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jimwatts
post Jun 30 2018, 01:32 PM
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Inspired by fchd’s list of most weeks (in total) at each position in the top 100 of the UK Singles Chart - see http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=154012 - here is a list I have compiled of the songs which have recorded the most consecutive weeks at each chart position. Amendments and additions gladly welcomed. I will endeavour to keep this updated at least twice a year.

Positions 1-40 (now hopefully) complete
Positions 41-50 complete up to w/e 31/12/83* and from w/e 3/1/09
Positions 51-100 added where 4 weeks or more, where known
(Year indicates first of consecutive weeks at position) ^ indicates a peak position


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

Position : 2 - 8 weeks
Johnnie Ray - Such A Night (1954)

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 - 5 weeks
Alvin Stardust - My Coo-Ca-Choo (1973)
Frank Chacksfield - Terry's Theme (Theme From “Limelight”) (1953)
Jackson 5 - I’ll Be There (1970)

Position : 6 - 4 weeks
Chainsmokers featuring Daya - Don’t Let Me Down (2016)
Nashville Teens - Tobacco Road (1964) ^

Position : 7 - 5 weeks
Lloyd Price - Stagger Lee (1959) ^
Paul Anka - Put Your Head On My Shoulder (1959) ^
Rudimental featuring John Newman - Feel The Love (2012)

Position : 8 - 4 weeks
Alison Moyet - All Cried Out (1984) ^
Gilbert O’Sullivan - Nothing Rhymed (1970) ^
Jimmy Boyd - I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (1953)
Katy B - Katy On A Mission (2010)

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

Position : 10 - 4 weeks
David Guetta featuring Nicki Minaj & Afrojack - Hey Mama (2015)
Doris Day & Frankie Laine - Sugarbush (1952)
Fleetwood Mac - The Green Manalishi (With The Two-Prong Crown) (1970) ^
Hermes House Band - Country Roads (2001)
Lee Lawrence - Crying In The Chapel (1953)
Sam Smith - I’m Not The Only One (2014)

Position : 11 - 4 weeks
Bryan Adams - Run To You (1985) ^
Kungs vs Cookin’ On 3 Burners - This Girl (2016)

Position : 12 - 4 weeks
Billie Anthony - This Ole House (1954)

Position : 13 - 3 weeks
Anne-Marie David - Wonderful Dream (1973) ^
Bill Haley and his Comets - Shake, Rattle And Roll (1954)
Brandy and Monica - The Boy Is Mine (1998)
Clock - Oh What A Night (1996) ^
Elton John - Circle Of Life (1994)
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) ^
Rudimental featuring Ed Sheeran - Lay It All On Me (2015)
Shawn Mendes - Treat You Better (2016)
Vince Hill - Look Around (1971)

Position : 14 - 3 weeks
Alma Cogan - I Can't Tell A Waltz From A Tango (1954)
Barry White - Never Never Gonna Give Ya Up (1974) ^
Billy Joel - Uptown Girl (1983)
Charlie Gracie - Fabulous (1957)
Chubby Checker - The Twist (1962)
Gladys Knight and the Pips - Help Me Make It Through The Night (1972)
Jeff Beck - Hi-Ho Silver Lining (1967) ^
Jim Reeves - Distant Drums (1966)
Joan Regan - If I Give My Heart To You (1954)
Johnny and the Hurricanes - Beatnik Fly (1960)
Karl Denver - Mexicali Rose (1961)
Kate Bush - Wow (1979) ^
Kursaal Flyers - Little Does She Know (1976) ^
Max Bygraves - Heart (1957) ^
Tinie Tempah featuring Zara Larsson - Girls Like (2016)
Train - Drive By (2012)
UK Mixmasters - The Bare Necessities Megamix (1991) ^

Position : 15 - 3 weeks
Bad Manners - Lip Up Fatty (1980) ^
Bay City Rollers - Money Honey (1975)
Blonde & Craig David - Nothing Like This (2016) ^
Chordettes - Born To Be With You (1956)
Craig David - Walking Away (2000)
David Guetta featuring Rihanna - Who’s That Chick (2011)
Dells - I Can Sing A Rainbow / Love Is Blue (1969) ^
Dua Lipa - Hotter Than Hell (2016) ^
EO - German (2018)
Malcolm Roberts - Love Is All (1969)
Owl City - Fireflies (2010)
Sigrid - Strangers (2018)

Position : 16 - 4 weeks
Feeling - Fill My Little World (2006)

Position : 17 - 3 weeks
Bob Marley and the Wailers - Three Little Birds (1980) ^
Chordettes - Mr Sandman (1954)
Eurythmics - Sex Crime (Nineteen Eighty Four) (1984)
Icehouse - Hey Little Girl (1983) ^
Jeff Beck - Hi-Ho Silver Lining (1972)
Jim Reeves - But You Love Me Daddy (1969)
Malcolm Vaughan with the Michael Sammes Singers - To Be Loved (1958)
Robert Earl - The Wonderful Secret Of Love (1959) ^
S.O.S. Band - The Finest (1986) ^
Years and Years - Eyes Shut (2016) ^

Position : 18 - 4 weeks
Vanessa Carlton - A Thousand Miles (2002)

Position : 19 - 3 weeks
Desmond Dekker and the Aces - 007 (1967)
Dickie Valentine - Mr Sandman (1954)
Eddie Floyd - Knock On Wood (1967) ^
Jimmy Ruffin - It's Wonderful (1970)
Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE. (2017)
Kissing The Pink - Last Film (1983) ^
Kool and the Gang - Straight Ahead (1983)
Lily Allen - The Fear (2009)
R.E.M. - Losing My Religion (1991) ^
Weeknd featuring Daft Punk - I Feel It Coming (2017)
Zac Efron & Zendaya - Rewrite The Stars (2018)

Position : 20 - 4 weeks
Usher featuring Pitbull - DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love (2010)

Position : 21 - 3 weeks
Bruno Mars - When I Was Your Man (2013)
Connie Francis - Who's Sorry Now (1958)
Hugh Jackman, Keala Settle, Zac Efron, Zendaya and The Greatest Showman Ensemble - The Greatest Show (2018)
Idina Menzel - Let It Go (2014)
Madonna - Beautiful Stranger (1999)
Matthews’ Southern Comfort - Woodstock (1970)
Perry Como - For The Good Times (1973)
Propaganda – Duel (1985) ^
Toploader - Dancing In The Moonlight (2001)
6ix9ine featuring Nicki Minaj & Murda Beatz - FEFE (2018)

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

Position : 23 - 3 weeks
Animals - Baby Let Me Take You Home (1964)
Big Shaq - Man’s Not Hot (2017)
Dave featuring MoStack - No Words (2017)
Eagles - Lyin’ Eyes (1975) ^
Hugh Jackman, Keala Settle, Zac Efron, Zendaya and The Greatest Showman Ensemble - The Greatest Show (2018)
Millican and Nesbitt - Vaya Con Dios (1973)
Skrillex & Diplo / Justin Bieber - Where Are U Now (2015)
Small Faces - Itchycoo Park (1975)

Position : 24 - 3 weeks
Bob Marley / Lvndscape / Boiler - Is This Love (Remix) (2016)
Cliff Richard - Lucky Lips (1963)
Guns 'N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine (1988)
Kygo featuring Parson James - Stole The Show (2015) ^
Mariah Carey featuring Miguel - #Beautiful (2013)
Mr. Acker Bilk - Gotta See Baby Tonight (1962) ^
Shane Fenton and the Fentones - I’m A Moody Guy (1961)
Vince Hill - Look Around (1971)

Position : 25 - 3 weeks
Connie Francis - Mama / Robot Man (1960)
Dorothy Squires - My Way (1970) ^
Frank Ifield - Angry At The Big Oak Tree (1964) ^
G.R.L. - Ugly Heart (2014)
Gilbert O'Sullivan - Clair (1972)
Johnny Nash - (What A) Wonderful World (1976) ^
Mr. Acker Bilk - That's My Home (1961)
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) ^
Perry Como - For The Good Times (1973)

Position : 30 - 4 weeks
David Cassidy - Daydreamer / Puppy Song (1973)

Position : 31 - 3 weeks
Johnny Tillotson - It Keeps Right On A Hurtin' (1962) ^
Anne Murray - Snowbird (1970)

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 - 3 weeks
Ed Sheeran - Shape Of You (2017)
Rihanna featuring Drake - Work (2016)
Roger Miller - King Of The Road (1965)

Position : 36 - 3 weeks
Calum Scott - Dancing On My Own (2016)
Matt Monro - From Russia With Love (1964)

Position : 37 - 3 weeks
Betty Everett - It’s In His Kiss (1968)
Des O’Connor - The Tip Of My Fingers (1970)
Hailee Steinfeld - Most Girls (2017)
Marvin Gaye - (Sexual) Healing (1982)
Mr Probz - Waves (2014)
Mumford & Sons - The Cave (2010)
Zoe - Lightning (1991) ^

Position : 38 - 3 weeks
Anastacia - Paid My Dues (2001)
Drake featuring Wizkid & Kyla - One Dance (2017)
Sammy Masters - Rocking Red Wing (1960)
Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK (1976)

Position : 39 - 3 weeks
Cliff Richard - Take Me High (1973)

Position : 40 - 3 weeks
Carpenters - Goodbye To Love (1972)
Holly and the Ivys - Christmas On 45 (1981) ^
Jessie J featuring B.o.B - Price Tag (2011)
Olly Murs / Louisa Johnson - Unpredictable (2017)
Perry Como - Walk Right Back (1973)
Tina Turner - Help (1984) ^

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Position : 41 - 4 weeks
Judge Dread - Big Six (1972)

Position : 42 - 3 weeks
Big Pink - Dominos (2009)
Elton John - Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (1973)
Makadopoulos and his Greek Serenaders - Never On Sunday (1960)
Pipes and Drums and the Military Band of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guard - Amazing Grace (1972)
Shakatak - Easier Said Than Done (1981)
Singing Sheep - Baa Baa Black Sheep (1982) ^

Position : 43 - 3 weeks
A$AP Rocky featuring Skrillex - Wild For The Night (2013) ^
Bob Marley / Lvndscape / Boiler - Is This Love (Remix) (2016)
Frankie Vaughan - Hercules (1962)
Jackson 5 - Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (1972)
Wink Martindale - Deck Of Cards (1973)

Position : 44 - 4 weeks
Sensational Alex Harvey Band - Gamblin' Bar Room Blues (1975)

Position : 45 - 4 weeks
Suzi Quatro - Daytona Demon (1973)

Position : 46 - 3 weeks
Andy Williams - Solitaire (1973)
Donny Osmond - Puppy Love (1972)
Fleetwood Mac - Rhiannon (1978) ^
Matt Monro - Softly As I Leave You (1962)

Position : 47 - 4 weeks
Kenny Williams - (You're) Fabulous Babe (1977)

Position : 48 - 3 weeks
Debby Boone - You Light Up My Life (1977) ^
Dennisons - Be My Girl (1963)
Elvis Presley - Raised On Rock (1973)
Vicky Leandros - The Love In Your Eyes (1972)

Position : 49 - 3 weeks
Hamilton Bohannon - Happy Feeling (1975) ^
Judy Collins - Amazing Grace (1972)
London String Chorale - Galloping Home (1973)
Village People - San Francisco (1977)

Position : 50 - 3 weeks
Buddy Holly - Love's Made A Fool Of You (1964)
Eric Clapton - Lay Down Sally (1977)
Four Seasons - Workin' My Way Back To You (1966) ^
Hot Butter - Popcorn (1972)
Lil Uzi Vert - XO Tour Llif3 (2017)
Michael Ward - Let There Be Peace On Earth (Let It Begin With Me) (1973)
Mike Perry featuring Shy Martin - The Ocean (2016)

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Position : 70 - 4 weeks
Tove Lo featuring Hippie Sabotage - Stay High (2014)

Position : 83 - 5 weeks
Take That - Rule The World (2008)

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

Position : 88 - 4 weeks
Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony (1997)


Last updated for w/e 3/1/19

*Up until 1983, the last chart of the year would usually be a repeat of the chart from the week before, rather than being freshly compiled from that week’s sales, with the effect that every song in the chart would be a non-mover. Many of the long running non-movers in the top 50 have stemmed from these situations. Seemingly, in both 1972 and 1973, there was an additional week where positions 41-50 were held over from the previous week’s chart, meaning that the same song was at each position 41-50 for at least 3 consecutive weeks. (Similarly, in 1954, the whole top 20 was apparently repeated into a third week).


This post has been edited by jimwatts: Apr 7 2019, 03:47 PM
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post Jun 30 2018, 02:31 PM
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Thanks for doing this!
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post Jul 6 2018, 06:42 PM
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QUOTE(Suedehead2 @ Jun 30 2018, 03:31 PM) *
Thanks for doing this!


You're welcome, I enjoyed compiling it smile.gif
It was neat timing that after several months of doing so, the week I posted it there was a new addition to the top 5 for the first time since 1991! As expected though, Anne-Marie's '2002' hasn't managed an unprecedented 6th consecutive week at #3, so I've removed the footnote against it and, unless anything extraordinary happens beforehand, I'll update the list again shortly after Christmas.
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post Dec 23 2018, 11:09 AM
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500 views - whoop whoop! And only about 5 of them were me smile.gif Merry Christmas to all viewers, especially to anyone who keeps coming back to this page.

I’ve updated to add the two new additions for the last 6 months of 2018 (it's impossible for there to be any next week), and also to add positions 41-50 from the introduction of the Top 50 in 1960 up until the end of 1982 (after which the chart became a Top 100). In preparing the latter, I spotted several omissions across the 1960s and 1970s from my original post for some of the Top 40 positions (including one at each of positions 5 and 6, oops) which I’ve added to this update. Despite missing these first time around, none of the longest stays I originally posted at any position have been broken as a result, though we can now see a whopping 17 songs tied on 3 consecutive weeks at number 14, for example.

I will aim to complete the infill of positions 41-50 between 1983 and 2009 and then expand this post to cover the whole top 100 by the end of 2019. In the meantime, any further additions or amendments are gladly welcomed as mentioned above.
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post Dec 23 2018, 01:48 PM
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An interesting read - didn't Jona Lewie peaked at 2 overall?

Interesting that Jimmy Boyd was at 8 for that long and in that 1953 chart there were 3 versions of I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus in the chart - others by The Beverley Sisters & Billy Cotton!
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post Dec 29 2018, 06:48 AM
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^ Yes in the 1950s it was common for there to be multiple versions of the same song by different artists in the chart simultaneously - that's one thing I learnt when compiling this!

Stop The Cavalry definitely peaked at #3. However I have made one final tweak to the list this year, as of yesterday the Jackson 5's version of SCICTT no longer peaked at #43!
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Yeh certain song writers mainly Gene Auty wrote a lot of Xmas songs that would become staples between 1930-50 and passed them into different artists including Frank Sinatra, Bing, Nat!
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Interesting list, thanks for this! biggrin.gif

Would it be possible to add a * (or something like that) to denote which ones peaked at that position?
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QUOTE(Tawdry Hepburn @ Dec 29 2018, 12:46 PM) *
Interesting list, thanks for this! biggrin.gif

Would it be possible to add a * (or something like that) to denote which ones peaked at that position?

You're welcome, songs at their peak position are marked with a ^
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QUOTE(jimwatts @ Dec 29 2018, 01:06 PM) *
You're welcome, songs at their peak position are marked with a ^


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