Luke Combs Extends Career Opening Top 10 Record on Country Airplay Chart With ‘The Kind of Love We Make’

Luke Combs scores his 15th career opening top 10 in a row Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart that counts decent singles promoted to country radio, as “The Kind of Love We Make” rises from No. 12 to No. 10 (on chart dated Aug. 6). The song attracted 17.1 million audience impressions, up 13%, in the week ending July 31, according to Luminate.

The track, which Combs co-wrote with Jamie Davis and brothers Dan and Reid Isbell, could also extend his record streak for the career-opening Country Airplay No. 1s as his first 14 singles all topped the record, most recently “Doin’ This” for one week in May. Combs began his run with “Hurricane” in May 2017.

On the multimeter Hot Country Songs chart, “Kind” ranks at No. 2 after topping the chart dated July 9, becoming Combs’ fifth No. 1. It drew 12.6 million official US streams and sold 4,000 downloads in the week ending the 28th. July.

‘Night’ moves

Jon Pardi earns his ninth Hot Country Songs top 10 as “Last Night Lonely” lifts 12-9. It maintains its No. 8 Country Airplay high as it rose 6% to 18.9 million in audience. It also drew 5.9 million streams (up 31%) and sold 1,000 downloads (up 15%) in the tracking week.

Written by Jimi Bell, Joe Fox and Dylan Marlowe, the song is the first single from Pardi’s fourth full-length, Sir. Saturday nightwhich he helped produce and is due Sept. 2.

“Lonely” follows Pardi’s Lauren Alaina duet “Getting Over Him,” which hit No. 35 on Hot Country Songs in February. His most recent unaccompanied single, “Tequila Little Time”, reached No. 14 in December 2020, after “Ain’t Always a Cowboy” became his eighth top 10, rising to No. 6 in December 2020. Pardi’s first top 10 with “Up All Night”, a No. 10 hit in February 2014.

1 for 11

Morgan Wallen’s “Wasted on You” dominates Hot Country Songs for an 11th week. The track drew 12.2 million streams and sold 4,000 in the tracking week. On Country Airplay, where the song reigned for three weeks beginning July 2, it falls 3-5 (22.9 million, down 7%).

Now promoted to pop and adult radio, “Wasted” goes 32-26 on Adult Pop Airplay and 40-36 on Pop Airplay, after bowing as Wallen’s first entry on each chart.

Meanwhile, the track’s parent LP, Dangerous: The Double Albumrules Top country albums for a record 67th week (49,000 equivalent album units, up 1%).

Career ‘progress’

John Rich posts his highest debut on Hot Country Songs (including with Big Kenny as part of the duo Big & Rich) as his new independently released single “Progress” opens at No. 14. With 41,000 first-week downloads sold, earning Rich also had his biggest sales week for a song.

Released on July 22, the song has been gaining buzz on right-leaning social media platforms Truth Social and Rumble. Rich also performed it on Fox & Friends July 25.

“Progress” starts on top of both Country Digital Song Sales and digital song sales in all genres. Rich scores his fourth No. 1 on the former, following his and Mike Rowe’s “Santa’s Gotta Dirty Job,” which debuted at No. 1 in December; “Earth to God” (October 2020); and “Shut Up About Politics,” with The Five, from Fox News (June 2019). On Digital Song Sales, Rich claims his second lead after “Job”.

Rich logged his previous highest start on Hot Country Songs thanks to Big & Rich’s “When I Pray,” which debuted at No. 24 in June 2012 before hitting No. 16.

As a solo artist, Rich earns his second-highest Hot Country Songs ranking after “Shuttin’ Detroit Down” hit No. 12 in 2009. Big & Rich boasts a No. 1 on the survey among 20 entries: “Lost in This Moment,” in two weeks in 2007.

Related Posts