Cole Swindell, Walker Hayes Add New Top 10s on Hot Country Songs Chart
Cole Swindell banks his 10th top 10 hit on Billboard's airplay-, sales- and streaming-based Hot Country Songs chart as "Single Saturday Night" pushes 11-9 on the July 3-dated…
Cole Swindell banks his 10th top 10 hit on Billboard‘s airplay-, sales- and streaming-based Hot Country Songs chart as “Single Saturday Night” pushes 11-9 on the July 3-dated survey.
The song by the Bronwood, Ga., native gained by 5% to 27.4 million audience impressions in the week ending June 27, according to MRC Data, and holds at its No. 4 high on Country Airplay. It also drew 4.1 million U.S. streams and sold 1,800 downloads in the week ending June 24.
“Single” was written by Swindell, Ashley Gorley, Hardy and Mark Holman.
Swindell, who once worked the merch table for Luke Bryan before writing hits for other artists — including Bryan’s “Roller Coaster,” which led Country Airplay and reached No. 5 on Hot Country Songs in 2014 — adds his 10th top 10 on the latter list as an artist among 21 appearances. He last hit the upper tier with “Love You Too Late,” which reached No. 7 in November 2019. The song became his fifth and most recent Country Airplay leader the same month.
Swindell’s run of Hot Country Songs top 10s started with his first entry, “Chillin’ It,” which topped the tally for two weeks in March 2014, becoming his first of two leaders. “You Should Be Here” ruled for four weeks starting in March 2016.
EVEN FANCIER Walker Hayes’ “Fancy Like” blasts 37-10 on Hot Country Songs, as the song surged by 429% to 4.7 million streams and 122% to 22,800 sold in the tracking week.
Hayes achieves second Hot Country Songs top 10 among four appearances. “You Broke Up With Me” reached No. 8 in February 2018.
“Fancy” posts a second week atop Country Digital Song Sales, after debuting atop the June 26 survey, granting Hayes his first leader. It rises 4-2 on the all-genre Digital Song Sales chart.
The song first drew buzz on TikTok, where Hayes boasts over 575,000 followers, after he posted multiple videos dancing to the song with his kids. He added three more clips in the latest tracking week.
“Fancy” is from Hayes’ EP Country Stuff, released June 4. The six-song set arrives on Top Country Albums at No. 26 with 7,000 equivalent album units earned, up 141%. It’s his third entry, and first since the No. 6-peaking Boom. in 2017-18.
LUKE LEADS AGAIN Luke Combs’ “Forever After All” dominates Hot Country Songs for a ninth week and Country Airplay for a fifth frame (34.4 million, down 5%).
The song is the 50th to top Country Airplay for at least five weeks, dating to the chart’s 1990 inception. Among 866 total No. 1s, only 6% of all leaders have led for five weeks or more.
Of Combs’ 11 Country Airplay No. 1s, “Forever” is the fourth to lead for five weeks or more, following “Better Together” (five, beginning in January), “Even Though I’m Leaving” (five, starting in November 2019) and “Beautiful Crazy” (seven weeks, starting in March 2019).
Ahead of Combs, Tim McGraw has charted a record seven No. 1s that have reigned for at least four weeks each, followed by Kenny Chesney and Toby Keith, each with six.
‘OLD SCHOOL,’ NEW BEST Toby Keith achieves his highest career debut on Country Airplay, as “Old School” blasts in at No. 25. The song, written by Ryan Hurd, Maren Morris and Brett Tyler, drew 5.1 million audience impressions in its first three days. It was released June 25 and received hourly plays on participating iHeartMedia stations that day.
The song surpasses Keith’s prior best Country Airplay entrance, made when “Drinks After Work” launched at No. 26 in June 2013. He now boasts 77 entries on the chart, including 42 top 10s, with 20 having hit No. 1.
“Old School” is the lead single from Keith’s LP due this fall. Known for his fiery patriotism, he’ll release “Happy Birthday America,” which he solo-authored, July 1.