Longest Leading No. 1 Songs of All Time on Billboard

Billboard’s Hot 100 charts each week’s most popular songs across all genres. Here are the No. 1s that have logged the longest runs atop the ranking.

10. Boyz II Men, “End Of The Road”

Weeks at No. 1: 13
Peak Date: 15th August, 1992

End of the Road” is a single recorded by American R&B group Boyz II Men for the Boomerang soundtrack. It was released in 1992 and written by Charlotte Anning and produced by Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, L.A. Reid and Daryl Simmons.

9. Whitney Houston, “I Will Always Love You”


Weeks at No. 1: 14
Peak Date: 28th November, 1992

I Will Always Love You” was written and recorded in 1973 by American singer-songwriter Dolly Parton. Her country version of the track was released in 1974 as a single and was written as a farewell to her one-time partner and mentor of seven years, Porter Wagoner, following Parton’s decision to pursue a solo career.



8. Boyz II Men, “I’ll Make Love To You”


Weeks at No. 1: 14
Peak Date: 27th August, 1994

I’ll Make Love to You” is a 1994 number-one hit single by R&B group Boyz II Men for the Motown label. The song, which was written by Babyface, was the lead single from their second album II.




7. Los Del Rio, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)”


Weeks at No. 1: 14
Peak Date: 3rd August, 1996

Macarena” is a Spanish dance song by Los del Río about a woman of the same name. Appearing on the 1993 album A mí me gusta, it was an international hit in 1995, 1996, and 1997, and continues to be a popular dance at weddings, parties, and sporting events.

6. Elton John, “Candle In The Wind 1997″/”Something About The Way You Look Tonight”


Weeks at No. 1: 14
Peak Date: 11th October, 1997

Something About the Way You Look Tonight” is a song by Elton John, released in 1997 as the first single from his 26th studio album The Big Picture.

5. Mariah Carey, “We Belong Together”


Weeks at No. 1: 14
Peak Date: 4th June, 2005

We Belong Together” is a song by American singer Mariah Carey from her tenth studio album, The Emancipation of Mimi (2005). The song was released on March 29, 2005, through Island Records, as the second single from the album. “We Belong Together” was written by Carey, Jermaine Dupri, Manuel Seal, and Johntá Austin, and produced by the former three. As the song samples lyrics from Bobby Womack’s “If You Think You’re Lonely Now” (1981) and the Deele’s “Two Occasions” (1987), several other songwriters are credited. “We Belong Together” is built on a simple piano arrangement with an understated backbeat. The lyrics chronicle a woman’s desperation for her former lover to return.

4. The Black Eyed Peas, “I Gotta Feeling”


Weeks at No. 1: 14
Peak Date: 11th July, 2009

I Gotta Feeling” is the second single from The Black Eyed Peas’ fifth album The E.N.D., produced by French DJ David Guetta.



3. Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars, “Uptown Funk!”


Weeks at No. 1: 14
Peak Date: 17th January, 2015

Uptown Funk”  is a song recorded by British record producer Mark Ronson and American singer and songwriter Bruno Mars, for Ronson’s fourth studio album, Uptown Special (2015). RCA Records released the song as the album’s lead single on 10 November 2014.

2. Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men, “One Sweet Day”


Weeks at No. 1: 16
Peak Date: 2nd December, 1995

One Sweet Day” is a song by American singer Mariah Carey and R&B group Boyz II Men. The song was released on November 14, 1995 as the second single from Carey’s fifth studio album, Daydream.

1. Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee ft. Justin Bieber, “Despacito”


Weeks at No. 1: 16
Peak Date: 25th May, 2017

Despacito” is a song by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi featuring Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee from Fonsi’s upcoming studio album.