Released on November 14, 1995, One Sweet Day became the longest running number one single in US Billboard Hot 100 history at 16 weeks atop the chart from December 2, 1995 to March 16, 1996. One Sweet Day became Carey’s tenth chart topping single on the Billboard Hot 100 and Boyz II Men’s fourth. The song also achieved strong success around the world, topping the charts in Canada and New Zealand, and reaching the top-ten in Australia, Belgium, France, Ireland, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the United Kingdom. Additionally, it was ranked first in Rolling Stone’s reader’s poll for the Best Collaboration of All Time.
Let me put it into perspective, it’s the day before St. Patrick’s day, and the number one song in the country has been the same every week since almost a month before Christmas.