Billboard Hot 100: Robin Thicke Still On Top, Lady Gaga Rises & Lana Del Rey Scores First Top 10 Hit

There’s just no stopping him. Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” clocks in another week on top of the Billboard Hot 100. The monster hit rules for a 12th week joining an elite group of 14 songs to spend at least twelve weeks as No. 1. If “Lines” can keep its grasp on the pole position for four more weeks, it could tie Mariah Carey and Boyz II Mens’ epic duet, “One Sweet Day,” as the longest-running chart-topper.

Holding steady at No. 2 is “Roar” by Katy Perry. With “Lines” slowly eroding in airplay, Perry could unseat him in the coming weeks. On the flip side, Lady Gaga’s “Applause” rises from 6-4 on the strength of the accompanying music video. Streaming on YouTube, Vevo and other online sites now factor with chart placement. Sandwiched in between the two ladies is Thicke’s VMAs duet partner Miley Cyrus with her hit, “We Can’t Stop.”

Lana Del Rey finally scores her first Hot 100 Top 10 hit thanks to a remix by Cedric Gervais. “Summertime Sadness” was officially released last year, but got new life courtesy of Gervais. As a result, both artists break their Billboard Hot 100 cherry with their collaboration jumping from 15-9. Also scoring his first ever Top 10 hit is Avicci. “Wake Me Up!” rises (and shines) 11-7. I just love that track. Congrats on all three artists for achieving this career milestone.

Billboard Hot 100 Longest-Running Chart-Toppers

  • 16 weeks, “One Sweet Day” Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men, Dec. 2, 1995
  • 14 weeks, “I Gotta Feeling,” the Black Eyed Peas, July 11, 2009
  • 14 weeks, “We Belong Together,” Mariah Carey, June 4, 2005
  • 14 weeks, “Candle in the Wind 1997″/”Something About the Way You Look Tonight,” Elton John, Oct. 11, 1997
  • 14 weeks, “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix),” Los Del Rio, Aug. 3, 1996
  • 14 weeks, “I’ll Make Love to You,” Boyz II Men, Aug. 27, 1994
  • 14 weeks, “I Will Always Love You,” Whitney Houston, Nov. 28, 1992
  • 13 weeks, “The Boy Is Mine,” Brandy & Monica, June 6, 1998
  • 13 weeks, “End of the Road,” Boyz II Men, Aug. 15, 1992
  • 12 weeks, “Boom Boom Pow,” the Black Eyed Peas, April 18, 2009
  • 12 weeks, “Yeah!,” Usher Featuring Lil Jon & Ludacris, Feb. 28, 2004
  • 12 weeks, “Lose Yourself,” Eminem, Nov. 9, 2002
  • 12 weeks, “Smooth,” Santana featuring Rob Thomas, Oct. 23, 1999
  • 12 weeks, “Blurred Lines,” Robin Thicke featuring T.I. + Pharrell, June 22, 2013

Do you think Robin Thicke can tie Carey and Boyz II Men’s record? Will Gaga or Perry unseat him? Do you think Lana Del Rey will become a more permanent fixture on the Top 10 now? Sound off below.

  • Peter

    boom boom pow was #1 for 12 weeks?! lord jesus. america is ridiculous. …and macarena…no words.

  • Andie

    Katy perry may have great songs at her prev album, but it’s overated on this one.

    Gaga should be the front runner.