For nearly 20 years, Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men have held the record for the longest-leading Hot 100 No. 1: the acts, who dominated the charts in the ’90s, teamed up for the superstar ballad “One Sweet Day,” which reigned for 16 weeks in 1995-96. Seven other songs share second place with 14 weeks at No. 1 apiece, including one more each for Carey and Boyz II Men and, most recently, Mark Ronson‘s “Uptown Funk!,” featuring Bruno Mars.
Weeks at No. 1, Title, Artist, Peak Date
16, One Sweet Day, Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men, 12/2/1995
14, Uptown Funk!, Mark Ronson Featuring Bruno Mars, 1/17/2015
14, I Gotta Feeling, The Black Eyed Peas, 7/11/2009
14, We Belong Together, Mariah Carey, 6/4/2005
14, Candle In The Wind 1997/Something About The Way You Look Tonight, Elton John, 10/11/1997
14, Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix), Los Del Rio, 8/3/1996
14, I’ll Make Love To You, Boyz II Men, 8/27/1994
14, I Will Always Love You, Whitney Houston, 11/28/1992
13, The Boy Is Mine, Brandy & Monica, 6/6/1998
13, End Of The Road, Boyz II Men, 8/15/1992
The list of singles with the most weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 was compiled from the chart’s Aug. 4, 1958 inception through the chart dated Oct. 10, 2015.