The Longest-Leading Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s

The Longest-Leading Billboard Hot 100 No. 1s

Just 3 percent of all Hot 100 No. 1s have led for 10 weeks or more.

From Debby Boone‘s 1977 smash “You Light Up My Life” to, now, “The Box” by Roddy Ricch, a relatively select few smashes have led the Billboard Hot 100 chart for at least 10 weeks. How few? A mere 3 percent of all Hot 100 No. 1s dating to the chart’s launch on Aug. 4, 1958, have earned the achievement.

In honor of the singles to claim the Hot 100’s top spot the longest, here’s a look at the elite leaders to rule for double-digit weeks, an exclusive club now led by “Old Town Road.”


THE LONGEST-LEADING HOT 100 No. 1s

Weeks at No. 1, Title, Artist, Date Reached No. 1

19, “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, April 13, 2019

16, “Despacito,” Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber, May 27, 2017


16, “One Sweet Day,” Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men, Dec. 2, 1995

14, “Uptown Funk!,” Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars, Jan. 17, 2015


14, “I Gotta Feeling,” The Black Eyed Peas, July 11, 2009

14, “We Belong Together,” Mariah Carey, June 4, 2005


14, “Candle in the Wind 1997″/”Something About the Way You Look Tonight,” Elton John, Oct. 11, 1997


14, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix),” Los Del Rio, Aug. 3, 1996


14, “I’ll Make Love to You,” Boyz II Men, Aug. 27, 1994


14, “I Will Always Love You,” Whitney Houston, Nov. 28, 1992

13, “The Boy Is Mine,” Brandy & Monica, June 6, 1998


13, “End of the Road,” Boyz II Men, Aug. 15, 1992

12, “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran, Jan. 28, 2017


12, “Closer,” The Chainsmokers featuring Halsey, Sept. 3, 2016


12, “See You Again,” Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, April 25, 2015


12, “Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke featuring T.I. + Pharrell, June 22, 2013


12, “Boom Boom Pow,” The Black Eyed Peas, April 18, 2009


12, “Yeah!,” Usher featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris, Feb. 28, 2004


12, “Lose Yourself,” Eminem, Nov. 9, 2002


12, “Smooth,” Santana featuring Rob Thomas, Oct. 23, 1999

11, “God’s Plan,” Drake, Feb. 3, 2018

11, “Independent Women Part I,” Destiny’s Child, Nov. 18, 2000


11, “I’ll Be Missing You,” Puff Daddy & Faith Evans featuring 112, June 14, 1997


11, “Un-Break My Heart,” Toni Braxton, Dec. 7, 1996


11, “I Swear,” All-4-One, May 21, 1994

10, “The Box,” Roddy Ricch, Jan. 18, 2020


10, “In My Feelings,” Drake, July 21, 2018


10, One Dance,” Drake featuring WizKid & Kyla, April 23, 2016

10, “Hello,” Adele, Nov. 14, 2015


10, “Happy,” Pharrell Williams, March 8, 2014


10, “We Found Love,” Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris, Nov. 12, 2011


10, “Low,” Flo Rida featuring T-Pain, Jan. 5, 2008


10, “Irreplaceable,” Beyonce, Dec. 16, 2006


10, “Gold Digger,” Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx, Sept. 17, 2005


10, “Dilemma,” Nelly featuring Kelly Rowland, Aug. 17, 2002


10, “Foolish,” Ashanti, April 20, 2002


10, “Maria Maria,” Santana featuring The Product G&B, April 8, 2000

10, “Physical,” Olivia Newton-John, Nov. 21, 1981


10, “You Light Up My Life,” Debby Boone, Oct. 15, 1977




















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