A new song reigns supreme on Billboard‘s “Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs” chart!
After spending a record-breaking total of 90 weeks on the weekly Hot 100 chart, “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd dethroned the previous “greatest hits” top song, the 1960s hit “The Twist” by Chubby Checker.
“I don’t think [the success of ‘Blinding Lights’] has hit me yet. I try not to dwell on it too much. I just count my blessings, and I’m just grateful,” The Weeknd told Billboard.
The hit single–which received the recognition “Top Hot 100 Song” and “Top Streaming Song” in the 2021 Billboard Music Awards–also holds the record for being the first song to stay in the top 10 of the Hot 100 chart for a whole year.
“By the time ‘Blinding Lights’ happened, I was 10 years into my career and established as a music figure in the industry already. So I’m glad ‘Blinding Lights’ happened when it happened as opposed to it being the first single I’ve ever dropped. That’d be scary for me,” he added.
Joining “Blinding Lights” in the top five of the chart are “The Twist” by Chubby Checker; “Smooth” by Santana feat. Rob Thomas; “Mack the Knife” by Bobby Darin; and “Uptown Funk!” Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars.
Meanwhile, the songs “How Do I Live” by LeAnn Rimes; “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock; “I Gotta Feeling” by The Black Eyed Peas; “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” by Los Del Rio; and “Shape of You” by Ed Sheeran take the top six to ten spots on the chart.
Art Macky Arquilla