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Jon Pardi Takes ‘Heartache Medication’ To No. 1 on Country Airplay Chart, Luke Bryan & Jake Owen Hit Top 10

Jon Pardi notches his third No. 1 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart as "Heartache Medication" rises 2-1 in its 36th week on the list (dated Feb. 8).

Jon Pardi notches his third No. 1 on Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart as “Heartache Medication” rises 2-1 in its 36th week on the list (dated Feb. 8), up 8% to 38.6 million audience impressions in the week ending Feb. 2, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.

Pardi wrote the track with Barry Dean and Natalie Hemby. It’s the lead single from Pardi’s same-named album, which debuted at its No. 2 high on Top Country Albums in October. It follows California Sunrise, which launched atop the list in July 2016, after his first LP, Write You a Song, debuted and peaked at No. 3 in February 2014.        

“It’s great starting up a new decade with a No. 1 song,” Pardi tells Billboard. “To have ‘Heartache Medication’ be so well-received by radio, the fans and critics has meant so much. Thank you to country radio, everyone at the label, my team and my fans.”  

The 34-year old, from Dixon, California, last led Country Airplay with “Dirt on My Boots,” which reached No. 1 in its 25th week on March 25, 2017, and reigned for three weeks. He first ruled, for a week, with “Head Over Boots,” which hit the summit in its 46th frame (Aug. 27, 2016).

Pardi posted his first Country Airplay entry in 2012 with “Missin’ You Crazy,” which reached No. 25 that November. Along with his three No. 1s, he’s also hit the top 10 with “Night Shift” (No. 5, May 2019) and “Heartache on the Dance Floor” (No. 3, September 2017).

On the Hot Country Songs chart, which is powered by airplay, streaming and sales data, his latest bullets at No. 5, up 4% to 6.4 million U.S. streams and 8% to 3,000 sold in the week ending Jan. 30.

NEW TOP 10s Luke Bryan nets his 29th Country Airplay top 10, as “What She Wants Tonight” rises 11-9, up 1% to 21.2 million impressions. He’s the 14th artist to tally at least that many top 10s since the chart began in January 1990; George Strait leads with 61.

Bryan returns to the top 10 after “Knockin’ Boots” became his 21st No. 1 for two weeks in September.


Plus, Jake Owen collects his 11th Country Airplay top 10, as “Homemade” lifts 12-10 (20.3 million, up 8%). It follows “Down to the Honkytonk,” which reached No. 7 in April 2019 and “I Was Jack (You Were Diane),” which led the week of Aug. 4, 2018, becoming Owen’s seventh No. 1.