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Another day, another Billboard record smooshed by the Black Eyed Peas. This week, the BEPs’ “I Gotta Feeling” has matched Mariah Carey’s “We Belong Together” for longest No. 1 stay this decade (Mimi’s 2005 smash spent 14 non-consecutive weeks on the charts).

If you’re keeping track at home, that’s 26 weeks straight at No. 1 including “Boom Boom Pow”‘s 12-week run, making them the second act ever in the 51-year history of the Hot 100 to remain at No. 1 for more than six months in a one-year period.

Usher, the other member of their Very Special Persons’ Club, achieved his record in a more diffuse, if not equally impressive way, spending 28 non-consecutive weeks at No. 1 in 2004 with four songs (“Yeah!,” “Burn,” “Confessions Part II,” and the Alicia Keys duet “My Boo”).

If they do break the record next week — which looks likely — 2009 will officially be the Year of the Pea. And this is, of course, only the second track to be released from their June album, The E.N.D. Which song would you choose for the next single: “Meet Me Halfway”? “Imma Be”?

Or do you wish that all this too, would Boom Boom Pass?

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