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TRIVIA: Longest Stay At Number One on The UK Singles Chart

So who has spent the longest at the top of the UK singles chart?

Ten plus weeks used to be a rarity, but more recently, a number of artists have taken the top spot for over two months! Let’s count them down…

10 weeks:
David Whitfield – “Cara Mia” in 1954
Whitney Houston – “I Will Always Love You” in 1992/93
Rihanna and Jay-Z – “Umbrella” in 2008

11 weeks:
Slim Whitman – “Rose Marie” in 1955
Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber – “Despacito” in 2017
Tones & I – “Dance Monkey” in 2019

14 weeks:
Queen – “Bohemian Rhapsody” in 1975/76 and 1991/92
Ed Sheeran – “Shape Of You” in 2017

15 weeks:
Wet Wet Wet – “Love Is All Around” in 1994
Drake, Wizkid and Kyla – “One Dance” in 2016

16 weeks:
Bryan Adams – “Everything I Do (I Do For You)” in 1991

17 weeks:
Frankie Laine – “I Believe” in 1953

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