25 Nov 2021

The Weeknd's Blinding Lights top Billboard single of all time

From Morning Report, 8:57 am on 25 November 2021

RnB star The Weeknd has taken the crown for Billboard's "Greatest Song of All Time", with his single 'Blinding Lights'.

Debuting in 2019, it topped the weekly Billboard Hot 100 for four weeks in 2020, then spent a record 90 consecutive weeks on the chart.

Now, it's dethroned Chubby Checker's 1960s hit, 'the Twist' take out Billboard's top musical gong.

Variety Magazine's Deputy Music Editor Jem Aswad spoke to Corin Dann.