On Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, which blends airplay, sales and streaming data, Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” steamrolls to a landmark 20th week at No. 1. The song breaks a tie with Leroy Van Dyke’s “Walk On By” (1961-62) for the longest command by a solo artist on the nearly 59-year-old Hot Country Songs chart. It’s now solely the second-longest reign overall, trailing only Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” (24 weeks at No. 1 in 2012 and 2013).
“Body” also rules Country Streaming Songs (16.2 million U.S. streams) and Country Digital Song Sales (47,000 sold) for a 20th week each, while logging a 13th week in the Country Airplay top five (No. 4; 36.8 million in audience) after leading the list for three weeks.
Say what you want about that song, (cough, not country, cough, I’m a troll) it’s catchy as all hell. Congrats Sam
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