Maroon 5's 'Girls Like You' Breaks Record For Longest Reign by a Group On Adult Contemporary Chart

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Wex & Alex

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The song rules for a 23rd week, besting the No. 1 run of Train's 'Hey, Soul Sister.'

Maroon 5's "Girls Like You" breaks the record for the longest No. 1 run ever by a group on Billboard's Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart, as the song rules for a 23rd week (on the list dated May 25).

The track tops Train's "Hey, Soul Sister," which led for 22 weeks in 2010-11.

"Girls" boasts the third-longest AC command among all acts and is a week from tying for the second-longest domination:

Most Weeks at No. 1 on Adult Contemporary Chart
28, "Drift Away," Uncle Kracker feat. Dobie Gray, beginning June 7, 2003
24, "Shape of You," Ed Sheeran, May 6, 2017
23, "Girls Like You," Maroon 5, Nov. 10, 2018
22, "Perfect, Ed Sheeran, Feb. 24, 2018
22, "Hey, Soul Sister," Train, July 3, 2010
21, "Hello," Adele, Nov. 28, 2015
21, "Breakaway," Kelly Clarkson, March 12, 2005
21, "A New Day Has Come," Celine Dion, March 30, 2002
20, "Just the Way You Are," Bruno Mars, Feb. 5, 2011

The AC chart ranks titles by weekly plays on a panel of 86 adult contemporary stations, according to Nielsen Music. The survey began in Billboard's pages (as the "Easy Listening" chart) on July 17, 1961; once Nielsen data began powering the chart exactly 32 years later (July 17, 1993), lengthy reigns became much more common than before.


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