Satisfaction for The Weeknd: This is the most successful song of all time

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Satisfaction for The Weeknd
This is the most successful song of all time

For over 60 years, Chubby Checker’s song “The Twist” has been the biggest hit in the US to date. But that record has now been pulverized. As Billboard announced, there is a new song on the chart throne: “Blinding Lights” by The Weeknd.

The Weeknd’s single “Blinding Lights” is the biggest hit of all time according to the Billboard charts. The song, released in late November 2019, topped the Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks and then hit the Billboard charts for 90 more weeks. This feat has earned “Blinding Lights” the title of “Number 1 of the greatest songs of all time on the Hot 100” charts, as announced by Billboard.

The song dethrones the previous owner of this title: Chubby Checker with his classic “The Twist” from 1960. “I don’t think I understood it yet,” said The Weeknd in a statement. “I try not to rest on it. I feel blessed and I am just grateful.”

The Weeknd explains that he was happy to have been an established musician by the time the single was so successful. “When ‘Blinding Lights’ happened, my career was already ten years old and I was established as a musical figure in the industry,” says the artist, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye. If, on the other hand, it had been his first single, it would have been “scary” for him, according to the 31-year-old.

Grammy trouble

Canadian-born The Weeknd released his debut album “Kiss Land” in 2013 and climbed to number two on the US charts. His three subsequent studio albums all conquered the top position. In addition to “Blinding Lights”, songs like “Starboy” (2016), “Call Out My Name” (2018) or “Save Your Tears” (2020) are among his hits.

His success with “Blinding Lights” should also be a satisfaction for him with a view to the Grammy Awards. Despite its worldwide success, the song was not considered at this year’s awarding of the renowned music prizes – much to the annoyance of the interpreter. The Weeknd even boycotted the event. The makers of the award ceremony reacted to the criticism by changing their award guidelines.

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