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Justin Timberlake’s ‘Can’t Stop the Feeling!’ Among Top 20 Longest-Leading AC Hits

The smash rules the Adult Contemporary chart for a sweet 16th week.

Justin Timberlake‘s “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” tops Billboard‘s Adult Contemporary chart (dated Feb. 25) for a 16th (nonconsecutive) week, becoming one of only 20 titles to have led for at least that long since the chart premiered in 1961.

The accolades continue to accumulate for “Feeling,” which was released in May 2016 to promote the DreamWorks feature film Trolls, which opened in theaters in November. The track debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 dated May 28, becoming one of only 27 singles to date to launch at the summit.

On the latest Hot 100, the song spends its 40th week on the chart, at No. 25. Notably, with all of its weeks logged in the top 40 so far, “Feeling” is one of only eight singles in the Hot 100’s 58-year history to spend its first 40 weeks or more in the region (an elite group led by Savage Garden‘s “Truly Madly Deeply”: 52 weeks in 1997-98).


On Sunday (Feb. 12), “Feeling” won the Grammy Award for best song written for visual media. On Feb. 26, we’ll find out if the track also wins an Academy Award for best original song.

In honor of “Feeling” becoming one of the 20 longest-leading AC hits of all time (with all of those smashes since the ’90s, when the survey adopted Nielsen Music data), here is a look at the lofty company that Timberlake’s hit joins:

The 20 Longest-Leading Adult Contemporary Hits
28 weeks at No. 1, “Drift Away,” Uncle Kracker feat. Dobie Gray, June 7, 2003
22 weeks, “Hey, Soul Sister,” Train, July 3, 2010
21 weeks, “Hello,” Adele, Nov. 28, 2015
21 weeks, “Breakaway,” Kelly Clarkson, March 12, 2005
21 weeks, “A New Day Has Come,” Celine Dion, March 30, 2002
20 weeks, “Just the Way You Are,” Bruno Mars, Feb. 5, 2011
19 weeks, “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran, March 21, 2015
19 weeks, “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye feat. Kimbra, Aug. 18, 2012
19 weeks, “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele, July 2, 2011
19 weeks, “Bubbly,” Colbie Caillat, Jan. 12, 2008
19 weeks, “Bad Day,” Daniel Powter, May 13, 2006
19 weeks, “You’ll Be in My Heart,” Phil Collins, May 29, 1999
19 weeks, “Because You Loved Me,” Celine Dion, March 30, 1996
18 weeks, “Lonely No More,” Rob Thomas, Aug. 20, 2005
18 weeks, “Heaven,” Los Lonely Boys, Oct. 2, 2004
17 weeks, “Breathe,” Faith Hill, April 22, 2000
17 weeks, “I Knew I Loved You,” Savage Garden, Dec. 25, 1999
16 weeks, “Can’t Stop the Feeling!,” Justin Timberlake, July 9, 2016
16 weeks, “I’m Yours,” Jason Mraz, Feb. 14, 2009
16 weeks, “Waiting on the World to Change,” John Mayer, Feb. 24, 2007