“As It Was” by Harry Styles climbs back to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 song chart from No. 2, spending an additional 11 weeks there.
It claims to have been at the top the longest since Roddy Ricch’s “The Box,” which spent 11 weeks at the top from January to March 2020. Since Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus’ “Old Town Road,” which dominated for a record 19 weeks from April to August 2019, no song has held the top spot for longer.
After originally dominating upon its debut in April, “As It Was” has an unparalleled sixth unique stint at No. 1 on the Hot 100. It has subsequently alternated between the top three positions; until the most recent ranking, it had held the top slot since July.
The Hot 100 combines sales statistics, radio airplay across all genres, and official U.S. streaming (audio and video). On Billboard.com tomorrow, all charts (dated Sept. 3, 2022) will be updated (Aug. 30). Follow @billboard and @billboardcharts on Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date with all chart developments.
According to Luminate, during the tracking week of August 19–25, “As It Was,” a song by Erskine/Columbia Records, with 71.3 million radio airplay audience impressions (down 1%), 15.2 million streams (up 2%), and 4,000 downloads sold (up 1%).
The song climbs 7–6 on the Streaming Songs list after spending two weeks at the top beginning in its debut week in April, maintains steady at No. 2 after four weeks at the top of the Radio Songs chart starting in May, and falls 15–22 on the Digital Song Sales chart after one week at the top in May.
As it stands, “As It Was” is the first song to hold the top spot on the Hot 100 chart for five different times. Here is a list of the songs that have topped the charts since the song’s release. (Except on the Aug. 13 chart, where it debuted at No. 3, the song ranked at No. 2 in each of the weeks in which it wasn’t No. 1 in the weeks mentioned below.)