• Panic! at the Disco song 'High Hopes' sets Billboard record

    By: Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk


    Panic! At the Disco has set a pop music record.

    According to Billboard, the rock band has the decade’s longest-running No. 1 single on the Adult Pop Songs radio airplay chart. The band set the record on the chart as its single “High Hopes” enters its 15th week at the top spot.

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    People reported that the band ties with No Doubt and The Fray, both of which had singles last 15 weeks at No. 1 on the chart in 1996 and 2006, respectively.

    The overall leader of the longest-leading Adult Pop Songs No. 1s is Santana, whose 1999 single “Smooth” featuring Rob Thomas spent 25 weeks at the top of the chart. The Calling’s 2001 single “Wherever You Will Go” is second on the list at 23 weeks.

    Released in 2018, “High Hopes” also topped the Hot Rock Songs chart and Alternative Songs airplay chart

    The list of longest-leading Adult Pop Songs No. 1s, according to Billboard, is below.

    25 weeks, “Smooth,” Santana feat. Rob Thomas, beginning Oct. 23, 1999
    23 weeks, “Wherever You Will Go,” The Calling, Dec. 22, 2001
    18 weeks, “Photograph,” Nickelback, Oct. 29, 2005
    18 weeks, “Unwell,” matchbox twenty, May 3, 2003
    17 weeks, “Iris,” Goo Goo Dolls, Aug. 1, 1998
    16 weeks, “Complicated,” Avril Lavigne, Aug. 3, 2002
    15 weeks, “High Hopes,” Panic! at the Disco, Dec. 8, 2018
    15 weeks, “How to Save a Life,” The Fray, Nov. 4, 2006
    15 weeks, “Don't Speak,” No Doubt, Dec. 28, 1996


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