No matter what comes up behind to challenge him for the throne, Panic! at the Disco’s “High Hopes” continues to prove just how massively popular it is week after week, and as it did this time last time, the track has once again made history.
This week marks 28 laps at the top of the Top Rock Songs, the genre-specific list of the most popular rock songs in the United States “High Hopes” now claims the third place at No. 1 of the important chart, although it is a title he won last time.
Last week, when “High Hopes” reigned for its twenty-seventh stint, it tied with Walk The Moon’s “Shut Up and Dance” for the third most laps at No. 1, although it has now beaten that eye-catching cup and moved forward once again. “Shut Up and Dance,” which helped make Walk The Moon a rock band to watch, is now dropping down the chart, becoming the song with the fourth most spins at the top.
28 weeks in charge is insanely impressive on any chart (and totally unheard of on the all-genre Hot 100), and if “High Hopes” gives way next time around, it will forever be in the history books… although at this point, it doesn’t look like he will quit. Panic! at the Disco are currently competing with themselves for the highest possible position, as their even more recent single “Hey Look Ma, I Made It” is once again stable in the second spot. It looks like that will take over once “High Hopes” finally drops…although it’s unclear when that will actually happen.
Next week, if (or when, more likely) “High Hopes” garners a twenty-ninth stint at No. 1 on the Top Rock Songs chart, it will tie Imagine Dragons’ “Believer” for second most frames. at the top of the count. The record for the most laps at No. 1 in the standings is still held by Twenty One Pilots’ “Heathens”, which has already racked up 30 such successes. At this point, it seems likely that Panic! at the Disco may match this incredible feat, and it’s even possible that the band could end up setting a new high on the chart, as the song barely slows down in all relevant bars.