“Closer” stays put at No. 1 on the Hot 100 for a twelfth week.
The Chainsmokers’s new song “Closer,” featuring Halsey, stays put at No. 1 on the Hot 100 for a twelfth week.
There’s no signs of slowing down for the EDM duo, who hold the record for longest run at No. 1 in 2016. “Closer” is one of just 17 songs ever to lead for at least 12 weeks, Billboard reports.
If they remain on top for another four weeks, it would tie the record 16-week reign at No. 1 of Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day,” set in 1996, and a fifth week would set the all-time mark.
Numbers jargon from the music giant:
“Closer” remains the top-selling, most-streamed and most-heard radio song in the U.S. It leads the Digital Song Sales chart for a record-tying 13th week (72,000 downloads sold, down 15 percent, in the week ending Nov. 3, according to Nielsen Music; more on both the song matching the longevity mark at No. 1 and its latest sales total in a moment). It tops Streaming Songs for a 12th week (28.7 million U.S. streams, down 10 percent) and Radio Songs for a sixth frame (153 million in airplay audience, down 1 percent, in the week ending Nov. 6).
“Closer” leads the Hot 100 and all three of its main component charts (Digital Song Sales, Streaming Songs and Radio Songs) simultaneously for a sixth week; only Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk!,” featuring Bruno Mars, led all the surveys at the same time for more weeks (nine, in 2015). (“Funk” also logged the last longer reign atop the Hot 100 before “See You Again” and “Closer”: 14 weeks. Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day” holds the all-time record: 16 weeks at No. 1 in 1995-96.)
As for its latest sales week, “Closer” ties the record for the most weeks spent at No. 1 on Digital Song Sales, matching two songs that previously led for 13 weeks each: “Funk” (2015) and Flo Rida’s “Low,” featuring T-Pain (2007-08). Now, the dimmer side of the feat: the latest sales frame for “Closer” (72,000) is the lowest for a No. 1 on the chart in nearly 11 years, since Beyonce’s “Check On It,” featuring Slim Thug, led the Jan. 28, 2006, list with 61,000 sold.
The Weeknd’s “Starboy,” featuring Daft Punk stays put at No. 2, as does Twenty One Pilots‘ “Heathens” at No. 3. DJ Snake’s “Let Me Love You,” featuring Justin Bieber remains at No. 4 and D.R.A.M.’s “Broccoli” featuring Lil Yachty maintains its spot at No. 5.
Rounding out the top 10 are Ariana Grande’s “Side to Side,” featuring Nicki Minaj, Bruno Mars’ “24K Magic,” Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall’s “Juju on That Beat (TZ Anthem),” Rae Sremmurd and Gucci Mane’s “Black Beatles” and Drake’s “Fake Love” respectively.