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Glass Animals' "Heat Waves" becomes the longest-charting Billboard Hot 100 song of all time

18 October 2022, 11:38 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Glass Animals' "Heat Waves" is now the longest-charting song of all time on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, overtaking The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights".

"Heat Waves" has now spent 91 weeks in the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it the longest-charting song in the list's 64-year history.

The Glass Animals song broke the record previously held by The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights", which spent 90 weeks in the Hot 100 chart between 2019 and 2021.

Dave Bayley of Glass Animals told Billboard of the achievement, "Wow, all I can say is wow. Many of you know when I wrote this song I was writing about missing someone I loved very dearly. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that it would lead to so much love and connection across the globe. You all have done that. Thank you to everyone who has helped this song reach so many people. You know who you are. Thank you."

In March the same song also broke another Billboard Hot 100 chart record by becoming the first song by a British group to top the chart for multiple weeks since Spice Girls' "Wannabe" in 1997.

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