List of singles which have spent the most weeks on the UK Singles Chart

List of singles which have spent the most weeks on the UK Singles Chart

The following is a list of all the singles that have charted for more than 40 weeks in total on the UK Singles Chart. To be eligible the single has had to be the original version whether it be by re-entry or re-issue. Re-mixes do not count unless under certain circumstances.

Single Artist Released Peak Weeks
"My Way" Frank Sinatra 1969 5 124[1]
"Sex on Fire" Kings of Leon 2008 1 87[2]
"Rule the World" Take That 2007 2 73[3]
"Poker Face" Lady Gaga 2009 1 66[4]
"Use Somebody" Kings of Leon 2008 2 64[2]
"Relax" Frankie Goes to Hollywood 1983 1 59[5]
"Whatever" Oasis 1994 3 51[6]
"Umbrella" Rihanna featuring Jay-Z 2007 1 51[7]
"Bad Romance" Lady Gaga 2009 1 47[4]
"Make You Feel My Love" Adele 2008 4 45[8]
"Viva La Vida" Coldplay 2007 1 45[9]
"Love The Way You Lie" Eminem featuring Rihanna 2010 2 43[7]
"Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)" Beyoncé 2008 7 42[10]
"Just Dance" Lady Gaga featuring Colby O'Donis 2008 1 42[4]
"Shine" Take That 2007 1 42[3]
"Last Christmas" Wham! 1984 2 42[11]
"Telephone" Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé 2010 1 40[4]
"Patience" Take That 2006 1 40[3]
Original year Artist Song Peak position Weeks
2006 Snow Patrol Chasing Cars[12] 6 102
2009 Black Eyed Peas I Gotta Feeling[13] 1 76
1970 Judy Collins Amazing Grace[14] 5 67
1982 Journey Don't Stop Believin'[15] 6 63
2006 Amy Winehouse Rehab[16] 7 58
1955 Bill Haley and his Comets Rock Around The Clock [17] 1 57
2010 Tinie Tempah Pass Out [18] 1 57
1967 Engelbert Humperdink Release Me[19] 1 56
2008 Jason Mraz I'm Yours[20] 11 56
1961 Acker Bilk Stranger On The Shore[21] 2 55
1995 Faithless Insomnia [22] 3 53
2008 Flo Rida / T-Pain Low [23] 2 53
1973 Slade Merry Xmas Everybody[24] 1 50
1983 New Order Blue Monday[25] 3 50
2007 Nickelback Rockstar[26] 2 50
1964 Jim Reeves I Love You Because[27] 5 47
1987 The Pogues / Kirsty MacColl Fairytale of New York[28] 2 46
1961 Chubby Checker Let's Twist Again[29] 2 44
1981 Soft Cell Tainted Love[30] 1 44
2005 Kayne West / Jamie Foxx Gold Digger[31] 2 44
2008 Duffy Mercy[32] 1 44
1975 John Lennon Imagine[33] 1 43
1983 Grandmaster Melle Mel White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)[34] 7 43
2005 Jay-Z / Linkin Park Numb/Encore[35] 14 43
2007 Timbaland / OneRepublic Apologize[36] 3 42
2007 The Fray How To Save A Life[37] 4 42
2010 Bruno Mars Just The Way You Are[38] 1 42
2007 Scouting For Girls She's So Lovely[39] 7 41
2009 Alicia Keys Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down[40] 4 41
1961 Andy Stewart A Scottish Soldier[41] 19 40
1973 Dawn featuring Tony Orlando Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree[42] 1 40
1978 Boney M Rivers Of Babylon / Brown Girl in the Ring[43] 1 40
2005 James Blunt You're Beautiful[44] 1 40
2006 Mika Grace Kelly[45] 1 40
2007 Mark Ronson / Amy Winehouse Valerie[46] 2 40
  • New Order's 'Blue Monday' includes the re-mixed version of the original as this was finally made available on seven inch for the first time in 1988 [47] with almost the same catalogue number and sales for this shorter version and the original were combined when calculating it's chart position. The second re-mix of 1995 [48] charted for 4 weeks but is excluded from this list.
  • In addition to Slade's 50 week chart count for 'Merry Xmas Everybody' they also had two re-mixes of the single which do not count in the above list as they were a re-recorded with other artists and were not the original song. The first being a re-recording in 1980 credited to Slade and the Reading Choir; the second being a re-mix in 1998 credited to Slade vs Flush.[49]
  • Grandmaster Melle Mel's 'White Lines (Don't Don't do it)' was re-mixed in 1994[50] as 'White Lines (Don't do it) and charted for an additional 3 weeks. It was also re-recorded in 1995[51] by Duran Duran featuring Melle Mel and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and charted for another 5 weeks. These are not counted in the above list.
  • It is also worth mentioning Baddiel and Skinner and The Lightning Seeds famous song Three Lions which although isn't yet elligible for the above list for either version has clocked up an impressive 46 weeks [52] on the UK Singles Chart Top 75 under the guise of Three Lions and Three Lions '98. Originally released in 1996 as Three Lions; subsequently released in 1998 and re-issued in 2002 as Three Lions '98 then re-issued in 2006 as Three Lions/Three Lions '98 as a dualdisc. In 2010 Three Lions charted once again due to downloads. It was also released in 2010 [53] by The Squad aptly called Three Lions 2010 clocking up a further 5 weeks in addition to the 46 weeks.

See also

References

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  2. ^ a b "UK Charts > Kings of Leon". Official Charts Company. http://www.theofficialcharts.com/artist/_/KINGS%20OF%20LEON/. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  3. ^ a b c "UK Charts > Take That". Official Charts Company. http://www.theofficialcharts.com/artist/_/TAKE%20THAT/. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  4. ^ a b c d "UK Charts > Lady Gaga". Official Charts Company. http://www.theofficialcharts.com/artist/_/lady%20gaga/. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  5. ^ "UK Charts > Frankie Goes To Hollywood". Official Charts Company. http://www.theofficialcharts.com/artist/_/FRANKIE%20GOES%20TO%20HOLLYWOOD/. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  6. ^ "UK Charts > Oasis". Official Charts Company. http://www.theofficialcharts.com/artist/_/OASIS/. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  7. ^ a b "UK Charts > Rihanna". Official Charts Company. http://www.theofficialcharts.com/artist/_/rihanna/. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  8. ^ "UK Charts > Adele". Official Charts Company. http://www.theofficialcharts.com/artist/_/adele/. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  9. ^ "UK Charts > Coldplay". Official Charts Company. http://www.theofficialcharts.com/artist/_/COLDPLAY/. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  10. ^ "UK Charts > Beyoncé". Official Charts Company. http://www.theofficialcharts.com/artist/_/beyonc/. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  11. ^ "UK Charts > Wham!". Official Charts Company. http://www.theofficialcharts.com/artist/_/WHAM!/. Retrieved 2011-08-21. 
  12. ^ http://acharts.us/song/8584
  13. ^ http://acharts.us/song/44000
  14. ^ http://www.chartstats.com/release.php?release=5344 British Hit Singles & Albums
  15. ^ British Hit Singles & Albums prior to October 2003) http://www.chartstats.com/release.php?release=9625 http://acharts.us/song/26696
  16. ^ http://acharts.us/song/11232
  17. ^ British Hit Singles & Albums
  18. ^ http://acharts.us/song/53824
  19. ^ http://www.chartstats.com/release.php?release=4340 British Hit Singles & Albums
  20. ^ http://acharts.us/song/34437
  21. ^ http://www.chartstats.com/release.php?release=2868 British Hit Singles & Albums
  22. ^ British Hit Singles & Albums prior to October 2003 http://www.chartstats.com/artistinfo.php?id=154 http://acharts.us/performer/faithless
  23. ^ http://acharts.us/song/29058
  24. ^ British Hit Singles & Albums http://www.chartstats.com/artistinfo.php?id=819 http://acharts.us/song/11572
  25. ^ British Hit Singles & Albums http://www.chartstats.com/artistinfo.php?id=543 http://acharts.us/song/10016
  26. ^ http://acharts.us/song/11128
  27. ^ British Hit Singles & Albums http://www.chartstats.com/artistinfo.php?id=1369
  28. ^ British Hit Singles & Albums http://acharts.us/song/7273 http://www.chartstats.com/search.php?q=pogues
  29. ^ British Hit Singles & Albums http://www.chartstats.com/search.php?q=chubby+checker
  30. ^ British Hit Singles & Albums http://www.chartstats.com/search.php?q=soft+cell
  31. ^ http://acharts.us/song/866
  32. ^ http://acharts.us/song/33720
  33. ^ British Hit Singles & Albums http://www.chartstats.com/artistinfo.php?id=771 http://acharts.us/song/27327
  34. ^ British Hit Singles & Albums http://www.chartstats.com/artistinfo.php?id=3975
  35. ^ http://acharts.us/song/641
  36. ^ http://acharts.us/song/12504
  37. ^ http://www.chartstats.com/release.php?release=32689
  38. ^ http://www.chartstats.com/release.php?release=49456
  39. ^ http://www.chartstats.com/release.php?release=33094
  40. ^ http://www.chartstats.com/release.php?release=48812
  41. ^ http://www.chartstats.com/release.php?release=2615 British Hit Singles & Albums
  42. ^ British Hit Singles & Albums http://www.chartstats.com/release.php?release=5891
  43. ^ British Hit Singles & Albums http://www.chartstats.com/release.php?release=7549
  44. ^ http://www.chartstats.com/release.php?release=712
  45. ^ http://www.chartstats.com/release.php?release=32670
  46. ^ http://www.chartstats.com/release.php?release=33141
  47. ^ http://www.chartstats.com/release.php?release=15098
  48. ^ http://www.chartstats.com/release.php?release=22984
  49. ^ http://www.chartstats.com/search.php?q=slade
  50. ^ http://www.chartstats.com/artistinfo.php?id=3975
  51. ^ http://www.chartstats.com/release.php?release=22840
  52. ^ http://www.chartstats.com/artistinfo.php?id=957
  53. ^ http://acharts.us/song/55276

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