List of songs which have spent the most weeks on the UK Singles Chart

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The following is a list of songs that have charted for 50 weeks or more in total on the UK Singles Chart, according to the Official Charts Company (OCC).[1] The chart here is as recorded by the OCC, i.e. usually a Top 50 from 1960 to 1978, Top 75 from then until 1982, and Top 100 from 1983 onwards. In the pre-digital age, records with re-recorded vocals (for example, live versions) and Remixes released with substantially different catalogue numbers did not count towards the total and were seen as new hits (see "Blue Monday" as an example). In the digital age, if versions of a record are substantially the same tune, whether the release is remixed, live or re-recorded, they are combined under one chart entry, unless the record company has requested a version to be listed as a separate entry.[2][3]

With a total of 266 weeks, the song with the most weeks in the Top 100 is "Mr Brightside" by the Killers.[4] When only a Top 50 was compiled, Frank Sinatra's "My Way" set a record which still stands: 122 weeks in the Top 50 between April 1969 and January 1972. It also held the record for most weeks in the top 40 with 75, until The Pogues' Fairytale of New York achieved its 76th week in the region in 2021 and most weeks in the top 75 with 124, which was surpassed by Ed Sheeran's Perfect in 2021.

The longest unbroken run in the Top 100 is 100 weeks for "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi, it also holds the longest consecutive run in the top 75 (99 weeks). Engelbert Humperdinck's "Release Me" held the record run in the Top 50, at 56 weeks, for over 40 years[5] until beaten by "All of Me" by John Legend with 58 consecutive weeks in the top 50 (since passed by "Thinking Out Loud" with 63 weeks). The song with the most weeks at No. 1 and in the Top 10 is "I Believe" by Frankie Laine which stayed in the Top 10 for 35 weeks, 18 of them at No. 1 and a further seven at No. 2. Also noteworthy is "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & His Comets, the only song released in the 1950s to appear in the lists, which achieved 36 of its weeks when only a Top 20 or Top 30 were published.

In the pre-digital era, Christmas-themed songs were often re-released in different years and several have continued to chart each year from the mid-noughties onwards. "Merry Xmas Everybody" by Slade has had 25 chart runs in 28 different years (1973–74, 1980–87, 1989–90 and 2006–21), while "Fairytale of New York" by the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl has reached the Top 10 eight times and spent a record 61 weeks in the Top 20 and 76 weeks in the Top 40. In a similar but more modest way, since 2007, "Thriller" by Michael Jackson[6] and "Ghostbusters" by Ray Parker, Jr.[7] have charted at Halloween in thirteen and eleven years, respectively.

The numbers shown are up to the chart for week ending 11 February 2021.

Songs with 20 or more weeks in the Top 10[edit]

24 songs have spent 20 or more weeks in the Top 10 of the UK Charts. "I Believe" by Frankie Laine holds the record for the most weeks and the most consecutive weeks in the Top 10 with 35 weeks. "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi holds the record for the most weeks in the Top 10 by a British act with 31 weeks. "Don't Start Now" by Dua Lipa holds the record for the most weeks in the Top 10 without reaching number one with 25 weeks.

Song Artist Year first
entered chart
Chart
peak
Total weeks
in top 10
Consecutive
weeks
Reference
"I Believe" Frankie Laine 1953 1 35 35 [8]
"Someone You Loved" Lewis Capaldi 2018 1 31 20 [9]
"All I Want for Christmas Is You" Mariah Carey 1994 1 29 5 [10]
"Secret Love" Doris Day 1954 1 27 27 [11]
"Last Christmas" Wham! 1984 1 26 7 [12]
"Don't Start Now" Dua Lipa 2019 2 25 18 [13]
"Because You're Mine" Mario Lanza 1952 3 24 24 [14]
"The Happy Wanderer" Obernkirchen Children's Choir 1954 2 24 22 [15]
"Terry's Theme from Limelight" Frank Chacksfield 1953 2 23 23 [16]
"One Dance" Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla 2016 1 23 23 [17]
"Fairytale of New York" The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl 1987 2 23 5 [18]
"What Do You Mean?" Justin Bieber 2015 1 22 22 [19]
"Shape of You" Ed Sheeran 2017 1 22 22 [20]
"Blinding Lights" The Weeknd 2019 1 22 21 [21]
"The Song from Moulin Rouge" Mantovani 1953 1 22 21 [22]
"Relax" Frankie Goes to Hollywood 1983 1 22 10 [23]
"She Loves You" The Beatles 1963 1 21 21 [24]
"(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" Bryan Adams 1991 1 21 21 [25]
"Oh Mein Papa" Eddie Calvert 1953 1 20 20 [26]
"Little Things Mean a Lot" Kitty Kallen 1954 1 20 20 [27]
"Love Is All Around" Wet Wet Wet 1994 1 20 20 [28]
"Happy" Pharrell Williams 2013 1 20 20 [29]
"Thinking Out Loud" Ed Sheeran 2014 1 20 20 [20]
"Cara Mia" David Whitfield with Mantovani and His Orchestra 1954 1 20 19 [30]
"Rock Around the Clock" Bill Haley and His Comets 1955 1 20 15 [31]

Songs with 50 or more weeks in the Top 40[edit]

The Top 40 chart has been broadcast weekly on BBC Radio 1 (currently as The Official Chart) since the 1980s and is often referred to as 'the charts'. Appearing in the Top 40 can greatly increase a song's exposure on television and radio. In June 2015, "Thinking Out Loud" by Ed Sheeran became the first (and so far only) single to stay in the Top 40 for 52 consecutive weeks - equivalent to one year,[32] having spent a record-breaking 18 weeks in the chart before reaching No. 1.[33]

Song Artist Year first
entered chart
Chart
peak
Total weeks
in top 40
Consecutive
weeks
Reference
"Fairytale of New York" The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl 1987 2 76 8 [18]
"My Way" Frank Sinatra 1969 5 75 16 [34]
"All I Want for Christmas Is You" Mariah Carey 1994 1 73 7 [10]
"Someone You Loved" Lewis Capaldi 2018 1 69 49 [9]
"Blinding Lights" The Weeknd 2019 1 69 48
"Last Christmas" Wham! 1984 1 63 11
"Thinking Out Loud" Ed Sheeran 2014 1 56* 54 [20]
"All of Me" John Legend 2014 2 54 44 [35]
"Rock Around the Clock" Bill Haley and His Comets 1955 1 54dagger 17 [31]
"Dance Monkey" Tones and I 2019 1 52 50 [36]
"Stranger on the Shore" Acker Bilk 1961 2 52 45 [37]
"Happy" Pharrell Williams 2013 1 50 49 [29]

dagger some or all weeks in charts when less than a Top 40 is compiled.

* includes 5-day 'week' ending 9 July 2015, when the chart week changed from Sunday-Saturday to Friday-Thursday.

Songs with 50 or more weeks in the Top 75[edit]

The Top 75 was published each week by Music Week magazine until March 2021 (when it became a monthly publication),[38] with records reaching the top 75 described as hits (as in the case of The Virgin/Guinness Book of British Hit Singles). Since March 2021, the Official Charts Company have compiled a monthly Top 75 chart countdown for the publication. In regards to the weekly chart, the longest continuous run in the Top 75 is 99 weeks for "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi (January 2019 to November 2020). In 2014, "Happy" by Pharrell Williams and "Let It Go" by Idina Menzel became the first singles ever to stay in the Top 75 for a whole calendar year, since also achieved by "Blinding Lights" by The Weeknd in 2020. Frank Sinatra's "My Way" held the record for most weeks in the top 75 for nearly 50 years until it was broken by "Perfect" in 2021.

Song Artist Year first
entered chart
Chart
peak
Total weeks
in top 75
Consecutive
weeks
Reference
"Perfect" Ed Sheeran 2017 1 127 62 [20]
"My Way" Frank Sinatra 1969 5 124dagger 42 [34]
"Chasing Cars" Snow Patrol 2006 6 111 48 [39]
"Someone You Loved" Lewis Capaldi 2018 1 113 99 [9]
"Fairytale of New York" The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl 1987 2 100 9 [18]
"Blinding Lights" The Weeknd 2019 1 92 92
"Thinking Out Loud" Ed Sheeran 2014 1 91* 73 [20]
"All I Want for Christmas Is You" Mariah Carey 1994 1 91 8 [10]
"Sex on Fire" Kings of Leon 2008 1 90 42 [40]
"Shotgun" George Ezra 2018 1 90 80 [41]
"Last Christmas" Wham! 1984 1 90 13 [12]
"Merry Xmas Everybody" Slade 1973 1 90dagger 9 [42]
"I Gotta Feeling" The Black Eyed Peas 2009 1 78 63 [43]
"Rather Be" Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne 2014 1 78* 73 [44]
"Use Somebody" Kings of Leon 2008 2 77 40 [40]
"Do They Know It's Christmas?" Band Aid 1984 1 76 13 [45]
"Rule the World" Take That 2007 2 75 30 [46]
"All of Me" John Legend 2014 2 75* 68 [35]
"Shape of You" Ed Sheeran 2017 1 75 70 [20]
"Happy" Pharrell Williams 2013 1 74* 70 [29]
"Chandelier" Sia 2014 6 74* 53 [47]
"Pompeii" Bastille 2013 2 73 30 [48]
"Dance Monkey" Tones and I 2019 1 72 67 [49]
"Amazing Grace" Judy Collins 1970 5 67dagger 32 [50]
"I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" Wizzard 1973 4 67[a] 9 [51]
"Don't Stop Believin'" Journey 1982 6 66 48 [52]
"Poker Face" Lady Gaga 2009 1 66 46 [53]
"Someone like You" Adele 2011 1 66 61 [54]
"Take Me to Church" Hozier 2014 2 66* 63 [55]
"Merry Christmas Everyone" Shakin' Stevens 1985 1 66 8 [56]
"I'm Yours" Jason Mraz 2008 11 65 47 [57]
"Photograph" Ed Sheeran 2014 15 65* 45 [20]
"This Is Me" Keala Settle and The Greatest Showman Ensemble 2018 3 65 65 [58]
"Counting Stars" OneRepublic 2013 1 64 59 [59]
"Shallow" Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper 2018 1 63 39 [53]
"Let It Go" Idina Menzel 2013 11 63 63 [60]
"Head & Heart" Joel Corry featuring MNEK 2020 1 62 62 [61][62]
"Titanium" David Guetta featuring Sia 2011 1 61 32 [63]
"Wake Me Up" Avicii 2013 1 61 57 [64]
"Budapest" George Ezra 2014 3 61* 52 [41]
"Uptown Funk" Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars 2014 1 61 49 [65]
"Bad Guy" Billie Eilish 2019 2 61 37 [66]
"Radioactive" Imagine Dragons 2012 12 60 44 [67]
"Riptide" Vance Joy 2014 10 60* 21 [68]
"Relax" Frankie Goes to Hollywood 1983 1 59 48 [23]
"Rehab" Amy Winehouse 2006 7 59 34 [69]
"Party Rock Anthem" LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett & GoonRock 2011 1 59 34 [70]
"Lean On" Major Lazer & DJ Snake featuring 2015 2 59* 57 [71]
"Stay with Me" Sam Smith 2014 1 58 58 [72]
"Rock Around the Clock" Bill Haley and His Comets 1955 1 57double-dagger 17 [31]
"Release Me" Engelbert Humperdinck 1967 1 57dagger 56 [73]
"Before You Go" Lewis Capaldi 2019 1 57 50 [9]
"Pass Out" Tinie Tempah 2010 1 57 39 [74]
"Rolling in the Deep" Adele 2011 2 56 43 [54]
"I See Fire" Ed Sheeran 2013 13 56 25 [20]
"Hold Back the River" James Bay 2014 2 56* 45 [75]
"Sorry" Justin Bieber 2015 1 56 55 [19]
"Stranger on the Shore" Acker Bilk 1961 2 55dagger 55 [37]
"Make You Feel My Love" Adele 2008 4 55 34 [54]
"Low" Flo Rida featuring T-Pain 2008 2 55 38 [76]
"Can't Stop the Feeling!" Justin Timberlake 2016 2 55 45 [77]
"Price Tag" Jessie J featuring B.o.B. 2011 1 54 36 [78]
"Let Her Go" Passenger 2013 2 54 51 [79]
"Sunflower" Post Malone featuring Swae Lee 2018 3 54 36 [80]
"Insomnia" Faithless 1995 3 53 19 [81]
"How to Save a Life" The Fray 2007 4 53 39 [82]
"Somebody That I Used to Know" Gotye featuring Kimbra 2012 1 53 45 [83]
"Stitches" Shawn Mendes 2015 1 53 51 [84]
"Gold Digger" Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx 2005 2 52 37 [85]
"Moves Like Jagger" Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera 2011 2 52 52 [86]
"Leave a Light On" Tom Walker 2018 7 52 18 [87]
"Whatever" Oasis 1994 3 51 15 [88]
"Umbrella" Rihanna featuring Jay-Z 2007 1 51 47 [89]
"Viva la Vida" Coldplay 2008 1 51 41 [90]
"Paradise" Coldplay 2011 1 51 40 [90]
"Gangnam Style" Psy 2012 1 51 49 [91]
"Where Are Ü Now" Skrillex and Diplo featuring Justin Bieber 2015 1 51* 51 [92]
"Cheap Thrills" Sia 2016 2 51 51 [47]
"New Rules" Dua Lipa 2017 1 51 48 [13]
"Feel It Still" Portugal. The Man 2017 3 51 31 [93]
"Driving Home for Christmas" Chris Rea 1988 11 51 6 [94]
"Blue Monday" New Order 1983 3 50 17 [95]
"Rockstar" Nickelback 2007 2 50 50 [96]
"What Makes You Beautiful" One Direction 2011 1 50 35 [97]
"A Thousand Years" Christina Perri 2011 11 50 17 [98]
"Ho Hey" Lumineers 2012 8 50 48 [99]
"Feel the Love" Rudimental featuring John Newman 2012 1 50 26 [100]

dagger some or all weeks in charts when only the Top 50 is compiled.

double-dagger some weeks in charts when only Top 30 or less is compiled.

* includes five-day 'week' ending 9 July 2015 when the chart week changed from Sunday-Saturday to Friday-Thursday.

Songs with 70 or more weeks in the Top 100[edit]

The Top 100 is published each week by the Official Charts Company. The longest continuous run in the Top 100 is 100 weeks for "Someone You Loved" by Lewis Capaldi. Ed Sheeran has the most songs with over 50 weeks in the Top 100 with nine, followed by Oasis with seven, Justin Bieber with six, Lady Gaga with five, then Adele, and Rihanna with four each.

Song Artist Year first
entered chart
Chart
peak
Total weeks
in top 100
Consecutive
weeks
Reference
"Mr. Brightside" The Killers 2004 10 285 37 [101]
"Perfect" Ed Sheeran 2017 1 187 67 [20]
"Chasing Cars" Snow Patrol 2006 6 166 88 [39]
"Someone You Loved" Lewis Capaldi 2018 1 137 100 [9]
"My Way" Frank Sinatra 1969 5 134dagger 25 [34]
"Sex on Fire" Kings of Leon 2008 1 125 89 [40]
"Shotgun" George Ezra 2018 1 122 87 [41]
"Thinking Out Loud" Ed Sheeran 2014 1 118* 95 [20]
"Chandelier" Sia 2014 6 114* 72 [47]
"Shallow" Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper 2018 1 112 60 [53]
"Whatever" Oasis 1994 3 112 32 [88]
"Fairytale of New York" The Pogues featuring Kirsty MacColl 1987 2 111 9 [18]
"I Gotta Feeling" The Black Eyed Peas 2009 1 109 75 [43]
"Dance Monkey" Tones and I 2019 1 109 71 [102]
"Radioactive" Imagine Dragons 2012 12 107 51 [67]
"All I Want for Christmas Is You" Mariah Carey 1994 1 107 8 [10]
"Merry Xmas Everybody" Slade 1973 1 104dagger 9 [42]
"Pompeii" Bastille 2013 2 103 92 [48]
"Use Somebody" Kings of Leon 2008 2 103 64 [40]
"Rule the World" Take That 2007 2 102 77 [46]
"Shape of You" Ed Sheeran 2017 1 98 94 [20]
"Last Christmas" Wham! 1984 1 97 13 [103][104]
"Don't Stop Believin' Journey 1982 6 95 66 [52]
"I'm Yours" Jason Mraz 2008 11 95 54 [57]
"Blinding Lights" The Weeknd 2019 1 94 94
"Iris" Goo Goo Dolls 1998 3 92 25 [105]
"Happy" Pharrell Williams 2013 1 92* 92 [29]
"All of Me" John Legend 2014 2 92* 86 [35]
"Photograph" Ed Sheeran 2014 15 92* 50 [20]
"A Thousand Years" Christina Perri 2011 11 92 37 [98]
"Rather Be" Clean Bandit featuring Jess Glynne 2014 1 90* 89 [44]
"Riptide" Vance Joy 2013 10 87* 49 [68]
"Titanium" David Guetta featuring Sia 2011 1 87 47 [63]
"Do They Know It's Christmas?" Band Aid 1984 1 87 13 [45]
"Take Me to Church" Hozier 2014 2 86* 85 [55]
"Blue Monday" New Order 1983 3 85 38 [95]
"Poker Face" Lady Gaga 2009 1 84 83 [53]
"Let Her Go" Passenger 2013 2 84 58 [79]
"Wonderwall" Oasis 1995 2 84 30 [88]
"Some Might Say" Oasis 1995 1 81 24 [88]
"Watermelon Sugar" Harry Styles 2019 4 80 36 [106]
"Cigarettes & Alcohol" Oasis 1994 7 79 37 [88]
"Lean On" Major Lazer & DJ Snake featuring 2015 2 79* 79 [71]
"Let It Go" James Bay 2014 1 79* 39 [75]
"Someone like You" Adele 2011 1 78 70 [54]
"What Makes You Beautiful" One Direction 2011 1 78 47 [97]
"Merry Christmas Everyone" Shakin' Stevens 1985 1 78 8 [56]
"Low" Flo Rida featuring T-Pain 2008 2 77 42 [76]
"Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" Beyoncé 2008 7 77 32 [107]
"Counting Stars" OneRepublic 2013 1 77 68 [59]
"Rehab" Amy Winehouse 2006 7 76 59 [69]
"Budapest" George Ezra 2014 3 76* 71 [41]
"This Is Me" Keala Settle and The Greatest Showman Ensemble 2018 3 75 72 [58]
"Gold Digger" Kanye West featuring Jamie Foxx 2005 2 75* 52 [85]
"I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" Wizzard 1973 4 75 9 [51]
"Despacito (Remix)" Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber 2017 1 74 73 [108]
"Hold Back the River" James Bay 2014 2 74* 56 [75]
"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" John Lennon and Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band 1972 2 74dagger 9 [109]
"Stay with Me" Sam Smith 2014 1 73* 59 [72]
"Make You Feel My Love" Adele 2008 4 73 42 [54]
"Uptown Funk" Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars 2014 1 72* 72 [65]
"Wake Me Up" Avicii 2013 1 72 62 [64]
"Shut Up and Dance" Walk the Moon 2015 4 72* 50 [110]
"Numb/Encore" Jay-Z and Linkin Park 2004 14 71 26 [111]
"Umbrella" Rihanna featuring Jay-Z 2007 1 71 68 [89]
"Party Rock Anthem" LMFAO featuring Lauren Bennett and GoonRock 2011 1 71 71 [70]
"Price Tag" Jessie J featuring B.o.B. 2011 1 71 58 [78]
"Can't Stop the Feeling!" Justin Timberlake 2016 2 71 70 [77]
"Relax" Frankie Goes to Hollywood 1983 1 70 50 [23]
"Let It Go" Idina Menzel 2013 11 70 67 [60]
"Waves" Mr Probz 2014 1 70* 69 [112]

Songs with 50 to 69 weeks in the Top 100[edit]

Song Artist Year first
entered chart
Chart
peak
Total weeks
in top 100
Consecutive
weeks
Reference
"Bad Guy" Billie Eilish 2019 2 68 68 [113]
"Live Forever" Oasis 1994 10 68 21 [88]
"Angels" Robbie Williams 1997 4 68 20 [114]
"Firework" Katy Perry 2010 3 68 57 [115]
"Sorry" Justin Bieber 2015 1 68 60 [19]
"Viva la Vida" Coldplay 2008 1 68 50 [90]
"Amazing Grace" Judy Collins 1970 5 67dagger 32 [50]
"How to Save a Life" The Fray 2007 4 67 44 [82]
"You Got the Love" Florence and the Machine 2009 5 67 50 [116]
"Stitches" Shawn Mendes 2015 1 67 60 [84]
"Feel the Love" Rudimental featuring John Newman 2012 1 67 41 [100]
"Don't Start Now" Dua Lipa 2019 2 67 48 [13]
"Before You Go" Lewis Capaldi 2019 1 67 54 [9]
"One Day Like This" Elbow 2008 4 66 11 [117]
"Just the Way You Are" Bruno Mars 2010 1 66 61 [118]
"Rolling in the Deep" Adele 2011 2 66 65 [54]
"New Rules" Dua Lipa 2017 1 66 58 [13]
"I See Fire" Ed Sheeran 2013 13 66 42 [20]
"Baby Shark" Pinkfong 2018 6 66 39 [119]
"Don't You (Forget About Me)" Simple Minds 1985 7 65 13 [120]
"Pass Out" Tinie Tempah 2010 1 65 64 [74]
"Skinny Love" Birdy 2011 17 65 16 [121]
"Fix You" Coldplay 2005 4 65 50 [90]
"Do I Wanna Know?" Arctic Monkeys 2013 11 65 42 [122]
"Sunflower" Post Malone and Swae Lee 2018 3 65 46 [123]
"I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" Aerosmith 1998 4 64 20 [124]
"The Man Who Can't Be Moved" The Script 2008 2 64 33 [125]
"Insomnia" Faithless 1995 3 64 43 [126]
"Moves Like Jagger" Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera 2011 2 64 61 [86]
"Cheerleader" Omi 2015 1 64* 63 [127]
"Watermelon Sugar" Harry Styles 2019 4 64 30 [128]
"Paradise" Coldplay 2011 1 63 41 [90]
"Somebody That I Used to Know" Gotye featuring Kimbra 2012 1 63 63 [83]
"Blurred Lines" Robin Thicke featuring T.I. and Pharrell Williams 2013 1 63 63 [129]
"Leave a Light On" Tom Walker 2018 7 63 33 [87]
"Shakermaker" Oasis 1994 11 62 18 [88]
"The A Team" Ed Sheeran 2011 3 62 47 [20]
"We Found Love" Rihanna featuring Calvin Harris 2011 1 62 45 [89]
"Cheap Thrills" Sia 2016 2 62 61 [47]
"What Do You Mean?" Justin Bieber 2015 1 62* 62 [19]
"Firestarter" The Prodigy 1996 1 62* 20 [130]
"Driving Home for Christmas" Chris Rea 1988 11 62 6 [131]
"Love Yourself" Justin Bieber 2015 1 61 54 [19]
"White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)" Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel 1983 7 61 42 [132]
"I Found Lovin'" Fatback Band 1984 7 61 23 [133]
"Sexy and I Know It" LMFAO 2011 5 61 58 [70]
"Supersonic" Oasis 1994 31 60 30 [88]
"Shine" Take That 2007 1 60 35 [46]
"Don't You Worry Child" Swedish House Mafia 2012 1 60 46 [134]
"Just Dance" Lady Gaga featuring Colby O'Donis 2009 1 59 41 [53]
"Love the Way You Lie" Eminem featuring Rihanna 2010 2 59 43 [135]
"Ho Hey" The Lumineers 2012 8 59 49 [99]
"Location" Dave featuring Burna Boy 2019 6 59 38 [136]
"Ladbroke Grove" AJ Tracey 2019 3 59 32 [137]
"Roses" Saint Jhn 2020 1 59 45 [138]
"Rockstar" Nickelback 2007 2 58 53 [96]
"High Hopes" Panic! at the Disco 2018 12 58 34 [139]
"Rock Around the Clock" Bill Haley and His Comets 1955 1 57double-dagger 17 [31]
"Release Me" Engelbert Humperdinck 1967 1 57dagger 56 [140]
"Back to Black" Amy Winehouse 2007 8 57 15 [141]
"Mercy" Duffy 2008 1 57 57 [142]
"Bad Romance" Lady Gaga 2009 1 57 54 [53]
"King" Years & Years 2015 1 57* 57 [143]
"Love Me like You Do" Ellie Goulding 2015 1 57* 44 [144]
"One Dance" Drake featuring Wizkid and Kyla 2016 1 57 57 [17]
"Lush Life" Zara Larsson 2016 3 57 47 [145]
"Where Are Ü Now" Skrillex and Diplo featuring Justin Bieber 2015 3 57* 56 [92]
"Feel It Still" Portugal. The Man 2017 3 57 57 [93]
"Havana" Camila Cabello featuring Young Thug 2017 1 57 56 [146]
"Patience" Take That 2006 1 56 31 [46]
"She's So Lovely" Scouting for Girls 2007 7 56 53 [147]
"Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down" Alicia Keys 2009 4 56 45 [148]
"Set Fire to the Rain" Adele 2011 11 56 51 [54]
"Get Lucky" Daft Punk featuring Pharrell Williams 2013 1 56 51 [149]
"Thriller" Michael Jackson 1983 10 56 21 [6]
"Stranger on the Shore" Acker Bilk 1961 2 55dagger 55 [37]
"Human" The Killers 2008 3 55 33 [101]
"Jar of Hearts" Christina Perri 2011 4 55 47 [150]
"Latch" Disclosure featuring Sam Smith 2012 11 55 38 [151]
"Gangnam Style" Psy 2012 1 55 51 [91]
"Shake It Off" Taylor Swift 2014 2 55* 36 [152]
"Firestone" Kygo featuring Conrad Sewell 2015 8 55* 50 [153]
"Naïve" The Kooks 2006 2 54 37 [154]
"Call Me Maybe" Carly Rae Jepsen 2012 1 54 53 [155]
"Sing" Ed Sheeran 2014 1 54* 48 [20]
"These Days" Rudimental featuring Jess Glynne and Macklemore 2018 1 54 43 [156]
"Bruises" Lewis Capaldi 2019 6 54 22 [9]
"Ride It" Regard 2019 2 53 53 [157]
"Sweet but Psycho" Ava Max 2018 1 53 52 [158]
"Symphony" Clean Bandit featuring Zara Larsson 2017 1 53 52 [44]
"Niggas in Paris" Jay-Z and Kanye West 2012 10 53 41 [159]
"One Last Time" Ariana Grande 2015 2 53 27 [160]
"Castle on the Hill" Ed Sheeran 2017 2 53 45 [20]
"Paradise" George Ezra 2018 2 53 41 [41]
"One Kiss" Calvin Harris and Dua Lipa 2018 1 53 34 [161]
"Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" Brenda Lee 1962 6 53 7 [162]
"(Is This the Way to) Amarillo" Tony Christie 1971 1 52dagger 28 [163]
"Lose Yourself" Eminem 2002 1 52 34 [135]
"Don't Cha" The Pussycat Dolls featuring Busta Rhymes 2005 1 52 52 [164]
"I Like the Way" BodyRockers 2005 3 52 45 [165]
"Telephone" Lady Gaga and Beyoncé 2009 1 52 46 [53]
"Little Lion Man" Mumford & Sons 2009 24 52 12 [166]
"Love Me Again" John Newman 2013 1 52 42 [167]
"Trap Queen" Fetty Wap 2015 8 52* 52 [168]
"The Hills" The Weeknd 2015 3 52* 51 [169]
"Hotline Bling" Drake 2015 1 52* 36 [17]
"Read All About It, Pt. III" Emeli Sandé 2012 3 51 31 [170]
"Unforgettable" French Montana featuring Swae Lee 2017 2 51 49 [171]
"How Long Will I Love You?" Ellie Goulding 2013 3 51 45 [144]
"Hold My Hand" Jess Glynne 2015 1 51* 44 [172]
"Human" Rag'n'Bone Man 2016 2 51 44 [173]
"Body" Loud Luxury featuring Brando 2018 4 51 29 [174]
"I Don't Care" Ed Sheeran and Justin Bieber 2019 1 51 24 [19]
"Valerie" Mark Ronson featuring Amy Winehouse 2007 2 50 47 [65]
"In for the Kill" La Roux 2009 2 50 35 [175]
"Hey, Soul Sister" Train 2010 18 50 30 [176]
"Levels" Avicii 2011 4 50 28 [64]
"Diamonds" Rihanna 2012 1 50 42 [89]
"Bangarang" Skrillex featuring Sirah 2012 24 50 30 [177]
"Summertime Sadness" Lana Del Rey vs. Cedric Gervais 2013 4 50 32 [178]
"Ghost" Ella Henderson 2014 1 50 50 [179]
"Don't Let Me Down" The Chainsmokers featuring Daya 2016 2 50 49 [180]
"Don't Stop Me Now" Queen 1979 9 50 17 [181]
"Don't Call Me Up" Mabel 2019 3 50 37 [182]
"Stay Another Day" East 17 1994 1 50 15 [183]

dagger Some or all weeks in charts when only top 50 compiled.

double-dagger Some weeks in charts when only top 30 or less compiled.

* Includes five-day 'week' ending Thursday 9 July 2015 when the chart week changed from Sunday-Saturday to Friday-Thursday.

Notable singles[edit]

"Blue Monday"[edit]

New Order's "Blue Monday" includes the remixed version of the original, which was finally made available as a single for the first time in 1988 with almost the same catalogue number; sales for this shorter version and the original were combined, when calculating its chart position. The second remix, from 1995, charted for four weeks but is excluded from this list.[184]

"Merry Xmas Everybody"[edit]

In addition to Slade's total of 104 weeks in the Top 100 for "Merry Xmas Everybody", they also had two remixes of the song, not counted because they were re-recorded with other artists. The first, from 1980, was credited to Slade and the Reading Choir; the second, from 1998, was credited to Slade vs. Flush, [185] which peaked at #30 and accumulated four weeks in the top 100.

"I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday"[edit]

The original version credited to Wizzard 'featuring vocal backing by The Suedettes plus The Stockland Green Bilateral School First Year Choir with additional noises by Miss Snob and Class 3C' spent nine weeks in the charts in 1973-74, three weeks in the 1980s (credited to Roy Wood and Wizzard) and 62 weeks from 2007 to 2020, making a total of 73 weeks in the Top 100. Roy Wood re-recorded a solo sound-a-like version with children from Kempsey Primary School in 1981 and this was released on Harvest Records, credited to Wizzard.[186] This 1981 version was also re-issued in 1984 when it reached number 23 in the charts. However, the week before Wizzard charted at number 50 on the Top 75 of 09 - 15 December 1984, "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" appeared as a new entry at number 86 credited to Roy Wood and Wizzard. It was this record which re-charted with another week in 1985 and in 1986, giving "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday" 11 weeks on the chart overall during the 1980s (with 8 of those weeks not currently counted in the total).[187][188][189][190]

In 1995, Wood recorded a live version and released it as a single on his own independent record label Woody Recordings.[191] Credited to Roy Wood Big Band, this live track charted at Number 59 in the UK Singles Chart and stayed in the Top 100 for 2 weeks.[192] Then in 2000, Wood re-recorded the song as part of a medley with The Wombles's song "Wombling Merry Christmas". This medley was released as "I Wish It Could Be a Wombling Christmas Everyday" and reached number 22 in the UK Singles Chart.[193]

"White Lines"[edit]

Grandmaster Melle Mel's "White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)" was remixed in 1994 and charted for an additional three weeks, making 46 in total in the top 75 (61 in the top 100 including one in 2004).[194] It was also re-recorded in 1995 by Duran Duran featuring Melle Mel and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and charted for another five weeks (not counted towards its total).[195]

"Three Lions"[edit]

"Three Lions", recorded by Baddiel and Skinner and The Lightning Seeds, is not eligible for the above list for either version but has clocked up an impressive 52 weeks[196] on the UK Singles Chart Top 75 under the guise of "Three Lions" and "3 Lions '98" and 62 weeks in the Top 100. It was originally released in 1996 as "Three Lions", then subsequently re-recorded with different lyrics in 1998 as "3 Lions '98", a version which was re-issued in 2002. Then in 2006, both recordings were re-issued on a Sony DualDisc as "Three Lions/Three Lions '98", with "Three Lions" charting again in 2010 due to downloads. In 2018, "Three Lions" reached No. 1 in the UK Chart for one week, due to England's success at the World Cup, with the 1998 version being combined under the original's sales total. Skinner, Baddiel and Broudie were also part of a version released in 2010 by The Squad, aptly called "Three Lions 2010"; this version tallied up a further six weeks in addition to the 62 weeks, but is seen as a separate recording act by the Official Charts Company.[197]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ This excludes the 1981 and 1984 versions of the same song, which have each spent 4 weeks in the top 75.

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