The music chart scientists over at Billboard have reported astounding news today that Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars’ indestructible funk-slab “Uptown Funk” has had its party doused by Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again.”
The funk song’s journey into the annals of Billboard history has been halted, an impressive and protracted reign at the top of the charts that stretched out for 14 weeks. Ronson and Mars were hot on the trail of Boyz II Men and Mariah Carey. Carey and the Boyz hold the record for the most consecutive weeks atop the Billboard 100 for their collaboration track “One Sweet Day,” the song sitting at no. 1 for 16 weeks back in 1995-1996.
Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s touching ode to family, streetcar racing and Paul Walker jumped from number 10 to the top, capping an impressive past couple of weeks for the “Fast and the Furious” franchise. “Furious 7” has been busy raking in the cash at the box office, while the film’s soundtrack has also topped the Billboard 200 chart. “See You Again” is also on top of the Digital Songs Chart, the Streaming Songs chart and the On-Demand Songs chart.
“See You Again” is Wiz’s second chart-topping hit, with “Black And Yellow” achieving number-one status back in 2011.
Wiz is currently on tour, his Boys of Zummer tour along with Fall Out Boy, Hoodie Allen and DJ Drama. Check out the full list of tour dates at Wiz’s official website. Watch the video for “See You Again” above and try not to sob at your desk.