The Chainsmokers‘ “Closer” with Halsey is definitely one of those songs that will come to define 2016 when people look back on it from the future, and its catchy hooks have proliferated public consciousness since its release back in July. The song has even been responsible for something of a social media trend in its own right, with plenty of fans posting videos of themselves dancing to “Closer” and singing its lyrics. While the track has enjoyed plenty of success since it dropped, The Chainsmokers just surpassed a new career milestone with their biggest hit to date.
“Closer” has officially sat at the number one spot on Billboard Hot 100 chart for eleven consecutive weeks, surpassing Drake’s “One Dance” last week and officially dominating the chart longer than any other song of the year thus far. A single hasn’t charted this long since Wiz Khalifa’s 2015 song “See You Again” with Charlie Puth topped the Hot 100.
With “Closer,” The Chainsmokers‘ transition to full blown hit maker status has come full circle, establishing the duo as one of the most commercially viable acts in pop music today.