The Weeknd‘s “Blinding Lights” has topped Billboard‘s Hot 100 Songs of All Time chart.
“Blinding Lights” rules Billboard‘s Greatest of All Time Hot 100 Songs chart driven by its blockbuster performance on the all-genre weekly Hot 100 chart. The song dethroned Chubby Checker‘s 1960 hit “The Twist.”
“Blinding Lights,” the second single from The Weeknd’s fourth studio album After Hours, had ruled the Hot 100 chart for four weeks in April and May 2020.
The track also went on to become the song with the most weeks spent in the top 5, top 10, top 20, top 40 and top 100 on the chart, as well as the first song to hold a spot in the top 10 on the chart for an entire year.
“Blinding Lights” is also the longest charting song on the Hot 100 of all-time at 90 weeks, ending the week of September 11, 2021. The song finished 2020 as the year’s top Billboard Hot 100 song.
It was written and produced by The Weeknd, Max Martin and Oscar Holter, with Ahmad Balshe and Jason Quenneville receiving additional credits.
“I don’t think [it] has hit me yet,” The Weeknd told Billboard upon learning of the song’s all-time Hot 100 status. “I try not to dwell on it too much. I just count my blessings, and I’m just grateful.”
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