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Panic! at the Disco’s ‘High Hopes’ Breaks Record for Most Weeks at No. 1 on Hot Rock Songs Chart

The single spends its 31st frame on top, passing twenty one pilots' reign with "Heathens."

Panic! at the Disco‘s “High Hopes” breaks the record for the most weeks spent at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot Rock Songs chart, posting its 31st frame atop the tally (dated June 8).

The song’s command, all logged consecutively starting on the chart dated Nov. 10, 2018, surpasses the previous record of 30 weeks, held by twenty one pilots‘ “Heathens,” which led consecutively from Aug. 27, 2016, through March 18, 2017.

Hot Rock Songs (which began in 2009) blends streaming, airplay and sales data, according to Nielsen Music. “High Hopes” led the Rock Airplay and Rock Digital Song Sales charts for 17 weeks each and Rock Streaming Songs for 10 frames. (It ranks at Nos. 7, 2 and 2, respectively, on the June 8 tallies.)


Most Weeks at No. 1 on Hot Rock Songs Chart
31 (to date), “High Hopes,” Panic! at the Disco (2018-19)
30, “Heathens,” twenty one pilots (2016-17)
29, “Believer,” Imagine Dragons (2017)
27, “Shut Up and Dance,” WALK THE MOON (2015)
24, “Thunder,” Imagine Dragons (2017-18)

The Brendon Urie-fronted band snags the all-time mark with its first Hot Rock Songs No. 1. Prior to “High Hopes,” Panic had hit a No. 3 high with “Hallelujah” in 2015.

“High Hopes” additionally became the act’s highest-charting song on the all-genre Billboard Hot 100, reaching No. 4 in January and surpassing the No. 7 peak of its breakthrough hit, “I Write Sins Not Tragedies,” in 2006.


Panic! holds the top two entries on Hot Rock Songs, as follow-up “Hey Look Ma, I Made It,” ranks at its No. 2 high for a sixth week in a row. On the Hot 100, the track becomes the band’s fourth top 40 hit, climbing 47-40.