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The Weeknd’s ‘Blinding Lights’ Spends Milestone 20th Week at No. 1 on Adult Pop Songs Chart

The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights” adds another airplay chart achievement, topping Billboard‘s Adult Pop Songs survey (dated Oct. 17) for a 20th week.

The song is just the third to reach the milestone since the chart first appeared in Billboard‘s pages in March 1996, and the first to do so since 2002.

Here’s a recap of the longest-reigning Adult Pop Songs No. 1s over the chart’s history.

Weeks at No. 1, Title, Artist(s), Date Reached No. 1
25, “Smooth,” Santana feat. Rob Thomas, Oct. 23, 1999
23, “Wherever You Will Go,” The Calling, Dec. 22, 2001
20, “Blinding Lights,” The Weeknd, May 23, 2020
18, “Photograph,” Nickelback, Oct. 29, 2005
18, “Unwell,” matchbox twenty, May 3, 2003
17, “Iris,” Goo Goo Dolls, Aug. 1, 1998
16, “Complicated,” Avril Lavigne, Aug. 3, 2002
15, “High Hopes,” Panic! at the Disco, Dec. 8, 2018
15, “How to Save a Life,” The Fray, Nov. 4, 2006
15, “Don’t Speak,” No Doubt, Dec. 28, 1996

The Adult Pop Songs chart reflects weekly plays on a panel of over 80 adult top 40 radio stations, as tabulated by Nielsen Music/MRC Data.


“Blinding Lights,” released on XO/Republic Records, concurrently crowns the all-format Radio Songs chart for a record-extending 25th week.

It topped the Pop Songs airplay chart for six weeks and ranks at No. 5 on the latest list, where it spends its record-padding 29th week in the top five. (No other song has tallied more than 23 frames in the region.)

On the multi-metric all-genre Billboard Hot 100, “Blinding Lights” is steady at No. 6, after spending four weeks at No. 1 and a record 28 weeks in the top five.