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Gabby Barrett's 'I Hope' Ties For Third-Longest Reign Ever on Hot Country Songs Chart

Gabby Barrett
Robby Klein

Gabby Barrett

The song leads for a 24th week.

Gabby Barrett's "I Hope" tops Billboard's airplay-, sales- and streaming-based Hot Country Songs chart for a 24th week (on the list dated Jan. 16), tying Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" for the third-longest reign since the chart began as an all-encompassing genre ranking in October 1958.

"Cruise" dominated for 24 frames in 2012-13.

FGL retains the crown as "Meant to Be," with Bebe Rexha, ruled for a record 50 weeks in 2017-18. Sam Hunt's "Body Like a Back Road" ranks second with 34 weeks at No. 1 in 2017.

"Hope" holds at the summit with 56.4 million in all-format airplay audience, 9.5 million U.S. streams and 4,000 sold in the tracking week, according to MRC Data.

All four songs above also topped the Country Airplay chart and padded their Hot Country Songs dominations thanks in part to pop and adult crossover airplay, with "I Hope" benefiting beyond the country radio format from its remix with Charlie Puth.

Meanwhile, Kelsea Ballerini nets her seventh Hot Country Songs top 10 as "Hole in the Bottle" pushes 11-9. It drew 6 million streams and sold 2,000 in the tracking week. On Country Airplay, the song climbs 10-8 (20.1 million impressions, up 6%).

Plus, Niko Moon's debut single "Good Time" hits the upper tier on both Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay (18.7 million in radio audience, up 4%), lifting 12-10 on both surveys. The song from the Tyler, Texas, native also attracted 6 million streams and sold 3,000 in the tracking frame.