Post Malone Makes Chart History

19 September 2019
Post Malone continues piling up 'em milestones

This week, Post Malone owns the Billboard 200 with his new No. 1 album Hollywood’s Bleeding and he dominates the Hot 100’s highest tier with four simultaneous top 10 smashes. One of those four is brand new to the ranking, two have already spent some time inside the region, and another returns to the area after a short time away, and that song matches one of the most impressive chart records in Billboard history.

Post Malone and Swae Lee’s “Sunflower” is up to No. 10 this frame, earning yet another stay inside the uppermost region. This week is the thirty-third inside the top 10 for the collaborative track that was originally featured in the animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, which means it has matched the record for the most stays between Nos. 1 and 10.

Three songs have now lived inside the top 10 on the Hot 100 for 33 weeks, and none have been able to hold on for any longer...at least so far. The first song to reach 33 frames in the area was Ed Sheeran’s “Shape of You,” which did so in 2017. Between 2018 and 2019, Maroon 5 and Cardi B’s “Girls Like You” matched that historic run, and now Malone and Swae Lee’s “Sunflower” has as well.

With another week in the top 10 to its credit, “Sunflower” breaks out of a tie for second place with three tracks that stopped at 32 frames in the tier: LeAnn Rimes’ “How Do I Live,” The Chainsmokers and Halsey’s “Closer” and Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode.”

Since “Sunflower” had already fallen outside the top 10 until a surge in streams and purchases (due to the release of Hollywood’s Bleeding) returned it to No. 10, it’s unlikely the track earns a thirty-fourth stay. If it did, the Malone/Lee former No. 1 hit will become the song with the most weeks inside the top 10 in history...but it looks like it will settle for tying for first instead of owning that record outright.