'Uptown Funk' has been in the Billboard Hot 100 singles Top 5 for 25 weeks
Mark Ronson‘s ‘Uptown Funk’ has equalled the record for longest stay in the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart Top 5 by extending its stint to 25 weeks.
The track, which won Ronson the Brit Award for British Single of the Year, has now matched the achievement of LeAnn Rimes. The country singer’s 1997 track ‘How Do I Live’ is the only other single in the US chart’s 55-year history to have enjoyed a stay in the Top 5 for that length of time.
‘Uptown Funk’ previously logged 14 weeks at Number One, tying with six other songs as the second-longest leading US chart-topper ever.
This period of prolonged success for the track has also seen a change made to its credits. In April, the writers of The Gap Band’s 1979 number ‘Oops Up Side Your Head’ were added as co-writers. How they came to be credited has not been revealed, though there does, at least on a surface level, appear to be similarities between the two funk-infused tracks
Ronson is due to perform at V Festival in August, joining the likes of Kasabian, Calvin Harris, Stereophonics, Chvrches, Ellie Goulding, George Ezra, The Kooks and James Bay.