Panic! At The Disco simply hate breaking records. The band have just broken a Billboard Hot 100 record with their Pray For The Wicked single ‘High Hopes.’

‘High Hopes’ is now the longest-leading number one single on the Adult Pop Songs chart of this decade. The track has firmly clung onto the top of the charts for fifteen weeks in a row, which is just nuts. The last track to achieve this feat was The Fray’s Singstar masterpiece ‘How To Save A Life’, back in 2006.

Watch: Panic! At The Disco – ‘High Hopes’

The longest No. 1 on in history is ‘Smooth’ by Santana and Rob Thomas, but you can’t really compete with the best song ever written.


‘High Hopes’ is now tied with The Fray for 7th spot of all time. Check out the list of long-leading number ones below. Warning, they’re all hits.

Longest-Leading Adult Pop Songs No. 1s
  1. 25 weeks, “Smooth,” Santana feat. Rob Thomas (1999)
  2. 23 weeks, “Wherever You Will Go,” The Calling (2001)
  3. 18 weeks, “Photograph,” Nickelback (2005)
  4. 18 weeks, “Unwell,” matchbox twenty (2003)
  5. 17 weeks, “Iris,” Goo Goo Dolls (1998)
  6. 16 weeks, “Complicated,” Avril Lavigne (2002)
  7. 15 weeks, “High Hopes,” Panic! at the Disco (2018)
  8. 15 weeks, “How to Save a Life,” The Fray (2006)
  9. 15 weeks, “Don’t Speak,” No Doubt (1996)

Last week, it was revealed that Panic! At The Disco broke thirteen personal records. The band’s second LP Pretty. Odd. received Platinum Certification, eleven years after it’s initial release.

The RIAA certified tracks “Crazy=Genius,” “House of Memories” and “Nicotine” gold, singles “Don’t Threaten Me with a Good Time,” “Hallelujah,” “L.A. Devotee” and “The Only Difference Between Suicide and Martyrdom is Press Coverage”platinum and “Death of a Bachelor” and “High Hopes” double platinum. Read more about it now.

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