List of singles which have spent the most weeks on the UK Singles Chart

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The following is a list of all the singles that have charted for more than 40 weeks in total on the UK Singles Chart. To be eligible the single has had to be the original version whether it be by re-entry or re-issue. Re-mixes do not count except under certain circumstances.

Original year Artist Song Peak position Weeks
1969 Sinatra, FrankFrank Sinatra "My Way" 5 124[1]
2006 Snow Patrol "Chasing Cars"[2] 6 111
2008 Kings of Leon "Sex on Fire" 1 90[3]
2009 Black Eyed Peas, TheThe Black Eyed Peas "I Gotta Feeling"[4] 1 78
2007 Take That "Rule the World" 2 75[5]
2008 Kings of Leon "Use Somebody" 2 71[3]
2012 Jason Mraz "I Won't Give Up" 11 70
1970 Collins, JudyJudy Collins "Amazing Grace"[6] 5 67
2009 Lady Gaga "Poker Face" 1 66[7]
2011 Adele "Someone Like You" 1 65[8]
1982 Journey "Don't Stop Believin'"[9] 6 63
2008 Mraz, JasonJason Mraz "I'm Yours"[10] 11 60
1983 Frankie Goes to Hollywood "Relax" 1 59[11]
2006 Winehouse, AmyAmy Winehouse "Rehab"[12] 7 59
2011 LMFAO (featuring Lauren Bennett & Goonrock) "Party Rock Anthem" 1 59
1987 Pogues, TheThe Pogues / Kirsty MacColl "Fairytale of New York"[13] 2 58
1955 Bill Haley and his Comets "Rock Around The Clock"[14] 1 57
2010 Tinie Tempah "Pass Out"[15] 1 57
1967 Engelbert Humperdinck "Release Me"[16] 1 57
1973 Slade "Merry Xmas Everybody"[17] 1 57
2011 Adele "Rolling In The Deep" 2 56[8]
1961 Bilk, AckerAcker Bilk "Stranger On The Shore"[18] 2 55
2008 Flo Rida featuring T-Pain "Low"[19] 2 55
2008 Adele "Make You Feel My Love" 4 55[8]
1983 New Order "Blue Monday"[20] 3 54
2011 J, JessieJessie J featuring B.o.B. "Price Tag" 1 54
1995 Faithless "Insomnia"[21] 3 53
2012 Gotye (featuring Kimbra) "Somebody That I Used to Know" 1 53
2013 Of Monsters And Men "Little Talks" 12 53
2011 Maroon 5 featuring Christina Aguilera "Moves Like Jagger" 2 52
1994 Oasis "Whatever" 3 51[22]
2007 Rihanna featuring Jay-Z "Umbrella" 1 51[23]
2007 Fray, TheThe Fray "How To Save A Life"[24] 4 51
2007 Nickelback "Rockstar"[25] 2 50
1984 Wham! "Last Christmas" 2 50[26]
2011 One Direction "What Makes You Beautiful" 1 50
2011 Guetta, DavidDavid Guetta featuring Sia "Titanium" 1 50
2011 LMFAO "Sexy And I Know It" 1 49
2011 Rihanna and Calvin Harris "We Found Love" 1 49[27]
2011 Adele "Set Fire To The Rain" 11 48
2010 Perry, KatyKaty Perry "Firework" 3 48[28]
2012 Jepsen, Carly RaeCarly Rae Jepsen "Call Me Maybe" 1 48
2010 Eminem featuring Rihanna "Love the Way You Lie" 2 48[29]
2011 Coldplay "Paradise" 1 48
1964 Reeves, JimJim Reeves "I Love You Because"[30] 5 47
2009 Lady Gaga "Bad Romance" 1 47[7]
2008 Coldplay "Viva La Vida" 1 47[31]
2005 West, KanyeKanye West featuring Jamie Foxx "Gold Digger"[32] 2 47
2011 Perri, ChristinaChristina Perri "Jar of Hearts" 4 46
1983 Grandmaster Melle Mel "White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)"[33] 7 46
2010 Mars, BrunoBruno Mars "Just The Way You Are"[34] 1 46
1975 Lennon, JohnJohn Lennon "Imagine"[35] 1 45
2011 Sheeran, EdEd Sheeran "The A Team" 3 45
2009 Florence & the Machine "You've Got The Love" 5 45
2008 Knowles, BeyoncéBeyoncé Knowles "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)" 7 45[36]
2012 Jay-Z and Kanye West "Niggas in Paris" 10 45
1961 Checker, ChubbyChubby Checker "Let's Twist Again"[37] 2 44
1981 Soft Cell "Tainted Love"[38] 1 44
2008 Duffy "Mercy"[39] 1 44
1970 Free "All Right Now" 2 44
2005 Jay-Z / Linkin Park "Numb/Encore"[40] 14 43
2008 Script, TheThe Script "The Man Who Can't Be Moved" 2 43
1984 Band Aid "Do They Know It's Christmas?" 1 43
2007 Take That "Shine" 1 42[5]
2007 Timbaland featuring OneRepublic "Apologize"[41] 3 42
2008 Lady Gaga featuring Colby O'Donis "Just Dance" 1 42[7]
1994 Carey, MariahMariah Carey "All I Want For Christmas Is You" 2 42
1973 Wizzard "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day" 4 42
1971 Christie, TonyTony Christie "(Is This The Way To) Amarillo?" 1 41
2007 Scouting For Girls "She's So Lovely"[42] 7 41
2010 Rihanna "Only Girl (In The World)" 1 41
2009 Keys, AliciaAlicia Keys "Empire State of Mind (Part II) Broken Down"[43] 4 41
1959 Martindale, WinkWink Martindale "Deck of Cards" 5 41
2012 Minaj, NickiNicki Minaj "Starships" 2 41
2012 fun. featuring Janelle Monae "We Are Young 1 41
1961 Stewart, AndyAndy Stewart "A Scottish Soldier"[44] 19 40
1973 Dawn featuring Tony Orlando "Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree"[45] 1 40
1978 Boney M "Rivers Of Babylon" / "Brown Girl in the Ring"[46] 1 40
2005 Blunt, JamesJames Blunt "You're Beautiful"[47] 1 40
2006 Mika "Grace Kelly"[48] 1 40
2006 Take That "Patience" 1 40[5]
2007 Ronson, MarkMark Ronson / Amy Winehouse "Valerie"[49] 2 40
2010 Lady Gaga featuring Beyoncé Knowles "Telephone" 1 40[7]
2005 Bodyrockers "I Like the Way" 3 40
  • New Order's 'Blue Monday' includes the remixed version of the original, which was finally made available on 45 for the first time in 1988[50] with almost the same catalogue number; sales for this shorter version and the original were combined when calculating its chart position. The second remix, from 1995,[51] charted for 4 weeks but is excluded from this list.
  • In addition to Slade's 50-week chart count for 'Merry Xmas Everybody', they also had two remixes of the single not counted in the above list because they were re-recorded with other artists. The first, from 1980, was credited to Slade and the Reading Choir; the second, from 1998, was credited to Slade vs Flush.[52]
  • Grandmaster Melle Mel's 'White Lines (Don't Don't Do It)' was remixed in 1994[53] as 'White Lines (Don't Do It)' and charted for an additional 3 weeks. It was also re-recorded in 1995[54] by Duran Duran featuring Melle Mel and Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five and charted for another 5 weeks. These are not counted in the above list.
  • It is also worth mentioning Three Lions, recorded by Baddiel and Skinner and The Lightning Seeds, which isn't thus far eligible for the above list for either version but has clocked up an impressive 46 weeks[55] on the UK Singles Chart Top 75 under the guise of Three Lions and Three Lions '98. It was originally released in 1996 as 'Three Lions'; subsequently released in 1998 and re-issued in 2002 as 'Three Lions '98'; then re-issued in 2006 as 'Three Lions/Three Lions '98' as a dualdisc. In 2010, 'Three Lions' charted once again due to downloads. It was also released in 2010[56] by The Squad, aptly called "Three Lions 2010"; this version tallied up a further 5 weeks in addition to the 46 weeks.

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