Most weeks on chart for a number two hit

There have been 32 songs, which have spent 40 or more weeks on the chart listing. Some are perennial favourites which return to the chart every year so all weeks have been added together. Here’s the list…

Artist  Title Original peak position year Total weeks on chart
Ray Parker Jr. Ghostbusters 1984 40
Oasis Wonderwall 1995 40
Mark Ronson feat Amy Winehouse Valerie 2007 40
Rizzle Kicks Mama Do the Hump 2012 40
Calvin Harris + Disciples How Deep Is Your Love 2015 40
Chainsmokers feat Daya Don’t Let Me Down 2016 40
Gorillaz Feel Good Inc 2005 41
Nicki Minaj Starships 2012 41
Ed Sheeran Castle on the Hill 2017 41
French Montana feat Swae Lee Unforgettable 2017 42
Free All Right Now 1970 44
The Script The Man Who Can’t Be Moved 2008 44
Calum Scott Dancing On My Own 2016 45
Eminem feat Rihanna Love the Way You Lie 2010 48
Nickelback Rockstar 2008 50
Kanye West feat Jamie Foxx Gold Digger 2005 52
Maroon 5 feat Christina Aguilera Moves like Jagger 2011 52
Passenger Let Her Go 2013 54
Sia Cheap Thrills 2016 54
Acker Bilk Stranger on The Shore 1962 55
Flo Rida feat T-Pain Low 2008 55
Justin Timberlake Can’t Stop the Feeling 2016 55
Adele Rolling In the Deep 2011 56
Major Lazer X DJ Snake feat Mo Lean On 2015 59
Hozier Take Me to Church 2015 66
Mariah Carey All I Want For Christmas Is You 1994 70
Bastille Pompeii 2013 73
Wham! Last Christmas/Everything She Wants 1984 75
Take That Rule the World 2007 75
John Legend All of Me 2014 75
Kings Of Leon Use Somebody 2008 78
Pogues feat Kirsty Maccoll Fairytale of New York 1987 84
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