By Maxim Mower
Although ‘Fast Car’ is yet to earn Luke Combs his first Hot 100 chart-topper, it has been holding onto second place for a number of frames, and many expect it to triumph in the weeks to come.
Morgan Wallen's beat-driven, One Thing At A Time anthem, however, has spent a staggering 16 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 - the highest tally for a non-collaboration.
Luke Combs’ much-loved Tracy Chapman cover, ‘Fast Car’, has cemented country music's occupation of the business end of the charts, with the wistful track currently sitting at No. 2 on the Billboard Country Airplay ranking. Another stand-out from Combs’ 2023 album, Gettin’ Old, ‘Love You Anyway’, is at No. 1, making the North Carolina songsmith the first ever artist to hold onto the top two spots at the same time.
With Wallen and Combs remaining the biggest stars in the modern country landscape, fans are inevitably still clamouring for the two chart titans to release a collaboration. Combs confirmed earlier in the year that he has been talking to Wallen about the possibility of a duet, which we hope will materialise in the next year or so.
Other country offerings to make Billboard's Top 20 Songs of the Summer 2023 include Bailey Zimmerman's ‘Religiously’ (No. 20), Morgan Wallen's ‘Thinkin’ Bout Me’ (No. 18) and Jelly Roll's ‘Need A Favor’ (No. 17), with the rest of the list consisting of tracks from the likes of Taylor Swift, SZA, Olivia Rodrigo, Miley Cyrus and more.
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