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Imagine Dragons, AWOLNATION Extend Lengthy Hot 100 Stays

Imagine Dragons' "Radioactive" becomes just the second song to chart for at least 70 weeks, while AWOLNATION's "Sail" ties for the third-longest run.

Imagine Dragons and AWOLNATION continue their extraordinary residences on the Billboard Hot 100 this week.

With a 70th week on the Hot 100, Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” (at No. 25) passes LeAnn Rimes’ “How Do I Live” (69 weeks) for the second-longest run in the chart’s 55-year history. Only Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours” has spent more time on the ranking (76 weeks).

Meanwhile, AWOLNATION’s “Sail” (No. 35) notches a 69th week on the Hot 100, tying Rimes’ hit as the third-longest-charting title all time.


Upon the songs’ latest landmark frames this week, here’s a look at the 10 longest-charting entries in the Hot 100’s history:

Weeks, Title, Artist, Peak, Pos., Year
76, “I’m Yours,” Jason Mraz, No. 6, 2008
70, “Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons, No. 3, 2013*
69, “Sail,” AWOLNATION, No. 17, 2013*
69, “How Do I Live,” LeAnn Rimes, No. 2, 1997
68, “Party Rock Anthem,” LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock, No. 1, 2011
65, “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele, No. 1, 2011
65, “You Were Meant for Me”/”Foolish Games,” Jewel, No. 2, 1997
64, “Before He Cheats,” Carrie Underwood, No. 8, 2007
62, “Ho Hey,” the Lumineers, No. 3, 2012
62, “You and Me,” Lifehouse, No. 5, 2005

*Currently charting

As “Radioactive” continues its march toward Mraz’s mark, Imagine Dragons has since released two follow-up singles from their debut album “Night Visions,” the top title on Billboard’s 2013 year-end Top Rock Albums recap. (“Radioactive” also finished as the year-end Hot Rock Songs No. 1, while the group reigned as 2013’s top rock act.) “Demons” holds at its No. 6 Hot 100 peak this week in its 36th week on the survey, while new single “On Top of the World” bullets at No. 16 on Adult Alternative Songs and rises 27-25 on Alternative Songs.