Week after week, Lisa’s single “Money” is losing ground on the U.K. songs chart, which ranks the most-consumed titles in the country. This frame, the track slips from No. 68 to No. 84, continuing a trend that has been taking place for several periods now. While it looks like the smash may be on its way out, it continues to make history every time it holds on once again, and that’s true once again this turn.
“Money” has been present on the U.K. singles chart for seven weeks, which is a very long time for a track promoted by an artist known primarily for creating K-pop music. In fact, the cut is now one of the sturdiest hits of all time among tunes by women in that field.
With seven weeks on the U.K. songs chart, “Money” breaks out of a tie and becomes the third-longest-charting single by a female K-pop artist, solo or group. With one more turn on the tally, the tune is no longer on the same level as Blackpink’s hit “Kill This Love,” which held on for half a dozen periods. Ahead of “Money” are two other tracks from the same South Korean girl group, which counts Lisa as a member.
The current record-holder for the longest-charting song in U.K. history by a female K-pop musical act is “Kiss and Make Up” by the powerful pairing of Dua Lipa and Blackpink. The tune was fronted by the solo pop star, and it helped introduce the British public to Blackpink when they were just beginning to reach Western audiences. That cut charted for a dozen weeks in the country.
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The second-longest-charting song by a female K-pop act is Blackpink’s “Ice Cream.” The single from the girl group’s debut full-length The Album benefited from the inclusion of Selena Gomez, and it managed eight spins on the list of the most popular songs in the U.K. before disappearing.
At this point, it’s tough to predict if “Money” will fall off the U.K. singles chart or not next week. It has been sliding for several weeks, but it could manage one or two more turns, depending on how fans in the country continue to buy and stream the title. If it is present next time around, Lisa will once again tie Blackpink, and “Money” will become one of the top three longest-charting hits of all time in the nation.