I had no idea “One More Night” was a thing. Who knew? It surely hasn’t spawned nearly as many lip dubs or parodies on YouTube as Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe“. But somehow, the Maroon 5 track has matched the Canadian singer’s feat as the longest running Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 of 2012 with nine weeks underneath its belt.
The Adam Levine sung single staved off a valiant effort from PSY’s “Gangnam Style” for several weeks. The K-Pop phenomenon spent seven weeks at the runner-up slot. This week it slides from No. 2 to No. 5. If “One More Night” can fend off Rihanna’s “Diamonds” for another week- which shoots up to No. 2 this week- it’ll hold the 2012 record on its own. Given 2013 is around the corner, Maroon 5 could easily earn the prestigious distinction by themselves.
Landing in the third slot is Ke$ha’s “Die Young” which rebounds from 6-3. In the fourth slot is fun’s “Some Nights” with the aforementioned “Gangnam Style” at No. 5. Rounding out the Top 10 this week are Bruno Mars (“Locked Out of Heaven“, No. 6), Taylor Swift (“We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together“, No. 7), Ne-Yo (“Let Me Love You“, No. 8), Alex Clare (“Too Close“, No. 9) and Flo Rida (“I Cry“, No. 10). The latter is a wicked reinvention of Brenda Russell’s sultry ballad “Piano in the Dark” which peaked at No. 6 back in 1988.
Just in case you were wondering what other songs have topped Billboard’s Hot 100 chart in 2012, check out the list below. Surprisingly, it’s a short list. Reason being, the early part of the year was dominated by Gotye and fun.
Are you fan of Maroon 5′s “One More Night“? What’s your favorite No. 1 of 2012? Kelly Clarkson? Carly Rae? How about Adele? Sound off below.