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Amendments and additions gladly welcomed. I will endeavour to keep these lists updated at least twice a year. See also: Most consecutive weeks at each position in the UK Singles Chart


Most weeks at each peak position in the UK Singles Chart

Complete for all Top 100 positions where 3 weeks or more: positions 51-100 are only listed where this applies
(Year indicates first week at peak position)
~ indicates non-consecutive weeks


Position : 1 - 18 weeks
Frankie Laine - I Believe (1953) ~

Position : 2 - 8 weeks
Frank Chacksfield - Terry's Theme (Theme From "Limelight") (1953) ~

Position : 3 - 5 weeks
Anne-Marie - 2002 (2018)
Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love (1977)
Billy Cotton and his Band - Friends And Neighbours (1954)
Drifters - There Goes My First Love (1975)
Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry (1980)
Lonnie Donegan - Tom Dooley (1958) ~

Position : 4 - 7 weeks
Doris Day & Johnnie Ray - Let’s Walk That-A-Way (1953)

Position : 5 - 4 weeks
Brian Hyland - Ginny Come Lately (1962)
Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me (1996)
Daniel Merriweather - Red (2009)
Donna Summer - Down Deep Inside (1977)
Madness - Our House (1982)
Pat Boone - Remember You’re Mine / There’s A Goldmine In The Sky (1957)

Position : 6 - 4 weeks
Joel Corry - Sorry (2019)
Nashville Teens - Tobacco Road (1964)

Position : 7 - 5 weeks
Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee (1959)
Paul Anka - Put Your Head On My Shoulder (1959)

Position : 8 - 4 weeks
Alison Moyet - All Cried Out (1984)
Gilbert O’Sullivan - Nothing Rhymed (1970)

Position : 9 - 5 weeks
Freya Ridings - Lost Without You (2018) ~
Paul Young - Everything Must Change (1984)

Position : 10 - 4 weeks
Fleetwood Mac - The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Prong Crown) (1970)

Position : 11 - 4 weeks
Bryan Adams - Run To You (1985)
Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line - Meant To Be (2018) ~

Position : 12 - 3 weeks
Cliff Richard - Living In Harmony (1972)
David Bowie - John I’m Only Dancing (1972) ~
Dawn featuring Tony Orlando - Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose (1973)
Herman’s Hermits - Sleepy Joe (1968)
Jr Walker and the All Stars - Road Runner (1969)
Maroon 5 featuring SZA - What Lovers Do (2017)
Riton & Oliver Heldens featuring Vula - Turn Me On (2019) ~
St. Cecilia - Leap Up And Down (Wave Your Knickers In The Air) (1971) ~
Starship - We Built This City (1985)
Wax - Bridge To Your Heart (1987)

Position : 13 - 4 weeks
Clock - Oh What A Night (1996) ~
Headie One - Both (2019) ~

Position : 14 - 3 weeks
Ariana Grande - Into You (2016) ~
Barry White - Never Never Gonna Give Ya Up (1974)
Jay-Z & Linkin Park - Numb / Encore (2004) ~
Jeff Beck - Hi-Ho Silver Lining (1967)
Kate Bush - Wow (1979)
Kursaal Flyers - Little Does She Know (1976)
Malcolm Vaughan with the Michael Sammes Singers - To Be Loved (1958) ~
Max Bygraves - Heart (1957)
Roy Orbison - Goodnight (1965) ~
UK Mixmasters - The Bare Necessities Megamix (1991)

Position : 15 - 3 weeks
Bad Manners - Lip Up Fatty (1980)
Blonde & Craig David - Nothing Like This (2016)
Dells - I Can Sing A Rainbow / Love Is Blue (1969)
Dua Lipa - Hotter Than Hell (2016)

Position : 16 - 3 weeks
Chiffons - He’s So Fine (1963)
Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston - It Takes Two (1967)
Musique - In The Bush (1978)

Position : 17 - 3 weeks
Bob Marley and the Wailers - Three Little Birds (1980)
Cliff Richard - She’s So Beautiful (1985) ~
Icehouse - Hey Little Girl (1983)
Khalid - Young Dumb & Broke (2017) ~
Robert Earl - The Wonderful Secret Of Love (1959)
S.O.S. Band - The Finest (1986)
Years and Years - Eyes Shut (2016)

Position : 18 - less than 3 weeks

Position : 19 - 3 weeks
1975 - Chocolate (2013) ~
AJ Tracey & Not3s - Butterflies (2018) ~
Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood (1967)
Kissing The Pink - Last Film (1983)
R.E.M. - Losing My Religion (1991)

Position : 20 - 3 weeks
Commodores - Machine Gun (1974)
Fun Boy Three - The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum (1981)
Nick Straker Band - A Walk In The Park (1980)

Position : 21 - 3 weeks
Ellie Goulding - Sixteen (2019)
Propaganda - Duel (1985)

Position : 22 - 4 weeks
Future - Mask Off (2017)

Position : 23 - 3 weeks
Eagles - Lyin’ Eyes (1975)

Position : 24 - 3 weeks
Chuck Berry - School Day (Ring! Ring! Goes The Bell) (1957) ~
Kygo featuring Parson James - Stole The Show (2015)
Mr. Acker Bilk - Gotta See Baby Tonight (1962)

Position : 25 - 4 weeks
Mankind - Dr Who (1978) ~

Position : 26 - 4 weeks
Abba - Under Attack (1982)

Position : 27 - 4 weeks
Lil Pump - Gucci Gang (2017)

Position : 28 - 4 weeks
Diana Ross & The Supremes - Forever Came Today (1968)

Position : 29 - 4 weeks
Fireballs - Quite A Party (1961)

Position : 30 - less than 3 weeks

Position : 31 - 3 weeks
Burundi Stephenson Black - Burundi Black (1971) ~
Johnny Tillotson - It Keeps Right On A Hurtin' (1962)

Position : 32 - 4 weeks
Eydie Gormé - Blame It On The Bossa Nova (1963)
Stay Flee Get Lizzy presents Fredo with Young T & Bugsey - Ay Caramba (2018)

Position : 33 - 5 weeks
Robert Palmer - Looking For Clues (1980)

Position : 34 - 4 weeks
Electric Light Orchestra - ELO EP (1978)
Ronnie Dyson - When You Get Right Down To It (1971) ~

Position : 35 - less than 3 weeks

Position : 36 - less than 3 weeks

Position : 37 - 3 weeks
Zoe - Lightning (1991)

Position : 38 - 3 weeks
Adam Wade - Take Good Care Of Her (1961) ~

Position : 39 - less than 3 weeks

Position : 40 - 3 weeks
Emotions - I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love (1977) ~
Helen Shapiro - Keep Away From Other Girls (1962) ~
Holly and the Ivys - Christmas On 45 (1981)
Tina Turner - Help (1984)

Position : 41 - 3 weeks
Danny Williams - The Miracle Of You (1961)

Position : 42 - 3 weeks
Shamen - Make It Mine (1990)
Singing Sheep - Baa Baa Black Sheep (1982)

Position : 43 - 3 weeks
A$AP Rocky featuring Skrillex - Wild For The Night (2013)

Position : 44 - 3 weeks
Hysterics - Jingle Bells (Laughing All The Way) (1981)
Procol Harum - A Salty Dog (1969) ~

Position : 45 - 3 weeks
David Essex - Stay With Me Baby (1978)

Position : 46 - 3 weeks
Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon (1978)
Placido Domingo with John Denver - Perhaps Love (1981) ~

Position : 47 - 3 weeks
Dickies - Silent Night (1978)
Fifth Harmony featuring Gucci Mane - Down (2017) ~

Position : 48 - 3 weeks
Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life (1977)
U2 - In God's Country (1987)

Position : 49 - 3 weeks
Alessia Cara - How Far I’ll Go (2017) ~
Hamilton Bohannon - Happy Feeling (1975)

Position : 50 - 3 weeks
Four Seasons - Workin' My Way Back To You (1966)

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Position : 53 - 3 weeks
Gary Moore - The Loner (1987)

Position : 56 - 3 weeks
Al Hudson - Music (1979)
Carol Hitchcock - Get Ready (1987)

Position : 57 - 3 weeks
Fall - Hit The North (1987)

Position : 58 - 3 weeks
Kartoon Krew - Inspector Gadget (1985) ~
Rocky Burnette - Tired Of Toein' The Line (1979)

Position : 61 - 4 weeks
Alice Cooper - How You Gonna See Me Now (1978) ~

Position : 62 - 3 weeks
Commodores - Just To Be Close To You (1978)

Position : 66 - 3 weeks
Barbra Streisand - Comin' In And Out Of Your Life (1982)

Position : 68 - 3 weeks
Ashanti - Foolish [Import] (2002) ~

Position : 71 - 3 weeks
Hugh Jackman and The Greatest Showman Ensemble - From Now On (2018)

Position : 76 - 3 weeks
It Bites - Kiss Like Judas (1988) ~
Mad'House - Like A Prayer [Import] (2002) ~

Position : 82 - 3 weeks
Adventures - One Step From Heaven (1988)
Avicii - The Days (2014) ~

Position : 84 - 3 weeks
TIC - Popcorn '88 (1988)
YK Osiris - Worth It (2019) ~

Position : 85 - 4 weeks
Willie Finlayson - On The Air Tonight (1985)

Position : 89 - 3 weeks
David Guetta & Martin Solveig - Thing For You (2019) ~

Position : 90 - 3 weeks
Thomas Dolby - Dissidents (1984)


Last updated w/e 28/11/19

[Footnote: The full releases of Ashanti - Foolish and Mad'House - Like A Prayer peaked much higher than their Import releases in this list, but these are generally considered separate entities.]


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Most consecutive weeks at each peak position in the UK Singles Chart

Complete for all Top 100 positions where 3 weeks or more: positions 51-100 are only listed where this applies
(Year indicates first consecutive week at peak position)


Position : 1 - 16 weeks
Bryan Adams - (Everything I Do) I Do It For You (1991)

Position : 2 - 7 weeks
All-4-One - I Swear (1994)
Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera - Moves Like Jagger (2011)

Position : 3 - 5 weeks
Anne-Marie - 2002 (2018)
Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love (1977)
Billy Cotton and his Band - Friends And Neighbours (1954)
Drifters - There Goes My First Love (1975)
Jona Lewie - Stop The Cavalry (1980)

Position : 4 - 7 weeks
Doris Day & Johnnie Ray - Let’s Walk That-A-Way (1953)

Position : 5 - 4 weeks
Brian Hyland - Ginny Come Lately (1962)
Celine Dion - Because You Loved Me (1996)
Daniel Merriweather - Red (2009)
Donna Summer - Down Deep Inside (1977)
Madness - Our House (1982)
Pat Boone - Remember You’re Mine / There’s A Goldmine In The Sky (1957)

Position : 6 - 4 weeks
Joel Corry - Sorry (2019)
Nashville Teens - Tobacco Road (1964)

Position : 7 - 5 weeks
Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee (1959)
Paul Anka - Put Your Head On My Shoulder (1959)

Position : 8 - 4 weeks
Alison Moyet - All Cried Out (1984)
Gilbert O’Sullivan - Nothing Rhymed (1970)

Position : 9 - 5 weeks
Paul Young - Everything Must Change (1984)

Position : 10 - 4 weeks
Fleetwood Mac - The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Prong Crown) (1970)

Position : 11 - 4 weeks
Bryan Adams - Run To You (1985)

Position : 12 - 3 weeks
Cliff Richard - Living In Harmony (1972)
Dawn featuring Tony Orlando - Say, Has Anybody Seen My Sweet Gypsy Rose (1973)
Herman’s Hermits - Sleepy Joe (1968)
Jr Walker and the All Stars - Road Runner (1969)
Maroon 5 featuring SZA - What Lovers Do (2017)
Starship - We Built This City (1985)
Wax - Bridge To Your Heart (1987)

Position : 13 - 3 weeks
Anne-Marie David - Wonderful Dream (1973)
Clock - Oh What A Night (1996)
Headie One - Both (2019)
Jellybean featuring Steven Dante - The Real Thing (1987)
Junior Walker and the All Stars - What Does It Take (To Win Your Love) (1969)
Pasadenas - Riding On A Train (1988)

Position : 14 - 3 weeks
Barry White - Never Never Gonna Give Ya Up (1974)
Jeff Beck - Hi-Ho Silver Lining (1967)
Kate Bush - Wow (1979)
Kursaal Flyers - Little Does She Know (1976)
Max Bygraves - Heart (1957)
UK Mixmasters - The Bare Necessities Megamix (1991)

Position : 15 - 3 weeks
Bad Manners - Lip Up Fatty (1980)
Blonde & Craig David - Nothing Like This (2016)
Dells - I Can Sing A Rainbow / Love Is Blue (1969)
Dua Lipa - Hotter Than Hell (2016)

Position : 16 - 3 weeks
Chiffons - He’s So Fine (1963)
Marvin Gaye and Kim Weston - It Takes Two (1967)
Musique - In The Bush (1978)

Position : 17 - 3 weeks
Bob Marley and the Wailers - Three Little Birds (1980)
Icehouse - Hey Little Girl (1983)
Robert Earl - The Wonderful Secret Of Love (1959)
S.O.S. Band - The Finest (1986)
Years and Years - Eyes Shut (2016)

Position : 18 - less than 3 weeks

Position : 19 - 3 weeks
Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood (1967)
Kissing The Pink - Last Film (1983)
R.E.M. - Losing My Religion (1991)

Position : 20 - 3 weeks
Commodores - Machine Gun (1974)
Fun Boy Three - The Lunatics Have Taken Over The Asylum (1981)
Nick Straker Band - A Walk In The Park (1980)

Position : 21 - 3 weeks
Ellie Goulding - Sixteen (2019)
Propaganda - Duel (1985)

Position : 22 - 4 weeks
Future - Mask Off (2017)

Position : 23 - 3 weeks
Eagles - Lyin’ Eyes (1975)

Position : 24 - 3 weeks
Kygo featuring Parson James - Stole The Show (2015)
Mr. Acker Bilk - Gotta See Baby Tonight (1962)

Position : 25 - 3 weeks
Dorothy Squires - My Way (1970)
Frank Ifield - Angry At The Big Oak Tree (1964)
Johnny Nash - (What A) Wonderful World (1976)
Tony Bennett - (I Lost My Heart) In San Francisco (1965)

Position : 26 - 4 weeks
Abba - Under Attack (1982)

Position : 27 - 4 weeks
Lil Pump - Gucci Gang (2017)

Position : 28 - 4 weeks
Diana Ross & The Supremes - Forever Came Today (1968)

Position : 29 - 4 weeks
Fireballs - Quite A Party (1961)

Position : 30 - less than 3 weeks

Position : 31 - 3 weeks
Johnny Tillotson - It Keeps Right On A Hurtin' (1962)

Position : 32 - 4 weeks
Eydie Gormé - Blame It On The Bossa Nova (1963)
Stay Flee Get Lizzy presents Fredo with Young T & Bugsey - Ay Caramba (2018)

Position : 33 - 5 weeks
Robert Palmer - Looking For Clues (1980)

Position : 34 - 4 weeks
Electric Light Orchestra - ELO EP (1978)

Position : 35 - less than 3 weeks

Position : 36 - less than 3 weeks

Position : 37 - 3 weeks
Zoe - Lightning (1991)

Position : 38 - less than 3 weeks

Position : 39 - less than 3 weeks

Position : 40 - 3 weeks
Holly and the Ivys - Christmas On 45 (1981)
Tina Turner - Help (1984)

Position : 41 - 3 weeks
Danny Williams - The Miracle Of You (1961)

Position : 42 - 3 weeks
Shamen - Make It Mine (1990)
Singing Sheep - Baa Baa Black Sheep (1982)

Position : 43 - 3 weeks
A$AP Rocky featuring Skrillex - Wild For The Night (2013)

Position : 44 - 3 weeks
Hysterics - Jingle Bells (Laughing All The Way) (1981)

Position : 45 - 3 weeks
David Essex - Stay With Me Baby (1978)

Position : 46 - 3 weeks
Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon (1978)

Position : 47 - 3 weeks
Dickies - Silent Night (1978)

Position : 48 - 3 weeks
Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life (1977)
U2 - In God's Country (1987)

Position : 49 - 3 weeks
Hamilton Bohannon - Happy Feeling (1975)

Position : 50 - 3 weeks
Four Seasons - Workin' My Way Back To You (1966)

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Position : 53 - 3 weeks
Gary Moore - The Loner (1987)

Position : 56 - 3 weeks
Al Hudson - Music (1979)
Carol Hitchcock - Get Ready (1987)

Position : 57 - 3 weeks
Fall - Hit The North (1987)

Position : 58 - 3 weeks
Rocky Burnette - Tired Of Toein' The Line (1979)

Position : 61 - 3 weeks
Justin Bieber - Life Is Worth Living (2015)

Position : 62 - 3 weeks
Commodores - Just To Be Close To You (1978)

Position : 66 - 3 weeks
Barbra Streisand - Comin' In And Out Of Your Life (1982)

Position : 71 - 3 weeks
Hugh Jackman and The Greatest Showman Ensemble - From Now On (2018)

Position : 82 - 3 weeks
Adventures - One Step From Heaven (1988)

Position : 84 - 3 weeks
TIC - Popcorn '88 (1988)

Position : 85 - 4 weeks
Willie Finlayson - On The Air Tonight (1985)

Position : 90 - 3 weeks
Thomas Dolby - Dissidents (1984)


Last updated w/e 31/10/19


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Most non-consecutive runs at peak positions in the UK Singles Chart

Where 3 runs or more, where known. This list was very much an afterthought towards the end of compiling the ones above, so there may be lots of omissions.
(Year indicates first week at peak position)


Position : 1 - 4 runs
Baddiel and Skinner / Lightning Seeds - 3 Lions (1996)

Position : 2 - 4 runs
Frank Chacksfield - Terry's Theme (Theme From “Limelight”) (1953)

Position : 3 - 3 runs
Abba - Money, Money, Money (1976)
Jordin Sparks featuring Chris Brown - No Air (2008)

Position : 4 - 4 runs
Rihanna featuring Mikky Ekko - Stay (2012)

Position : 5 - 3 runs
CNCO & Little Mix - Reggaeton Lento (Remix) (2017)
Eminem - Not Afraid (2010)
En Vogue - Don’t Let Go (Love) (1997)

Position : 6 - 3 runs
Years and Years - If You’re Over Me (2018)

Position : 7 - 4 runs
Maroon 5 featuring Cardi B - Girls Like You (2018)

Position : 8 - 3 runs
XTM & DJ Chucky presents Annia - Fly On The Wings Of Love (2003)

Position : 9 - 4 runs
Freya Ridings - Lost Without You (2018)

Position : 11 - 3 runs
Jordin Sparks - Battlefield (2009)

Position : 14 - 3 runs
Jay-Z & Linkin Park - Numb / Encore (2004)

Position : 44 - 3 runs
Procol Harum - A Salty Dog (1969)


Last updated w/e 31/10/19


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I'll expand the posts above next week to cover the whole Top 100 where 3 weeks or more, but for now I've just updated them because...

In one of those statistical anomalies the chart throws up (see also having just one 8-week #1 between 1970-2017), in the 65-year history of the Top 20 no song has ever spent 3 or more weeks at a peak position of #18, consecutively or in total. For every other position in the Top 20 this has been done many times over and for every other position down to #29 this has happened at least once in the past, but not #18, despite many near misses in recent years. Well since my last update two songs appeared to have done it: first Freya Ridings - Castles, but that went on to re-peak at #16; and now Jorja Smith featuring Burna Boy - Be Honest, which this week spends its 4th week and 3rd consecutive at #18 which is its peak to date. Now let's be honest, it will probably move to a higher peak in the coming weeks (and it deserves to), but for a brief snapshot in time at least it has its own little place in chart history.
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As promised last week, the lists above now cover each peak position in the whole Top 100 where the record is 3 weeks or more.

As I expected, this once again does not apply to #18. At the same time, the record for #6 has been matched (for now...)
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