Time To Update That “Things That Have Happened Since The Black Eyed Peas Took The No. 1 Spot On The Pop Charts” List

noah | October 1, 2009 1:00 pm

It’s now been 26 weeks since the Black Eyed Peas first reached the summit of Billboard‘s Hot 100 with “Boom Boom Pow,” which had a 12-week run at the top of the charts before being relieved by the group’s follow-up single “I Gotta Feeling.” 26 weeks! That’s half a year! At least the band’s April ascent to the top means that they won’t rule the entirety of this year’s Daylight Savings stretch, but still, yeesh. The real-ish news to come out of this development is that “I Gotta Feeling” has matched the record for the longest stay at No. 1 this decade, a mark that was previously held by Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together.” Carey’s pleading ballad topped the Hot 100 for 14 non-consecutive weeks in 2005, and between this and the confusion over whether or not she’ll best Paramore on the albums chart next week girl is not really having the best stretch, chart-record-wise. But “Obsessed” did tick back into the singles chart’s Top 10 this week, so maybe it’s a question of taking the good with the bad? ‘Feeling’ Steady: Black Eyed Peas Match Decade Mark On Hot 100 [Billboard] Earlier: A Brief List Of Things That Have Happened In The World Since The Black Eyed Peas Began Their Reign Of Hot 100 Terror