Guetta topples Darude's 'Sandstorm' on the all-time charts
Mon 9th Jul, 2012 News 4764 viewsin
While the pervasive nature of David Guetta’s chart-troublers is nothing new, the impact his pop and R&B hook-ups have nonetheless continues to astound. One of the Frenchman’s biggest recent hits has been the single Titanium, featuring vocals from local siren Sia. While the tune has already gone a mighty four-times platinum on our own ARIA charts and claimed the #1 spot on the UK dance charts, Guetta’s hit has just earned itself a new notch for the belt.
Titanium has now reached its 28th consecutive week on Billboard’s Dance/Club Play Songs chart, making it the chart’s longest-running title in nearly 29 years. To claim the record, Guetta’s toppled Darude’s classic Sandstorm, which claims just 27 straight weeks on the charts. However, Michael Jackson’s Thriller remains top dog, completing a 36-week run in August 1983.
Billboard’s Dance/Club Play Songs charts the songs receiving the most club play, so Titanium ’s run is apparently down to “early DJ support” leant to the track before it became an official single. First debuting on the charts back on December 17 of last year, the tune peaked at number 3 on May 26. And on it goes.