TRIVIA: Longest Note Held in a Chart Hit

The longest note held in a UK Top 40 hit.

by Christopher Smith

The longest note known to of been held on a UK chart hit belongs to a-ha‘s Morton Harket on their 2000 single “Summer Moved On”. It lasts for 20.2 seconds.

Runner up is, hardly surprising, Bill Withers for the long “daaaaaaaaaaay”, sung in ‘E’, on his 1978/88 hit “Lovely Day”, which lasts for 18.1 seconds.

Third place is Donna Summer, who made it to 16 seconds on her 1979 hit “Dim All The Lights”.

We get hundreds of emails per day and some slip through the net. Submit your songs to us via SubmitHub, MusoSoup or MySphera to be guaranteed a listen.

Boost your streams, discover new fans and increase sales with the Indie Spotify Bible.

Looking for the perfect gift for a music lover like you – check out My First Record for a poptastic present!