By Maxim Mower
Wallen's beat-driven anthem, ‘Last Night’, has now notched its seventh week atop the Country Airplay ranking, making it the second-longest-running No. 1 of the decade so far. The longest-running No. 1 is - unsurprisingly - another Morgan Wallen song, ‘You Proof’.
This means the ‘More Than My Hometown’ hitmaker currently possesses the two longest-leading Country Airplay chart-toppers this decade. Wallen's ‘Last Night’ streaming juggernaut is not showing any signs of slowing down, with the heartbroken track having picked up 33 million audience impressions in the week ending June 15, according to Luminate.
In addition to holding firm atop the Billboard Country Airplay chart for another week, ‘Last Night’ also enjoyed its eleventh week at the pinnacle of the Billboard Hot 100. It's the longest-running Hot 100 No. 1 of the year, outpacing Miley Cyrus’ ‘Flowers’, which racked up eight weeks in the top spot earlier in 2023.
Luke Combs’ much-loved Tracy Chapman cover, ‘Fast Car’, is revving its engine fiercely in Morgan Wallen's rear-view mirror, with Combs’ song currently sitting at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. The all-genre success of the two tracks has ensured that 2023 is the first year we've seen two country songs settle in the Top 5 of the Hot 100 since the turn of the century.
Interestingly, Morgan Wallen's ‘Last Night’, which appears on his 2023 opus, One Thing At A Time, has also now entered the Top Ten of Billboard's Adult Pop Airplay chart, marking the first time the Sneedville native has ventured into this territory.
Although ‘Last Night’ (seven weeks) still lags behind ‘You Proof’ (ten weeks) in terms of the time spent atop the Billboard Hot 100, the two blockbuster singles are matched when considering the number of frames spent at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. Both songs have now held onto the top spot for nineteen weeks, with ‘Last Night’ looking on track to outdo its predecessor very soon.
Both ‘Last Night’ and ‘You Proof’ have become staples in Morgan Wallen's 2023 setlist, with fans keenly awaiting the chance to hear them performed live once again when Wallen takes the stage in Chicago on June 22. It'll be his first show back since he was forced to take a six-week touring hiatus, after reinjuring his vocal chords in May.
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