Wiz Khalifa’s ‘Furious 7’ Hit “See You Again” Ends 14-Week Reign Of “Uptown Funk”

Robbie Daw | April 15, 2015 11:40 am
Wiz Khalifa's "See You Again" Video
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This time last week, Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ behemoth single “Uptown Funk” had lodged its 14th week at the top of the Billboard Hot 100, thus tying with the following six singles for the second-longest run at #1 in the chart’s history:

* “I Gotta Feeling” — The Black Eyed Peas (2009)
* “We Belong Together” — Mariah Carey (2005)
* “Candle In The Wind ’97” — Elton John (1997)
* “Macarena (Bayside Boys Mix)” — Los Del Rio (1996)
* “I’ll Make Love To You” — Boyz II Men (1994)
* “I Will Always Love You” — Whitney Houston (1992)

Alas, it looks as if “Uptown Funk” will have to go down as the seventh of those mighty runner-ups, behind only Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s “One Sweet Day” (which was #1 for 16 weeks between late 1995 and early 1996). This week, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s Furious 7 soundtrack cut “See You Again” becomes the single to finally knock “Uptown Funk” off the top spot on the Hot 100.

Bottom line: Mimi’s flawless record remains intact, Lambily!

“See You Again” hits the top the same week its parent album caps the Billboard 200 album chart. Adding to the success of Furious 7: its worldwide box office take stands at $803 million, with $255 million of that haul coming from the US alone as of Monday (April 13).

“See You Again” marks Pittsburgh MC Wiz’s second chart-topping single, following “Black And Yellow,” and his first Top 10 hit as a lead artist since 2011’s “Young, Wild & Free” — which ironically featured “Uptown Funk” vocalist Bruno Mars (in addition to Snoop Dogg).

On a final note, if you can believe it, “See You Again” is now only the second single to begin its run at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in 2015 (the other being, of course, “Uptown Funk”).

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