Chart Records and Achievements (R&R CHR/Pop)

This page shows records for Radio & Records' CHR/Pop chart from 1989 through 2003. Casey's Top 40 / AT40 (modern) used this chart except for the period October 21, 2000 to August 11, 2001. For those records, visit the AT40 Chart Feats page.

In the spring of 1994, R&R switched to a chart based soley on the number of times a song was played. Soon after, the CHR chart split into CHR/Pop and CHR/Rhythmic. Thus, many of the records here occur after 1994.

The following records cover the period 1989 to 2003:


Longevity

Most Weeks at #1: 12 weeks. "I Love You Always Forever" by Donna Lewis in 1996.

Longest Wait to Reach #1: 22 weeks "Save Tonight" by Eagle-Eye Cherry reached #1 in its 22nd week in 1999.

Most Weeks at #2 (for a song who peaked at #2): 8 weeks. "Hanging by a Moment" by Lifehouse spent 8 weeks at #2 in 2001.

Most Weeks at #3: 9 weeks. "3 AM" by matchbox 20 spent 9 weeks at #3 in 1998.

Most Weeks at #4 (for a song that peaked at #4): 5 weeks. "Are You Happy Now?" by Michelle Branch spent 5 weeks at number 4 in 2003.

Most Weeks in the top 2: 15 weeks. "Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden spent 15 weeks in the top 2 in 1998.

Most Weeks in the top 3: 17 weeks. "Don't Speak" by No Doubt and "Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden spent 17 weeks in the top 3.

Most Weeks in the top 5: 19 weeks. "Truly Madly Deeply" by Savage Garden spent 19 weeks in the top 5.

Most Weeks in the Top 10: 28 weeks. "Iris" by the Goo Goo Dolls spent 28 weeks in the top 10 in 1998.

Longest Stay in the Top 40:

Longest Stay in the Top 40 for a song that peaked below #30: 15 weeks. "Party Up (Up in Here) by DMX peaked at #33 in 2000.

Act with the Most Consecutive Weeks in the Top 40: The Backstreet Boys. The Boys spent 163 consecutive weeks in the top 40 from May 1997 through August 2000. (This total does not include the 2 week holiday breaks)


Movers:

Biggest Mover: Up 24 places. "I'll Be There" by Mariah Carey jumped 40-16 in 1992.

Biggest Move into the Top 10: Up 22 places. "Secret" by Madonna moved 30-8 in 1994.

Biggest Move into the Top 5: Up 15 places. "Again" by Janet Jackson moved 19-4 in 1993.

Biggest Move to #1: Up 9 places. "This Used to Be My Playground" by Madonna jumped 10-1 in 1992.

Biggest Fall from #1: Down 7 places. "I'll Be There" by Mariah Carey fell from #1 to #8 in 1992.

Fastest Time to #1: 3 weeks. "I Will Always Love You" by Whitney Houston in 1992.

Biggest Dropper (not including songs removed to recurrent status):

Debuts:

Highest Debut: #15. "If You Go" by Jon Secada in 1994, and "Frozen" by Madonna in 1998.

 

This data was compiled from my own data from observing the R&R chart, with some help from "GordonUM". Also, thanks to "The Max" for reminding me of a couple records.