“Closer” by The Chainsmokers was destined to break records as soon as it landed in the Billboard Top 100. By last October, in only its seventh week at #1, “Closer” had already bested the six-week reigns of Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop” (featuring Wanz) in 2013 and LMFAO’s “Party Rock Anthem” (featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock) in 2011 to become the longest-leading Hot 100 No. 1 by a duo in more than 12 years, since OutKast’s “Hey Ya!,” which ruled for nine weeks in 2003-04 (which “Closer” then beat handily anyway).

In December, “Closer” dethroned Swedish House Mafia’s “Don’t You Worry Child” on the Dance/Mix Radio airplay charts at 17 weeks. Earlier this week, “Closer” tied Avicii’s “Hey Brother” for most weeks at #1 on the Hot Dance/Electronic Charts, with a staggering 26 weeks.

Now, “Closer” will also hold the record for most weeks spent in the Hot 100’s top 5, with 26 weeks. It passes Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk!,” featuring Bruno Mars (2015), and LeAnn Rimes’ “How Do I Live” (1997-98), each with 25 top-five frames.

This is a first in the history of the Billboard charts.

According to Billboard, “Closer” also extends its record for the most weeks in the Hot 100’s top 10 from a title’s debut, having totaled all 29 of its weeks on the chart in the top 10 since its arrival at No. 9 on Aug. 20.


via Billboard | Image via Rukes.com