2019 American Music Awards

Panic! at the Disco Has Led the Hot Rock Songs Chart for an Entire Year

Jimmy Fontaine
Panic! at the Disco

"High Hopes" has ruled for 41 weeks & counting, while "Hey Look Ma, I Made It" reigned for 11.

Panic! at the Disco marks an entire year atop Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart, dating to the coronation of "High Hopes," which first ruled the Nov. 10, 2018-dated tally and now leads the Nov. 2 list for a record-extending 41st total week on top.

"High Hopes" has sandwiched the reign of Panic!'s follow-up single "Hey Look Ma, I Made It," which led for 11 frames in July-September. (Hot Rock Songs is based on a blend of streaming, airplay and sales data.)

The band's 52-week streak at No. 1 on Hot Rock Songs matches the longest in the chart's decade-long history. Directly before the act's domination, Imagine Dragons ruled for 52 straight weeks (November 2017-November 2018) with "Thunder," Whatever It Takes" and "Natural."

In fact, aside from a five-week command for Portugal. The Man's "Feel It Still" in October-November 2017, Imagine Dragons and Panic! at the Disco have held the No. 1 spot on Hot Rock Songs every week since March 25, 2017, when Imagine Dragons' "Believer" first ascended to No. 1.

"High Hopes" has hit No. 1 on other Billboard charts, as well, including a 16-week run atop the Alternative Songs airplay tally, tying for the fifth-longest rule in the chart's history ("Feel It Still" leads with 20).

Additionally, "High Hopes" led Adult Pop Songs for 15 weeks and Pop Songs for six. On the all-genre streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Billboard Hot 100, the track brought the band's best peak: No. 4 in January.


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