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Hot AC Chart Feats

This section lists chart feats and achievements for the Hot AC chart. The chart used was the Radio and Records Hot AC chart from 4/22/94 through 8/4/06. After 8/4/06 the Mediabase 24/7 Hot AC chart is used. These records are for the entire 30 or 40 position chart, not just the top 20 that American Top 20 uses.

Note: The R&R Hot AC chart was 30 positions in length until the chart dated May 17, 2002, when it expanded to 40 positions. Also, the recurrent rule for the chart has changed a few times from the chart's inception in 1994. Currently, the recurrent rule for the Mediabase 24/7 chart is : Songs are removed from the chart after 20 weeks if the song falls below #15.

"Most Weeks" records did not include weeks that R&R did not publish during the holidays.

Most Weeks at #1: 23 weeks. "Smooth" by Santana f/ Rob Thomas spent 23 weeks at number one in 1999-2000. (For AT20 HAC, add 2 weeks for the 2 week break that R&R takes).

Most Weeks at #2 (for a song that peaked at #2): 17 weeks. "How You Remind Me" by Nickelback spent 17 weeks at number 2 in 2001-2002.

Most Weeks at #3 (for a song that peaked at #3): 13 weeks. "Barely Breathing" by Duncan Sheik in 1997.

Most Weeks at any peak position outside the top 5: 8 weeks. "Breathe (2am)" by Anna Nalick spent 8 weeks at number 6 in 2005 and "Feel Good Inc" by Gorillaz spent 8 weeks at #19 in 2005.

Most Weeks on the Chart: 71 weeks. "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" by Train spent 71 weeks on the chart in 2001 to 2002.

Most weeks in the top 5: 36 weeks. "You and Me" by Lifehouse in 2005/2006.

Most Weeks in the top 10: 52 weeks. "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" by Train

Most Consecutive Weeks in the top 10 with different songs: 107 weeks (counting the holiday breaks), Nickelback.

Most Weeks in the top 20: 68 weeks. "Drops of Jupiter (Tell Me)" by Train

Highest Debut: #13. "If You Go" by Jon Secada debuted at number 13 on the April 29, 1994 chart.
(Note: The highest debut on the 40 position Hot AC chart is #22, "Makes Me Wonder" by Maroon 5 and "Never Again" by Kelly Clarkson in 2007).

Most charted songs on the Hot AC chart: 20 by Rob Thomas (with Matchbox 20, solo, and duets).

Fastest Climb to #1: 6 weeks. "I'll Be There for You" by the Rembrandts in 1995 and "Thank U" by Alanis Morissette in 1998.

Slowest Climb to #1: 28 weeks. "I'm Yours" by Jason Mraz took 28 weeks to reach #1 in 2008.

Longest Time to Reach Top 10: 27 weeks. Staind's "Right Here" took 27 weeks to reach the top 10 in 2005-6.