More Country Hits Are in the Hot 100’s Top 10 – Billboard

Morgan Wallen’s ‘Last Night’ Leads Hot Country Songs for 10th Week – Billboard


Morgan Wallen’s “Last Night” grants the singer-songwriter two firsts in the history of Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, where it leads for a 10th week.

The track joins Wallen’s 19-week Hot Country Songs No. 1 from 2002, “You Proof,” as the second song from his One Thing at a Time album to reign for double-digit weeks — while the set becomes the first with two such leaders since the chart launched as an all-encompassing genre survey in October 1958. (“You Proof” was released eight-and-a-half months ahead of the LP, but is featured on the collection’s 36-song tracklist.)

Wallen is also the first soloist, and second act overall, with as many as three 10-week-plus Hot Country Songs No. 1s. Duo Florida Georgia Line first achieved the feat; Luke Combs and Sam Hunt boast two each.

Here are Wallen’s three Hot Country Songs No. 1s that have dominated for at least 10 weeks:

  • 10 weeks at No. 1, “Last Night,” beginning Feb. 18, 2023
  • 19 weeks, “You Proof,” May 28, 2022
  • 11 weeks, “Wasted on You,” Jan. 23, 2021

And Florida Georgia Line’s:

  • 50 weeks at No. 1 (a chart record), “Meant To Be,” with Bebe Rexha, beginning Dec. 16, 2017
  • 18 weeks, “H.O.L.Y.,” May 21, 2016
  • 24 weeks, “Cruise,” Dec. 22, 2012

Overall, 32 singles have topped Hot Country Songs for 10 or more weeks, out of over 1,500 No. 1s in the list’s history. Of those 32, 21 have led since the chart adopted the Billboard Hot 100’s streaming-, airplay- and sales-based methodology in October 2012.

“Last Night” simultaneously helms the Hot 100 (dated April 22) for a third week. The song, released on Big Loud/Mercury/Republic Records, drew 36.6 million streams (up 4%) and 34.5 million radio airplay audience impressions (up 16%, good for the chart’s top Airplay Gainer award for a second consecutive week) and sold 10,000 downloads (up 6%) in the April 7-13 tracking week, according to Luminate.

Concurrently, One Thing at a Time tops the Billboard 200 for a sixth frame, with 167,000 equivalent album units earned April 7-13, while Wallen also rules the Billboard Artist 100 chart for a fifth week.


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