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

Wex & Alex
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The song rules for a 29th week, besting the No. 1 run of Uncle Kracker's 'Drift Away,' featuring Dobie Gray.

Maroon 5's "Girls Like You" breaks the record for the longest No. 1 run on Billboard's Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart, as the song rules for a 29th week (on the list dated July 6).

The track, released on Interscope Records, one-ups Uncle Kracker's "Drift Away" (featuring Dobie Gray), which led for 28 weeks in 2003-04.  

Here's an updated look at the longest AC chart dominations: 

Most Weeks at No. 1 on Adult Contemporary Chart 
29, "Girls Like You," Maroon 5, beginning Nov. 10, 2018
28, "Drift Away," Uncle Kracker feat. Dobie Gray, June 7, 2003
24, "Shape of You," Ed Sheeran, May 6, 2017
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.