LOS ANGELES, Nov 23 (Reuters) – The Weeknd’s hit single “Blinding Lights” has ousted Chubby Checkers Sixties hit “The Twist” because the all-time No. 1 tune on the Billboard single charts.
Billboard stated on Tuesday that the Canadian artist’s single had spent 90 weeks on its Sizzling 100 chart. It was additionally a high 5 hit for 43 weeks and a high 10 hit for 57 weeks.
Billboard stated the lengthy chart run had earned “Blinding Lights” the title of No. 1 tune on its Biggest Songs of All Time Sizzling 100 Chart.
Checker’s “The Twist,” which launched a brand new dance craze, was awarded the title in 2008 after separate chart runs in 1960 and once more in 1962. The choice is reached by factoring in complete weeks on the chart in addition to actual chart positions.
The American singer’s web site has for years highlighted the honour of “The Twist” being the No.1 tune of all time. Checker, now 80, nonetheless performs round america.
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Reporting by Jill Serjeant;
Enhancing by Sandra Maler