Dan + Shay’s ‘Speechless’ Stretches Reign Atop Country Airplay And Hot Country Songs Charts


Dan + Shay, the duo of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, proceed their domination of Billboard's Country Airplay chart and the airplay-, streaming- and sales-fueled Hot Country Songs survey (dated Jan. 12) with "Speechless.”

The love tune impressed by the duo's wives, which Smyers and Mooney co-wrote with Jordan Reynolds and Laura Veltz, leads Country Airplay for a fourth week, growing by 15 % to 39.Four million viewers impressions within the week ending Jan. 6, in keeping with Nielsen Music. (All however two songs achieve on the chart, reflecting the primary full monitor week after vacation music went again into hibernation.)

"It's very becoming to begin the brand new yr with 'Speechless' nonetheless No. 1," says WMN senior vp promotion and streaming Kristen Williams. "The guys have labored immensely exhausting to get up to now and your complete staff has been tireless in efforts to execute their imaginative and prescient. Plus, because of nation radio for its endless help. It's going to be an thrilling yr."

"Speechless" hit No. 1 for the primary time on the Dec. 22-dated Country Airplay record. The monitor turns into the primary four-week chief since Luke Combs' "She Got the Best of Me," which led for 4 frames starting on the chart dated Oct. 27, 2018.

As far as duos go, Dan + Shay is the primary to stretch a keep atop Country Airplay to 4 weeks since 2014, when Florida Georgia Line's "Stay" dominated for 4 frames that January. The duo with the longest-running No. 1 on Country Airplay is Brooks & Dunn, whose 2001 hit "Ain't Nothing 'Bout You" held on the apex for six weeks.

Among all artists, the longest reign atop Country Airplay, which began on Jan. 20, 1990, is eight weeks, shared by two songs: Alan Jackson and Jimmy Buffett's "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" (2003) and Lonestar's "Amazed" (1999).

"Speechless" concurrently controls Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart for a seventh week. Along with its airplay achieve, the tune will increase by 19 % to 10.5 million U.S. streams within the week ending Jan. three, because it returns to its No. 2 peak on Country Streaming Songs (Eight-2), and spends a ninth week atop Country Digital Song Sales (17,000 offered, down 26 %).

As Dan + Shay have now topped Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay concurrently for 4 weeks operating, the act is the primary to spend that a lot time atop each tallies on the identical time since Thomas Rhett, who led the lists for a document six consecutive weeks concurrently in January and February 2016 with "Die a Happy Man."

Plus, as "Speechless" paces Hot Country Songs, the pair's "Tequila" logs a 17th week at its No. 2 peak, setting the mark for the longest run on the runner-up spot. It passes Brett Young's "In Case You Didn't Know," which peaked at No. 2 for 16 weeks in 2017.

Dan + Shay place at Nos. 1 and a couple of concurrently on Hot Country Songs for a fourth week, essentially the most amongst duos and now the second-best sum general, passing Buck Owens' three-week double-up in 1964. Dan + Shay path solely Luke Bryan, who managed the highest two on Hot Country Songs on the identical time for 9 weeks in 2014. The solely different artists to assert the highest two Hot Country Songs spots in the identical frames are Florida Georgia Line (two weeks, 2018), Taylor Swift (one, 2012) and Willie Nelson (two, 1982).

COMBS STILL 'BEST' Luke Combs' "She Got the Best of Me" has now ranked within the Country Airplay high 5 for 15 weeks, because it dips Four-5 with 34 million viewers impressions, up 17 %.

As talked about above, "Best" led the record for 4 weeks beginning Oct. 27; it has resided within the survey's high 5 because it jumped 9-5 on Oct. 6. "Best" now stands alone in second place for the longest run within the high 5 and is every week from tying the document, held by Sam Hunt's "Body Like a Back Road": 16 weeks, in 2017.

"Best" breaks out of a tie with 5 different tracks that every spent 14 frames within the Country Airplay high 5: Kane Brown's "Heaven" (2018); Rascal Flatts' "My Wish" (2006-07); Tim McGraw's "Live Like You Were Dying" (2004); Faith Hill's "Breathe" (1999-2000); and Lonestar's "Amazed" (1999).