Not That 'Speechless': Dan + Shay Score First Hot Country Songs No. 1; Jimmie Allen Holds Atop Country Airplay


Dan + Shay, the duo of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney, obtain their first No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, as "Speechless" (Warner Bros./WAR) leaps 5-1 on the airplay-, streaming- and sales-based survey dated Dec. 1.

"Speechless" is simply the third Hot Country Songs No. 1 of 2018. Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line's "Meant to Be" (Warner Bros./Big Machine Label Group) led for 50 straight weeks (beginning Dec. 16, 2017) and was lastly unseated on final week's (Nov. 24-dated) chart by Kane Brown's "Lose It" (Zone Four/RCA Nashville), which jumped 5-1 as mother or father album Experiment launched at No. 1 on Top Country Albums. "Lose" falls to No. 5 this week, whereas "Meant," in its 52nd body, marking a full yr on the tally, drops 2-Four.

"Speechless," which Smyers and Mooney wrote with Laura Veltz and Jordan Reynolds, flies to No. 1 on Hot Country Songs on the power of across-the-board good points, aided by the pair's efficiency of the ballad on the Nov. 19 season finale of ABC's Dancing With the Stars.

"Speechless" rebounds Three-1 for a fifth week atop Country Digital Song Sales (14,000 offered, up 29 %, within the week ending Nov. 22, in line with Nielsen Music); dips Three-6 on Country Streaming Songs (eight.9 million U.S. streams, up Four %, within the week ending Nov. 22); and pushes 7-6 on Country Airplay (30.5 million viewers impressions, up Three %, within the week ending Nov. 25).

"Speechless" follows the twosome's first 5 Hot Country Songs prime 10s: "Tequila," which peaked at No. 2 on June 30; "How Not To" (No. 7, 2017); "From the Ground Up" (No. Three, 2016); "Nothin' Like You" (No. 5, 2015); and debut single, "19 You + Me" (No. 7, 2014). "Tequila," "Not," "Ground" and "Nothin' " all topped Country Airplay.


SECOND "BEST" Jimmie Allen's launch single "Best Shot" (Stoney Creek) leads Country Airplay for a second week, with 40 million impressions (down Four %). The track is the 13th multi-week No. 1, of 31 complete toppers, on Country Airplay this yr, following Luke Combs' "She Got the Best of Me" which led for 4 weeks; Old Dominion's "Hotel Key" (two); Luke Bryan's "Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset" (two); Jason Aldean's "Drowns the Whiskey," that includes Miranda Lambert (two); Brett Young's "Mercy" (two); Kenny Chesney's "Get Along" (two); Dan + Shay's "Tequila" (two); Kane Brown's "Heaven" (two); Aldean's "You Make It Easy" (two); Bryan's "Most People Are Good" (three); Thomas Rhett's "Marry Me" (two); and Russell Dickerson's "Yours" (two).

Similarly, in 2017, 12 of 33 songs that ascended to No. 1 on Country Airplay led for a number of weeks.

BENTLEY'S "BURNING" Dierks Bentley's "Burning Man" (Capitol Nashville), that includes Brothers Osborne, pushes 11-10 on Country Airplay, up 5 % to 22.1 million impressions.

"Man" marks Bentley's 24th Country Airplay prime 10, a sum that features 16 No. 1s. He reigned together with his debut single, "What Was I Thinkin'," in 2003.

Bentley ties Alabama for 18th place amongst acts with essentially the most Country Airplay prime 10s, relationship to the chart's January 1990 inception. George Strait leads with 61.

Finally, Brothers Osborne financial institution their second Country Airplay prime 10, after "Stay a Little Longer" reached No. 2 in 2016.