One Song Has Topped Hot 100 More Than Morgan Wallen’s Last Night

Morgan Wallen‘s “Last Night” is now second in line for most weeks atop Billboard‘s all-genre Hot 100 chart. A controversial country collaboration is all that stands in the way of him and a new record.

This week, “Last Night” hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a 16th non-consecutive week. That also makes it the No. 1 song on Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart, with “Fast Car” by Luke Combs close behind. Jelly Roll’s “Need a Favor” rounds out the country Top 3.

  • “Last Night” first hit No. 1 on the Hot 100 in March 2023.
  • Sixteen weeks is the most for a non-collaboration.
  • “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee (feat. Justin Bieber) in 2017 and “One Sweet Day” by Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men in 1995 also hit 16 weeks.

Standing in the way of “Last Night” and a new record is “Old Town Road,” Lil Nax X‘s collaboration with Billy Ray Cyrus from 2019. The song soared to No. 1 that April and stayed there as fans and the industry argued about whether or not it was a country song. After initially being included on the country chart, Billboard removed it. County radio airplay for the song was minimal, but it gathered huge streaming and sales numbers.

Related: Billy Ray Cyrus Reveals the Controversial “Old Town Road” Lyrics That Were Cut

The only other song with country roots that is on the list of most weeks spent on top of the Hot 100 is Whitney Houston’s version of “I Will Always Love You” (14 weeks in 1992). The song was written and originally recorded by Dolly Parton.

See the Most Played Country Song from the Year You Were Born

Who had the most played country song during the year you were born? This list is a fascinating time capsule of prevalent trends from every decade in American history. Scroll through to find your birth year and then click to listen. Some of these songs have been lost through the years, many of them for good reason!

Most Popular Country Album From the Year You Were Born

Find out which country singer dominated on this list of the most popular albums from the year you were born or graduated high school.

This list is based on sales date from the Soundscan era (1991 to 2022) and total weeks spent atop Billboard‘s Hot Country Albums chart (1964-1990).

In 1999, Shania Twain‘s Come on Over album became the first to top the year-end chart in back-to-back years, but that feat has been done four times since, most recently in 2022. Which country album defined your childhood? Scroll down to find out.

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