Arts and Entertainment

Record Breakers!

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Issue 16, Volume 110


This issue, A&E takes a look back at some of the most significant songs of the past. Whether it be chart dominance, cultural influence, length, or speed, all of these songs have broken records, which you can find under the song description!

Old Town Road

Lil Nas X

Most weeks spent at Billboard Hot 100 #1 (19)


Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee

Most YouTube views of all time (6.77 billion)


Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs

Shortest song to ever reach #1 on the Hot 100 (1:36)

Shape of You

Ed Sheeran

Most Spotify Streams of all time (2.5 billion)


Imagine Dragons

Most weeks spend on Billboard Hot 100 Charts (86)

Candle in the Wind

Elton John

Best selling CD single of all time

Gangnam Style


First YouTube video to reach one billion views

Boy with Luv

Most YouTube video views in 24 hours (74.6 million)

Rap God


Most words in a charting single (1,560)

November Rain

Guns N’ Roses

Longest song to ever reach the Billboard Top 10 (8:56)


Justin Bieber

Most disliked music video on YouTube (11 million)

White Christmas

Bing Crosby

Highest selling single of all time (50 million)

Work It

Missy Elliot

Most weeks spent at Billboard Hot 100 #2 (10)



Longest gap between #1 songs (25 years)