Grammys Fate of Songs With Most Weeks on Hot 100

Billboard Music

Six of these monster hits won Grammys for record and/or song of the year: Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep,” Lady A’s “Need You Now,” Gotye featuring Kimbra’s “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud,” Santana featuring Rob Thomas’ “Smooth” and Kings of Leon’s “Use Somebody.”

But 10 others — including, in addition to “Blinding Lights,” Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” (maybe they have an aversion to lights?), OneRepublic’s “Counting Stars,” AWOLNATION’s “Sail” and Gabby Barrett’s “I Hope” — weren’t nominated in any categories.

Here are the 28 singles with the most weeks on the Hot 100, together with the Grammy nominations and awards that the single (and/or the album that contained it) were granted by Grammy voters. We’re not showing nominations or awards that other tracks by the artists may have received.

1. “Blinding Lights,” The Weeknd: 88 weeks; no nominations

2. “Radioactive,” Imagine Dragons: 87 weeks; Grammy for best rock performance; nomination for record of the year (2013)

3. “Sail,” AWOLNATION: 79 weeks; no nominations

4. “I’m Yours,” Jason Mraz: 76 weeks; nominations for song of the year and best male pop vocal performance (2008)

5. “How Do I Live,” LeAnn Rimes: 69 weeks; nominations for best female country vocal performance, song of the year and best song written specifically for a motion picture or for television (1997). Diane Warren received the two songwriting nods.

6. “Counting Stars,” OneRepublic: 68 weeks; no nominations

6. “Party Rock Anthem,” LMFAO feat. Lauren Bennett & GoonRock: 68 weeks; no nominations

8. “Rolling in the Deep,” Adele: 65 weeks; Grammys for record of the year, song of the year and best short form music video (2011). Adele shared the song of the year award with Paul Epworth. 21, the album that spawned the smash, won for album of the year and best pop vocal album.

8. “You Were Meant for Me”https://www.billboard.com/”Foolish Games,” Jewel: 65 weeks; nomination for best female pop vocal performance (1997, for “Foolish Games”)

10. “Before He Cheats,” Carrie Underwood: 64 weeks; Grammys for best female country vocal performance and best country song; nomination for song of the year (2007). Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins received the two songwriting nods.

11. “I Hope,” Gabby Barrett: 62 weeks; no nominations

11. “Ho Hey,” The Lumineers: 62 weeks; no nominations for the song, but the group was nominated for best new artist and its eponymous debut album was nominated for best Americana album (2012)

11. “You and Me,” Lifehouse: 62 weeks; no nominations

14. “Circles,” Post Malone: 61 weeks; nominations for record, song and album of the year (for Hollywood’s Bleeding, which contained the smash). Posty shared the song of the year nod with Louis Bell, Adam Feeney, Kaan Gunesberk and Billy Walsh.

14. “Demons,” Imagine Dragons: 61 weeks; no nominations

16. “Need You Now,” Lady A: 60 weeks; Grammys for record and song of the year, best country song, best country performance by a duo or group with vocals and best country album for the album of the same name. Need You Now was also nominated for album of the year. The trio, then called Lady Antebellum, shared the two songwriting awards with Josh Kear, who also co-wrote the aforementioned “Before He Cheats.”

16. “Macarena” (Bayside Boys Mix),” Los Del Rio: 60 weeks; no nominations

18. “Shape of You,” Ed Sheeran: 59 weeks; Grammys for best pop solo performance and best pop vocal album for the album that spawned it, ÷ (Divide) (2017).

18. “All of Me,” John Legend: 59 weeks; the romantic ballad was released too late in the previous eligibility year to make much of an impact, but a live version was eligible in 2014 and was nominated for best pop solo performance. The album that spawned the smash, Love in the Future, was nominated the previous year for best R&B album.

18. “Somebody That I Used to Know,” Gotye featuring Kimbra: 59 weeks; Grammys for record of the year, best pop duo/group performance and best alternative music album for the album that spawned the smash — Gotye’s Making Mirrors.

21. “Thinking Out Loud,” Ed Sheeran: 58 weeks; Grammys for song of the year and best pop solo performance (2015). Nomination for record of the year. × (multiply), which spawned the smash, was nominated for album of the year and best pop vocal album the previous year.

21. “How to Save a Life,” The Fray: 58 weeks; nomination for best rock performance by a duo or group with vocal (2006).

21. “Smooth,” Santana featuring Rob Thomas: 58 weeks. Grammys for record of the year, song of the year and best pop collaboration with vocals. Thomas shared the songwriting award with Itaal Shur. Supernatural, the album that contained the smash, won album of the year and best rock album.

24. “Perfect,” Ed Sheeran: 57 weeks; ÷ (Divide), the album that contained the smash ballad, won for best pop vocal album (2017).

24. “Dark Horse,” Katy Perry featuring Juicy J: 57 weeks; nominations for best pop duo/group performance and best pop vocal album for Prism, which spawned it (2014).

24. “Lights,” Ellie Goulding: 57 weeks; no nominations

24. “Use Somebody,” Kings of Leon: 57 weeks; Grammys for record of the year, best rock performance by a duo or group with vocals and best rock song (2009).  Nomination for song of the year. Only By the Night, the album that contained the smash, was nominated for best rock album the previous year.

24. “Higher,” Creed: 57 weeks; no nominations


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