Maren Morris‘ “The Bones” rules Billboard‘s Hot Country Songs chart for an 11th week on the list dated May 23, becoming the longest leading No. 1 ever by a solo female with no additional artists.
It passes Taylor Swift‘s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” which controlled the chart for 10 weeks beginning in October 2012.
Bebe Rexha retains the crown as the woman with the longest ruling Hot Country Songs No. 1, as “Meant to Be,” with Florida Georgia Line, dominated for a record 50 weeks starting in December 2017. (The chart launched as an all-encompassing genre songs ranking in October 1958.)
“The Bones” renews its penthouse lease with 67.1 million in radio reach, 10 million streams and 6,000 downloads sold in the tracking week, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
The song led the Country Airplay chart for two weeks in February and has achieved crossover success, having topped Billboard‘s Adult Pop Songs tally on April 11. It ranks at Nos. 7 and 18 on the latest Adult Contemporary and Pop Songs charts, respectively.
“The Bones” became Morris’ first Hot Country Songs leader on the ranking dated March 14. It was released from her second LP, Girl, which debuted at No. 1 on Top Country Albums in March 2019 and has earned 692,000 equivalent album units since its release. It ranks at No. 8 in its 62nd week on the survey, with 10,000 units.
‘BLUEBIRD’ FLIES: Miranda Lambert achieves her sixth Hot Country Songs top 10 as “Bluebird” ascends 12-10. The track bullets at No. 14 on Country Airplay, up 12% to 15.6 million impressions, while boasting 6.6 million streams (up 11%) and 4,000 sold (up 15%).
Lambert earns her first Hot Country Songs top 10 since her featured turn on Jason Aldean‘s “Drowns the Whiskey,” which reached No. 3 in September 2018; it led Country Airplay for two weeks starting that August. Lambert had last reached the region on her own with “Vice,” which opened and peaked at No. 2 in August 2016.