Travis Scott‘s “Sicko Mode” is number-10 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100 singles chart dated March 23. That doesn’t necessarily sound like a big deal, but it is. “Sicko Mode” has now been in the top 10 for 32 straight weeks. That’s one week shy of the all-time record shared by Maroon 5 and Cardi B‘s “Girls Like You” and Ed Sheeran‘s “Shape of You,” both of which spent 33 weeks in the top 10. But even if “Sicko” falls out next week, it has already made history by achieving the longest top-10 run of any rap single in history.
“Sicko Mode” was released last August and debuted at number-four on the Hot 100. It was a slow and winding road for the single, but it finally reached the top spot on December 8 after 17 weeks on the chart. It only spent that one week on top, but it was the first chart-topper of Scott’s career, and in the weeks since it still hasn’t left the top 10. In fact, it has never not been in the top 10 in its entire run on the chart.
“Sicko Mode” is the only hip-hop song to spend more than 30 weeks in the top 10. And now in its 32nd week it has tied “Closer” by The Chainsmokers and Halsey (2016-2017) and “How Do I Live” by LeAnn Rimes (1997-1998). Perhaps surprisingly, Rimes’s song never actually reached the top spot; it was stuck in the runner-up position for five weeks, so it still holds the record as the longest-running top-10 hit without a number-one berth.
Do you think “Sicko Mode” will tie “Girls Like You” and “Shape of You” next week by holding on to its top-10 spot for a 33rd week, or are its days finally numbered?