Pharrell's Happy is no.1 for a 15th week!

Posted on May 11, 2014

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Pharrell’s "Happy" is no.1 for a 15th week in a row, the longest run since the love song from the movie "Robin Hood - Prince Of Thieves” which was no.1 for an incredible 19 weeks."Hey Jude" by the Beatles ruled the chart in 1968 for 18 weeks. "Everything I Do, I Do It For You" by Bryan Adams was also no.1 for 18 weeks. "I Gotta Feeling’" by the Black Eyed Peas was 17 weeks atop the chart in 2009 along with “I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston in 1993, Los Del Rio’s “Macarena” in 1996 and Elvis Presley’s "It's Now Or Never" in 1960. Songs that stayed on top of the World charts for 16 weeks include George Harrison’s "My Sweet Lord” in 1970, "My Heart Will Go On" by Celine Dion in 1998, Shakira’s "Hips Don't Lie" feat. Wyclef Jean in 2006 and "Eye Of The Tiger" by Survivor in 1982.

 

Going back to this weeks world chart, never before have five songs entered the Top 10 in a single week. Ariana Grande lands the highest entry wiith her new smash “Problem", a collaboration with Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, which debuts at no.2. It's Ariana's greatest hit so far. Close behind at no.3 bows Japanese boy group Arashi with their 20th global Top 10 entry “Guts!". Calvin Harris' new song “Summer" climbs from no.13 to no.5 and Iggy Azalea debuts in the top 10 at no.6 with “Fancy” up from no.15. Coldplay enter the top 10 at no.9 with "A Sky Full Of Stars”, their tenth hit song in the global Top 10.



Outside the top 40 waiting among other Milky Chance's "Stolen Dance" at no.44, Katy Perry's “Birthday" at no.45, MKTO's “ Classic" at no.57 and Cash Cash feat. Bebe Rexha's "Take Me Home" at no.59 for their first appearance on the big list.



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