“Calm Down” by Rema and Selena Gomez breaks the record for the most weeks ever on the pop airplay chart



“Calm Down” by Rema and Selena Gomez holds the record for the most weeks on Billboard’s Pop Airplay chart, having added an incredible 64 weeks to the poll as of January 20.

Released on November 5, 2022, by Jonzing World/Mavin/SMG Music/Virgin/Interscope Records, the song was Rema’s first leader and Gomez’s fourth. It spent five weeks at No. 1 in May and July of last year. It is ranked 12th on the most recent list.

In terms of the longest Pop Airplay stay, “Calm Down” surpasses Harry Styles’ “As It Was” (63 weeks, 2022-23) tie.

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The songs that have had the longest chart runs on Pop Airplay over the course of the ranking’s more than 31-year existence are listed below.

Pop Airplay’s Most Weeks, Title, Artist(s), Peak Pos./Date:

  • 64 (to date), “Calm Down,” Rema & Selena Gomez, No. 1 (five weeks), beginning May 13, 2023
  • 63, “As It Was,” Harry Styles, No. 1 (seven), May 21, 2022
  • 60, “Blinding Lights,” The Weeknd, No. 1 (six), April 18, 2020
  • 54, “Heat Waves,” Glass Animals, No. 1 (two), Jan. 29, 2022
  • 50, “Die for You,” The Weeknd, No. 1 (two), Feb. 11, 2023
  • 48, “Stay,” The Kid LAROI & Justin Bieber, No. 1 (13), Sept. 4, 2021
  • 47, “Before You Go,” Lewis Capaldi, No. 1 (one), Sept. 26, 2020
  • 45, “Thats What I Want,” Lil Nas X, No. 1 (four), Feb. 19, 2022
  • 45, “Adore You,” Harry Styles, No. 1 (one), April 11, 2020
  • 45, “Circles,” Post Malone, No. 1 (10), Nov. 16, 2019
  • 45, “Eastside,” benny blanco, Halsey & Khalid, No. 1 (one), March 2, 2019
  • 45, “Love Lies,” Khalid & Normani, No. 1 (two), Sept. 22, 2018
  • 45, “New Rules,” Dua Lipa, No. 1 (four), Feb. 3, 2018

“Calm Down” also has the record for the most weeks in the Pop Airplay top 10 (45), which spans the period from March 11, 2023, to January 13.

The Nigerian singer Rema released the original version of “Calm Down” as a single off his first solo album, Rave & Roses, in February 2022. August saw the release of the Gomez remix, and September saw the release of the official video for that version.

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From September 2022 to October 2023, “Calm Down” held the top spot on the Billboard U.S. Afrobeats Songs chart for 58 weeks, which is the longest reign since the ranking’s inception in 2022.

“Calm Down” peaked at No. 3 on the all-genre, multimetric Billboard Hot 100 in June of last year, marking Rema’s debut entry and Gomez’s ninth top 10, ranking second highest on the chart after “Lose You to Love Me” topped the list for a week in November 2019.

Rema explained the song “Calm Down” to Billboard in 2023, saying, “I was at a party, and a couple of girls walked in, and I saw a girl in yellow.” The reason I wanted to talk to her was because her pals were acting quite prickly.

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They had little desire to talk. And I said, “Hey, please just relax.” Let’s talk. She eventually became calm, and we were able to converse and dance. I wanted to see her again since I couldn’t stop thinking about her after the party. And that was all. I was still feeling that as I entered the studio.

Repa continued, “I’m so happy about the song’s success.” “I’m pleased for Selena, the culture, my team, and myself. She accepted the sound and went about her own business. The time was perfect, and the proper individual was involved. The result has been enormous. I’m appreciative that people are affected by the sound when they hear non-native speakers of my song sing it word for word.

On Billboard.com, all charts dated January 20th will be updated. Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday on January 15, this Wednesday, January 17, is one day later than usual.