“UPTOWN FUNK” by Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars. The ties and records making the scoop. Authoritatively parented by Nielsen Music(Billboard Chart)

‘Uptown Funk’ Ties for Second-Longest-Leading Hot 100 No. 1 of All Time.

Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk!,” featuring Bruno Mars, ties for the second-longest-leading Billboard Hot 100 ever, ruling the chart for a 14th week. The smash also ties for the chart’s longest command this century.

“Funk,” released on RCA Records, ties six other singles for the second-best run at No. 1 dating to the Hot 100’s Aug. 4, 1958, launch, with only one song having led longer. Here’s an updated ranking of the longest-leading Hot 100 No. 1s all-time:
Weeks at No. 1, Title, Artist, Date Reached No. 1
16, “One Sweet Day,” Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men, Dec. 2, 1995
14 (to date), “Uptown Funk!,” Ronson feat. Mars, Jan. 17, 2015
14, “I Gotta Feeling,” the Black Eyed Peas, July 11, 2009
14, “We Belong Together,” Mariah Carey, June 4, 2005
14, “Candle in the Wind 1997″/”Something About the Way You Look Tonight,” Elton John, Oct. 11, 1997
14, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix),” Los Del Rio, Aug. 3, 1996
14, “I’ll Make Love to You,” Boyz II Men, Aug. 27, 1994
14, “I Will Always Love You,” Whitney Houston, Nov. 28, 1992.

“Funk” also ties for the longest stay at No. 1 on the Hot 100 this century. With 14 weeks on top, it matches the Black Eyed Peas’ command with “I Gotta Feeling,” the last song to lead for at least that long, in 2009. Mariah Carey also logged 14 weeks at No. 1 with “We Belong Together” in 2005.

“Funk” is, thus, just two weeks from potentially tying “One Sweet Day” for the all-time record, and three weeks from possibly claiming it all to itself.

But unfortunately the contingency of it inking this unparalleled record has just being shattered, as it is no longer the Number song currently on the Billboard Hot 100.

We will let you know the current number one song and the latest chart transition as it stands now in the just released Billboard Hot 100 in a our subsequent Billboard Chart bulletin .

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