Imagine Dragons’ “Radioactive” has logged its record-breaking 77th week on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, topping the mark previously set by Jason Mraz’s “I’m Yours” in 2008-09.
At the same time, AWOLNATION’s “Sail” has matched Mraz’s record, notching its 76th week on the Hot 100.
“It’s unbelievable,” Imagine Dragons lead singer Dan Reynolds tells Billboard. “There are few things more satisfying as an artist than seeing your music have longevity. But, we could never have expected to see one of our songs have legs like this.
“People seem to be connecting to it in personal ways, which is exactly what we hoped for. We’ve been out on the road and focused on touring for a long time. Somewhere along the way, we started to realize the song was taking on a life of its own.”