Glass Animals hit "Heat Waves" has been on the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 59 long weeks, but they finally hit No. 1 this week and set a record for the longest climb to the top of the rankings.
The song first debuted in 2020 and showed up on the Hot 100 chart during the week of January 16th, 2021. It soon started went to radio and went viral on TikTok.
"Heat Waves" is only the 23rd song ever, out of 30,000 or so archived, to spend 59 weeks on the chart at all.
Before Glass Animals took the title for longest ascent, Mariah Carey held that record, with her "All I Want for Christmas Is You" taking 35 weeks to get to the top.
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