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Maroon 5’s ‘Girls Like You’ Ties Record for Longest Reign by a Group on Adult Contemporary Chart

The song reigns for a 22nd week, matching the No. 1 run of Train's "Hey, Soul Sister."

Maroon 5‘s “Girls Like You” ties the record for the longest No. 1 run ever by a group on Billboard‘s Adult Contemporary radio airplay chart, as the song reigns for a 22nd week (on the list dated May 18).

The track ties Train’s “Hey, Soul Sister,” which dominated for 22 weeks in 2010-11.

The songs share the third-longest AC command, along with Ed Sheeran’s “Perfect” (22 weeks, 2018), among all acts. Uncle Kracker’s “Drift Away,” featuring Dobie Gray, holds the overall mark with 28 weeks at No. 1 in 2003-04, followed by Sheeran’s “Shape of You” (24 weeks, 2017).

Most Weeks at No. 1 on Adult Contemporary Chart
28, “Drift Away,” Uncle Kracker feat. Dobie Gray, beginning June 7, 2003
24, “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran, May 6, 2017
22, “Girls Like You,” Maroon 5, Nov. 10, 2018
22, “Perfect, Ed Sheeran, Feb. 24, 2018
22, “Hey, Soul Sister,” Train, July 3, 2010
21, “Hello,” Adele, Nov. 28, 2015
21, “Breakaway,” Kelly Clarkson, March 12, 2005
21, “A New Day Has Come,” Celine Dion, March 30, 2002
20, “Just the Way You Are,” Bruno Mars, Feb. 5, 2011


The AC chart ranks titles by weekly plays on a panel of 86 adult contemporary stations, according to Nielsen Music. The survey began in Billboard‘s pages (as the “Easy Listening” chart) on July 17, 1961; once Nielsen data began powering the chart exactly 32 years later (July 17, 1993), lengthy reigns became much more common than before.