The track additionally topped the Pop Songs airplay chart for six weeks and this week spends its record-breaking 46th frame on the survey. It bests the 45-week runs of five other hits (most recently Harry Styles’ “Adore You”).
The Weeknd concurrently debuts his newest AC charted title, as “In Your Eyes” opens at No. 29. Originally released, with “Lights,” on his album After Hours, the song is being promoted to AC radio via a version featuring Kenny G.
As for the sax star, Kenny G adds his 27th AC entry, dating to his first, “Songbird,” in 1987. That song became his first of 10 top 10s on the tally, a sum that includes two No. 1s, both in 1993: “Forever in Love” and “By the Time This Night Is Over,” the latter featuring Peabo Bryson.
Kenny G is the second artist to have debuted at least one song on the AC chart in the ’80s, ’90s, 2000s, ’10s and ’20s, following Barry Manilow, whose streak dates back to the ’70s. (Chicago has also appeared on AC from the ’70s through the ’20s, with a 2019 holiday track that remained on the ranking this January. Whitney Houston and Richard Marx also extended their AC histories from the ’80s through the ’20s with songs that debuted last year and charted into 2020.)