‘It’s a tough feat to be Number One for one week, let alone 15,’ says Marti Pellow
Wet Wet Wet have congratulated Drake for equaling their 22-year-old record of spending 15 weeks at Number One.
Drake’s hit ‘One Dance’ today notched up its 15th week on top, matching the spell Scottish band Wet Wet Wet spent at No 1 in 1994 with ‘Love Is All Around’.
Singer Marti Pellow told NME: “The way music is consumed today is very different to 20-odd years ago, so it’s difficult to equate the two records. Congratulations to Drake and his team though, for a job well done.”
The all-time record for most consecutive weeks at Number One is held by Bryan Adams, who had 16 weeks on top in 1991 with ‘(Everything I Do) I Do It For You’.
Wet Wet Wet deleted their single from sale after their cover of The Troggs’ 1967 song spent 15 weeks on top, to ensure it didn’t match Adams’ record.
Pellow said: “It’s a tough feat for anyone to remain at No 1 for one week, let alone 15, so credit where it’s due. Drake is now in great company. Just remember that, with Drake and Bryan Adams being Canadian, we still hold the record for a British band, for now.”
Wet Wet Wet play Concerts By The Lake festival on July 29 and Scarborough Open Air Theatre the day after.
See below for our video asking whether ‘One Dance’ deserves to match Bryan Adams and Wet Wet Wet’s records.