Uptown Funk stays on top in unchanged Top Five
Mark Ronson has scored a tenth week at No 1 in the US, with his Bruno Mars collaboration Uptown Funk selling 210,000 to remain on top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart.
The top five remains unchanged, with Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran at No 2, followed by Maroon 5, Ellie Goulding and Rihanna. The only climbers in the Top 10 are The Weekend, up two to No 7 with Earned It, and Pitbull and Ne-Yo’s duet Time Of Our Lives, up one to No 9.
Uptown Funk is the first single since Pharrell Williams’ Happy to stay at No 1 in the US for 10 weeks. It’s the 29th single to stay No 1 for such a long spell since the US charts began in 1958. The record is held by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men’s 1995 single One Sweet Day, which was No 1 for 16 weeks.
Thinking Out Loud has been No 2 for eight weeks, but Work It by Missy Elliott was No 2 for 10 weeks behind Eminem’s Lose Yourself in 2002.
By comparison, the longest spell at No 1 in the UK is held by Bryan Adams’ Everything I Do (I Do It For You), which stayed on top for 16 weeks in 1991.