean Waugaman, Eli Maiman, Nicholas Petricca and Kevin Ray of Walk the Moon
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Sean Waugaman, Eli Maiman, Nicholas Petricca and Kevin Ray of Walk the Moon arrive to the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on August 30, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. 

Walk the Moon's "Shut Up and Dance" matches the record for the most time spent atop Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart (dated Sept. 12), as it logs a 23rd week at No. 1.

The '80s-retro, dance/rock hybrid hit ties Hozier's "Take Me to Church," which led Hot Rock Songs for 23 weeks from November 2014 to April, and Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" (23 weeks, April-September 2013). (Hot Rock Songs launched in 2009.)"Dance" reached No. 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 (now ranking at No. 16 in its 42nd week on the chart) and has sold 2.8 million downloads since its release, according to Nielsen Music. The song from the band, formed in 2008 in Cincinnati, has also crowned the Adult Pop Songs, Adult Contemporary and Alternative Songs airplay charts, for eight, five (to date) and four weeks, respectively.

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Meanwhile, "Different Colors," the second single from the group's latest studio effort, Talking Is Hard, holds for a second week at its No. 14 peak so far on Alternative Songs.

Check back next week to see if "Dance" can spend a 24th week atop Hot Rock Songs and claim the chart's No. 1 longevity record all to itself.


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