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The Chainsmokers’ ‘Closer’ Breaks Record for Most Weeks in Hot 100’s Top Five

The song, featuring Halsey, is the first to spend 26 weeks – six months – in the upper tier.

Somewhat contrary to its lyrics, The Chainsmokers‘ “Closer,” featuring Halsey, is getting older.

It’s just aging at a record graceful pace.

As previously reported, the track rebounds 7-5 on the Billboard Hot 100 (dated March 4) after logging 12 weeks at No. 1 beginning Sept. 3, 2016; that week, it jumped 6-1, kicking off its top-five run. Its latest move is historic, as it rewrites the record for the most weeks that a title has spent in the top five in the Hot 100’s 58-year history: 26 weeks, or a full six months. It passes Mark Ronson‘s “Uptown Funk!,” featuring Bruno Mars (2015), and LeAnn Rimes‘ “How Do I Live” (1997-98), each with 25 top-five frames.


“Closer” also extends its record for the most weeks in the Hot 100’s top 10 from a title’s debut, having totaled all 29 of its weeks on the chart in the top 10 since its arrival at No. 9 on Aug. 20.

Here is an updated look at the singles to spend the most time in the Hot 100’s top five.

Most Weeks in Hot 100’s Top Five All Time

Weeks in Top Five, Title, Artist, Span in Top Five (Peak)
26, “Closer,” The Chainsmokers feat. Halsey, 2016-17 (No. 1, 12 weeks)
25, “Uptown Funk!,” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars, 2015 (No. 1, 14 weeks)
25, “How Do I Live,” LeAnn Rimes, 1997-98 (No. 2)
23, “The Twist,” Chubby Checker, 1960/1962 (No. 1, three weeks)
21, “Smooth,” Santana feat. Rob Thomas, 1999-2000 (No. 1, 12 weeks)
21, “Un-Break My Heart,” Toni Braxton, 1996-97 (No. 1, 11 weeks)
20, “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye feat. Kimbra, 2012 (No. 1, eight weeks)
20, “No One,” Alicia Keys, 2007-08 (No. 1, five weeks)
20, “We Belong Together,” Mariah Carey, 2005 (No. 1, 14 weeks)
20, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix) ,” Los Del Rio, 1996 (No. 1, 14 weeks)
20, “Gangsta’s Paradise,” Coolio feat. L.V., 1995-96 (No. 1, three weeks)