The Chainsmokers' found massive mainstream fame when the duo's song "Closer" featuring Halsey was released. The track became an instant hit debuting in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. It eventually rose to the top spot on the chart and continued to remain in the highest tier of the tally for many weeks. In fact, the song has remained in the top 10 since its debut in August 2016 and has now tied for the longest run in the top 10 reflected on the March 14 update.
"Closer" now spends its 32nd week on the Hot 100 top 10 and has tied with LeAnn Rimes' "How Do I Live" for the most weeks spent in those positions. Rimes had previously locked in that feat back in 1997 and 1998 in which the song was later included on her You Light Up My Life: Inspirational Songs. Rimes held the record for most weeks in the top 5 at 25 weeks until "Closer" broke that record after nineteen years. "How Do I Live" also spent a total of 69 weeks on the chart overall, a record broken by Jason Mraz's "I'm Yours" which took the lead having 75 weeks. Unlike "Closer," "Live" would only peak at No. 2 on the Hot 100.
The Chainsmokers also tie for fifth having the most weeks in the top 10 on the Hot 100 with 45 weeks. The EDM duo has had four hits in that period which includes "Paris" and the latest "Something Just Like That" featuring Coldplay, the latter making The Chainsmokers only the third group to have three songs in that tier following The Beatles and the Bee Gees. Tied with The Chainsmokers is The Weeknd who also has had 45 weeks in the top 10 in 2015. Rihanna is in fourth place with 46 weeks between 2010 and 2011, Ace of Base with 48 weeks in 1993 through 1994 and Drake with 51 weeks between 2015 and 2016. Only Katy Perry has the most weeks in the top 10 with 69 weeks during her peak in 2010 and 2011.
"Closer" spent 12 weeks at No. 1 on the Hot 100 and became one of the few songs to top the Hot 100 and its formula component charts; Radio Songs, Digital Songs, Streaming Songs and the sub-chart On-Demand Streaming Songs.