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Post Malone's 'Circles' Among Only 15 Hits Ever to Spend at Least 60 Weeks on Hot 100

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Post Malone performs at the 2020 Billboard Music Awards.

It already holds the mark for the most time totaled in the top 10.

Post Malone's "Circles" becomes one of only 15 titles to have ever spent at least 60 weeks on the Billboard Hot 100. The song holds at No. 19 on the Oct. 31-dated list, after logging three weeks at No. 1 last November through January.

Since the Hot 100 launched in August 1958, those select 15 hits are among more than 29,000 songs that have appeared on the chart all-time. (Put another way, how exclusive is the club? A mere .05% of all songs have gained entrance.)

Here's a recap, as of this week, of the titles that have spent the most time on the Hot 100 over the chart's history.

Total Weeks, Title, Artist, Peak Pos., Peak Date
87, "Radioactive," Imagine Dragons, No. 3, July 6, 2013
79, "Sail," AWOLNATION, No. 17 Oct. 12, 2013
76, "I'm Yours," Jason Mraz, No. 6, Sept. 20 2008
69, "How Do I Live," LeAnn Rimes, No. 2, Dec. 13, 1997
68, "Counting Stars," OneRepublic, No. 2, Jan. 18, 2014
68, "Party Rock Anthem," LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock, No. 1 (six weeks), July 16, 2011
65, "Rolling in the Deep," Adele, No. 1 (seven weeks), May 21, 2011
65, "You Were Meant for Me"/"Foolish Games," Jewel, No. 2, April 19, 1997
64, "Before He Cheats," Carrie Underwood, No. 8, June 2, 2007
62, "Ho Hey," The Lumineers, No. 3, Dec. 29, 2012
62, "You and Me," Lifehouse, No. 5, Aug. 27, 2005
61, "Demons," Imagine Dragons, No. 6, Dec. 7, 2013
60, "Circles," Post Malone, No. 1 (three weeks), Nov. 30, 2019
60, "Need You Now," Lady A, No. 2, March 20, 2010
60, "Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)," Los Del Rio, No. 1 (14 weeks), Aug. 3, 1996

Also as of this week, "Circles" is the longest-charting Hot 100 No. 1 by a lead solo male, passing Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You," which spent 59 weeks on the survey in 2017-18.

"Circles" already holds the record for the most weeks totaled in the Hot 100's top 10 among all titles: 39, from its debut on Sept. 14, 2019, through this July 4. It has spent all its weeks on the chart in the top 25, also the most among all entries.

"For me, the staying power of 'Circles' is due to an absolutely addicting, fun, emotional and, at the same time, non-fatiguing hook, combined with relatable lyrics," R Dub, director of programming for Pop Songs chart reporter XHTZ San Diego, told Billboard earlier this year. "Who can't relate to going in circles in so many aspects of life? Young, old, rich, poor, black, white ... we're all going through it."

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