‘Uptown Funk’ Ties for 2nd-Longest-Leading Hot 100 #1 of All Time

Yet another 7 days, another record-breaking chart week for Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk!,” featuring Bruno Mars. The song ties for the second-longest-leading Billboard Hot 100 ever, commanding the chart for a 14th week. The smash hit also ties for the chart’s longest run this century.

“Funk,” ties six other singles for the second-best run at No. 1 dating to the Hot 100’s Aug. 4, 1958, launch, with only one song having led longer. Here’s an updated ranking of the longest-leading Hot 100 No. 1s all-time:

Weeks at No. 1, Title, Artist, Date Reached No. 1
16, “One Sweet Day,” Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men, Dec. 2, 1995
14 (to date), “Uptown Funk!,” Ronson feat. 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

“Funk” also ties for the longest stay at No. 1 on the Hot 100 this century. With 14 weeks on top, it matches the Black Eyed Peas’ command with “I Gotta Feeling,” the last song to lead for at least that long, in 2009. Mariah Carey also logged 14 weeks at No. 1 with “We Belong Together” in 2005.

Will it last? While “Funk” holds atop the Hot 100, the gap between it and the runner-up closes. “Funk” is down by 3 percent in overall activity, while the No. 2 song (for a fourth week), Maroon 5’s “Sugar,” gains by 6 percent.

Via Billboard