Glass Animals‘ “Heat Waves” has broken the record for the longest run on the Billboard Hot 100 in the list’s 64-year history, tallying its 91st week on the list.
The song, which debuted atop the chart on January 16, 2021, and had a total five weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100, is ranked No. 21 on the chart dated October 22.
“Heat Waves” has now surpassed The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights,” which logged 90 weeks on the chart in 2019-21.
“Heat Waves” earlier broke the record for the steadiest climb to No. 1 when it reached the summit in its 59th week in March this year.
“Wow, all I can say is wow,” Glass Animals frontman Dave Bayley told Billboard about the achievement. “Many of you know when I wrote this song I was writing about missing someone I loved very dearly.”
“Never in my wildest dreams did I think that it would lead to so much love and connection across the globe. You all have done that,” he added. “Thank you to everyone who has helped this song reach so many people. You know who you are. Thank you.”
“Heat Waves” spent 76 weeks in the Hot 100’s top 40, the second best after “Blinding Lights,” which had 86 weeks in the top 40. The song spent 57 weeks in the top 20.
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