Chart Chat: Bruno Mars & Mark Ronson Have Biggest Hit of Decade


Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson have spent a record breaking 13 weeks atop the Hot 100.

Power-funk duo Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars have good reason to celebrate this week, as Billboard reports that their smash hit “Uptown Funk!” has spent yet another week at #1, making it the “longest-leading Billboard Hot 100 of the 2010s”. They also revealed that it’s only the 10th single in history to spend more than 12 weeks at the top position of the charts.

It beat out competition from Robin Thicke’s contentious hit “Blurred Lines” which spent 12 weeks at #1, Pharrell Williams’ infectious “Happy” and Rihanna and Calvin Harris’ “We Found Love” which both spent 10 weeks on top.

It might be a coveted accolade for Ronson and Mars, but “Uptown Funk!’s” chart reign is symptomatic of very little movement on the Hot 100 (or indeed the album chart) this week, and indeed for the last several weeks. Yet again, the top 4 singles didn’t change, with Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5 and Ellie Goulding rounding out the highest selling songs of the week.

The only notable debuts this week came from Rihanna, who clattered in at a modest #23 with her ratchet anthem “Bitch Better Have My Money” and Iggy Azalea featuring Jennifer Hudson who popped in at #67 with their recently performed single “Trouble”.

Over on the Billboard 200 the news isn’t much better with no new pop entries to speak of. One of last week’s highest debuts was Marina and the Diamonds’ 3rd LP ‘Froot’ which stormed in at #8 but Marina finds herself taking quite the fall this week and rounding out at a not so impressive #98.

Check out the Billboard charts here and then pray that in the next couple of weeks we get some exciting new releases to shake things up a bit, because it’s proving to be a very stale year in terms of what music people are actually purchasing and streaming, despite some strong (but largely ignored) pop releases.

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