Dua Lipa's 'New Rules' Ties Record for Longest Run on Pop Songs Chart: 41 Weeks (We Counted 'Em)


The song matches the stay Edwin McCain’s “I’ll Be” 20 years ago.

Dua Lipa's “New Rules” ties the record for the most weeks spent on Billboard's Pop Songs radio airplay chart, as it logs its 41st frame on the ranking (dated June 16).

The single, which topped Pop Songs for four weeks in February, matches the run Edwin McCain's No. 10-peaking ballad “I'll Be” in 1998.

Rounding out the five longest-charting Pop Songs hits are three that each totaled 39 weeks: Goo Goo Dolls' “Slide” and “Iris” (both in 1998-99) and Real McCoy's “Another Night” (1994-95; the No. 1 song the chart's first 25 years).

The Pop Songs survey measures total weekly plays, as tabulated by Nielsen Music, among its reporting panel 158 mainstream top 40 stations.

Lipa additionally joins Iggy Azalea (in 2014) as the only women to chart three songs simultaneously in the Pop Songs chart's top 15: Along with “Rules” at No. 13, “One Kiss,” with Calvin Harris, and her own “IDGAF” each rise a notch, to new highs Nos. 14 and 15, respectively.

“Dua Lipa has developed into quite the pop radio force,” says WBBM-FM (B96) Chicago assistant program director/music director Erik Bradley; the station leads all Pop Songs reporters with over 3,500 plays “Rules” to date. The track “just will not go away,” he muses. “It's consistently top five in all our key research demos.

“It's the kind song that pop radio needs to continue to thrive: great vocal, strong lyric, good tempo … the recipe for a classic pop song.”