Marshmello & Bastille’s ‘Happier’ Hits 50 Weeks at No. 1 on Hot Dance/Electronic Songs Chart


Plus, moves for Lizzo, Post Malone & Billy Porter.

Marshmello and Bastille bask in a landmark, and record-extending, 50th week at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Dance/Electronic Songs chart (dated Sept. 7) with "Happier." The track first led the list dated Sept. 29, 2018, and has reigned each week since.

"Happier" further pads its lead for the most weeks at No. 1 since the chart's January 2013 inception. It eclipsed the previous mark, held by Zedd, Maren Morris and Grey's "The Middle" (33 weeks at No. 1 in 2018), in May.

Expanding to all of Billboard's genre songs charts that are, since October 2012, based on streaming, radio airplay and sales data (like the all-genre Billboard Hot 100), "Happier" is also in elite company, as it's just the fifth song to reach 50 weeks on top. Here's a look at the longest-leading No. 1s on the surveys:

61 weeks, "Oceans (Where Feet May Fail)," Hillsong UNITED, 2013-16, Hot Christian Songs
58 weeks, "You Say," Lauren Daigle, 2018-19, Hot Christian Songs
56 weeks, "Despacito," Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee feat. Justin Bieber, 2017-18, Hot Latin Songs
50 weeks, "Happier," Marshmello & Bastille, 2018-19, Hot Dance/Electronic Songs
50 weeks, "Meant to Be," Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line, 2017-18, Hot Country Songs

Notably, Daigle's "You Say" remains at No. 1 on Hot Christian Songs, just as "Happier" continues atop Hot Dance/Electronic Songs.

As for the Hot 100, Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" recently wrapped its record 19-week run at No. 1.

100% No. 1: Meanwhile, the Hot 100's new leader, Lizzo's "Truth Hurts," likewise takes over atop the Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart (3-1). Her first No. 1 on both charts was remixed by CID and Barry Harris, among others. It's Lizzo's second Dance/Mix Show Airplay entry, after "Juice," which reached No. 26 in May. (The Dance/Mix Show Airplay chart measures radio airplay on a select group of full-time dance stations, along with plays during mix shows on nearly 80 top 40-formatted reporters.)

Additionally on Dance/Mix Show Airplay, Post Malone motors 21-7 with "Goodbyes," featuring Young Thug. The song is Post Malone's eighth top 10 on the chart and Young Thug's second.

PORTER'S FIRST CLUB LEADER: On Dance Club Songs, Billy Porter scores his first No. 1 with "Love Yourself" (3-1). The Tony Award-winning actor and singer's previous chart action came a decade ago, as featured on Matt Zarley's "While You See a Chance" (No. 28, August 2009). "Love" was remixed by Ralphi Rosario, Michael Grey and Barry Harris, among others.

"'Love Yourself,' the original version, was written and produced by the talented transgender artist D. Smith," Porter tells Billboard. "I wanted a song to release in time for World Pride and then all these great remixes started coming in, and here we are at No. 1. My thanks and gratitude to all the DJs and clubs who are supporting me."