Thursday, January 19, 2012

Rihanna’s ‘We Found Love’ Scores A Perfect 10 Atop Hot 100

Rihanna’s “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris, remains atop the Billboard Hot 100 chart for a milestone 10th total week at the summit.

The song, which already represents Rihanna’s longest stay at No. 1 on the Hot 100, becomes one of just 11 boasting a solo female lead billing to have ruled for at least 10 weeks in the tally’s 53-year history. “We Found Love” is the first such leader since Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable” logged 10 weeks on top in 2006-07.

Here is the complete list of songs by women to achieve strangleholds of at least 10 frames on the Hot 100 (including two tracks in which other acts share lead credit and one in which two women trade lead vocals):

Weeks at No. 1, Title, Artist, Peak Year
16, “One Sweet Day,” Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men, 1995 (*the longest reign of any title in the chart’s history)
14, “We Belong Together,” Mariah Carey, 2005
14, “I Will Always Love You,” Whitney Houston, 1992
13, “The Boy Is Mine,” Brandy & Monica, 1998
11, “I’ll Be Missing You,” Puff Daddy & Faith Evans featuring 112, 1997
11, “Un-Break My Heart,” Toni Braxton, 1996
10, “We Found Love,” featuring Calvin Harris, 2011 (to-date)
10, “Irreplaceable,” Beyonce, 2006
10, “Foolish,” Ashanti, 2002
10, “Physical,” Olivia Newton-John, 1981
10, “You Light Up My Life,” Debby Boone, 1977
“We FoundLove” maintains its Hot 100 dominance by spending a ninth week atop Radio Songs (150 million audience impressions, down 1%, according to Nielsen BDS), while slipping 4-6 on Digital Songs (140,000 downloads sold, down 24%, according to Nielsen SoundSca


Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

Rihanna is on a roll. I remember the days of Mariah and Whitney. :)They don't sound the same now.

Ester Ulaya said...

Kim Rihanna rocks now, i miss their verses and voice both 2, especially Whitney