Top Ten: Longest-Running Number One Hits

It’s one thing to get to #1, another thing entirely to live there for eight or ten or, remarkably, 16 weeks. Here are the Top Ten Longest-Running Number One’s in pop history.

10. Santana and Rob Thomas – “Smooth” (12 weeks, 1999-2000)

[The following have also spent twelve weeks at #1: Eminem (“Lose Yourself”), Usher (“Yeah!”) and the Black Eyed Peas (“Boom Boom Pow”)

9. Brandy and Monica – “The Boy Is Mine” (13 weeks, 1998)

8. Boyz II Men – “End of the Road” (13 weeks, 1992)

7. The Black Eyed Peas – “I Gotta Feeling” (14 weeks, 2009)

6. Mariah Carey – “We Belong Together” (14 weeks, 2005)

5. Elton John – “Candle in the Wind 1997” (14 weeks, 1997)

4. Los Del Rio – “Macarena” (14 weeks, 1996)

3. Boyz II Men – “I’ll Make Love to You” (14 weeks, 1994)

2. Whitney Houston – “I Will Always Love You” (14 weeks, 1992-1993)

1. Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men – “One Sweet Day” (16 weeks, 1995-1996)


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