‘Uptown Funk!,’ ‘Macarena’ & More: The Longest-Leading No. 1s Ever on the Hot 100
Check out a full breakdown of the longest-leading Hot 100 No. 1s of all time, and see where "Uptown Funk!" currently ranks among these timeless hits
With 13 weeks and counting at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars‘ “Uptown Funk!” has entered an elite class of smashes that enjoyed the longest runs atop the chart in its 56-year history. Only a handful of songs have spent more time at the top of the Hot 100 chart since it was first introduced in 1958, and only a few more have been at No. 1 for 10 weeks or more.
Check out a full breakdown of the longest-leading Hot 100 No. 1s of all time, and see where “Uptown Funk!” currently ranks among these timeless hits:
If Ronson and Mars’ collaboration spends at least one more week at No. 1, “Uptown Funk!” will join a list of six songs — including the Black Eyed Peas‘ “I Gotta Feeling,” Los Del Rio‘s “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” and Whitney Houston‘s “I Will Always Love You” — that have spent 14 weeks in the penthouse of the Hot 100. And if it logs three more weeks at No. 1, the current hit will tie Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men‘s “One Sweet Day” for the longest-leading Hot 100 No. 1 ever, at 16 weeks. Of course, “Uptown Funk!” would hold the title by itself if it makes it to 17 weeks at No. 1.
Full Breakdown of ‘Uptown Funk!’s’ Chart Run
One title “Uptown Funk!” already holds? The longest run at No. 1 during this decade (so far). By surpassing the 12-week run of Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines,” Mars and Ronson can now claim that honor by themselves. Click here to view the Top 10 longest-running Hot 100 No. 1s of the 2010s.
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