“Blurred Lines” Still #1, Lady Gaga Moves Up & Lana Del Rey Has First Top 10 Hit On Hot 100
Think about this, America: Robin Thicke‘s “Blurred Lines” has just joined an elite group of only 14 songs that have spent at least 12 weeks at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The longest stretch at the top of the main singles chart came when Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men‘s “One Sweet Day” spent 16 weeks there between 1995 and 1996, and the last song to rack up at least 12 weeks was the Black Eyed Peas‘ mind-numbing, inescapable and kind of terrible (c’mon — it really was) “I Gotta Feeling,” in 2009. (That one ruled for a grand total of 14 weeks.)
All of this is to say that, sorry, KatyCats — Katy Perry‘s “Roar” is stuck at #2 for a second week. Lady Gaga‘s “Applause,” on the other hand, moves up two positions to #4, while Lana Del Rey‘s 14-month-old single “Summertime Sadness,” now soaring thanks to a remix by Cedric Gervais, has become her first Top 10 hit in the States by moving up to #9.