10 Longest Running Number 1 Hip Hop Songs on Billboard

Hip-hop music has created such a huge following that it is quite impossible to see them lacking in the Top 40 music hits of Billboard. These songs are the best achievers in the hip-hop music genre of all time. We’re sure you are familiar with these hits:

10. Irreplaceable by Beyonce

Weeks on #1 – 10 weeks

Irreplaceable Hip hop artist Ne-Yo is among the writers of this Beyonce hit song. Released in 2006 from her second studio album B’Day, it is this American female artist’s hottest song ever. She has released successful singles since, but this song made her the accomplished star that she is today. She started her career with the all female group Destiny’s Child.

9. Gold Digger by Kanye West Fearturing Jamie Foxx

Weeks on #1 – 10 weeks

Gold Digger Gold Digger is the second single from Kanye West‘s second album, Late Registration. Released in 2005, this is also the second song from the Kanye West – Jamie Foxx collaboration that hit the number one spot on Billboard. The song is co-produced by Jon Brion and contains an interpolation of the song ‘I Got a Woman’ by Ray Charles.

8. Dilemma by Nelly Featuring Kelly Rowland

Weeks on #1: 10 weeks

Dilemma American rapper and songwriter Nelly collaborated with R&B singer Kelly Rowland of the Destiny’s Child fame. This song was released in 2002 as the third single from Nellyville, Nelly’s second studio album. It is also included in Rowland’s debut solo album, Simply Deep which was released in 2003.

7. Low by Flo Rida Featuring T-Pain

Weeks in #1 – 10 weeks

Low Released in 2008, this song is Flo Rida’s debut single from his first album Mail on Sunday. The song gained further popularity when it was featured in the film Step Up 2: The Streets. This hip-hop tune featured fellow rapper T-Pain who also served as the songwriter.

6. I’ll Be Missing You by Puff Daddy and Faith Evans featuring 112

Weeks on #1: 11 weeks

I'll Be Missing You The collaboration of American rapper Puff Daddy and singer Faith Evans with the group 112 produced a remarkable hip-hop / R&B hit song. The song was created in memory of Christopher Wallace, who rose to fame in the music industry as ‘The Notorious B.I.G’. He was murdered in 1997.

5. Blurred Lines by Robin Thicke, T.I. and Pharrell Williams

Weeks on #1: 12 weeks

Blurred Lines This funk / R&B / hip hop song is released through Robin Thicke’s album of the same name. It was the album’s carrier single and was largely created by Williams. However, because it was strongly inspired by the song ‘Got to Give It Up’ by Marvin Gaye, legal disputes about copyrights ensued.

4. Boom Boom Pow by The Black Eyed Peas

Weeks on #1: 12 weeks

Boom Boom Pow This song is the lead single of The Black Eyed Peas’ fifth studio album entitled ‘ The E.N.D.’ It was the group’s first US number one single. It was only beaten by their own song, ‘I Gotta Feeling’. It also topped the singles charts in Australia, Canada and UK.

3. Yeah by Usher Featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris

Weeks on #1: 12 weeks

Yeah Written partly and performed by Usher, this song was tagged as a crunk&B / hip-hop song. It was the lead single of Usher’s fourth studio album, ‘Confessions’. It was released in 2004 under Arista Records. It ran for 12 weeks on number one, until it was toppled by another Usher song, ‘Burn’.

2. Lose Yourself by Eminem

Weeks on #1: 12 weeks

Lose Yourself Rap artist Eminem has several number one hits but this one is the longest-running of all. Released in 2002, he collaborated with Jeff Bass to produce it. It was inspired by Eminem’s film ‘8 Mile’. Being so, it was written largely from the viewpoint of the film’s main character, Jimmy ‘B-Rabbit’ Smith.

1. I Gotta Feeling by The Black Eyed Peas

Weeks on #1: 14 weeks

I Gotta Feeling This song is the second single of The Black Eyed Peas fifth and last album, ‘The E.N.D.’ The song was among the few songs that ran for 14 weeks on the number one position of the Billboard, only two weeks shy of the longest reign 16-week run. Their group is also one of the 11 artists who was able to occupy the number 1 and 2 spots of Billboard, with the other song being ‘Boom Boom Pow’.

1 thought on “10 Longest Running Number 1 Hip Hop Songs on Billboard”

  1. Quite an informative article about hip hop. I used to listen “yeah” by Usher at college time and it was my ringtone at that time just to show off to my fellow mates. I also like the song “lose yourself” by Eminem used to play all day. Thank you mate for bringing back memories of my school time.

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