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Khalid & Normani's 'Love Lies' Ties Dua Lipa's 'New Rules' For Longevity Record On Pop Songs Chart

Normani Kordei & Khalid
Dennis Leupold

Normani Kordei & Khalid

"Love Lies" spends a 45th week on the airplay survey.

Khalid and Normani's "Love Lies" ties the record for the most weeks spent on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as their duet logs a 45th week on the list (dated Feb. 16).   

The song, released on RCA Records, matches the 45-week run of Dua Lipa's "New Rules," which claimed the mark last year.  

The Pop Songs chart, which launched on Oct. 3, 1992, measures total weekly plays, as tabulated by Nielsen Music, among its reporting panel of 16 mainstream top 40 stations.  

"Love Lies" became the first Pop Songs No. 1 each for Khalid and Normani, posting two weeks on top (Sept. 22 and 29, 2018). (Fifth Harmony, with Normani as a member, topped Pop Songs for two weeks in 2016 with "Work From Home," featuring Ty Dolla $ign.) In its 45th week, "Love Lies" rebounds from No. 14 to No. 12 on the chart.

"New Rules" (on Warner Bros.) led Pop Songs for four weeks in February 2018.

Here's an updated look at the longest-charting Pop Songs hits:

Weeks on Chart, Title, Artist, Peak Pos./Date
45 weeks, "Love Lies," Khalid & Normani, No. 1 (two weeks), Sept. 22, 2018
45 weeks, "New Rules," Dua Lipa, No. 1 (four weeks), Feb. 3, 2018
42 weeks, "I Like Me Better," Lauv, No. 7, July 21, 2018
41 weeks, "I'll Be," Edwin McCain, No. 10, Oct. 17, 1998
39 weeks, "Slide," Goo Goo Dolls, No. 1 (two weeks), Feb. 6, 1999
39 weeks, "Iris," Goo Goo Dolls, No. 1 (four weeks), July 25, 1998
39 weeks, "Another Night," Real McCoy, No. 1 (six weeks), Nov. 26, 1994
38 weeks, "U + Ur Hand," P!nk, No. 1 (four weeks), May 19, 2007
38 weeks, "Smooth," Santana feat. Rob Thomas, No. 1 (eight weeks), Nov. 13, 1999
37 weeks, "Lights Down Low," MAX feat. gnash, No. 7, March 10, 2018

"There is no mistaking the metrics of a hit song," says RCA co-president Joe Riccitelli. "Even before it researched at top 40 radio, 'Love Lies' showed tremendous signs at rhythm radio [reaching No. 2 on the Rhythmic Songs chart in July] and in streaming, Shazam and sales.

"Record-setting singles like 'Love Lies' are a complete company and artist management effort."