Who knew that Wallen’s hit would have such staying power that it would still be the number one song on the Hot 100 six months later?
Billboard released their official Top 10 from their Hot 100 for this week (dated August 19), and Morgan Wallen’s “Last Night” beat out Luke Combs‘ cover of “Fast Car” and regained the number one spot. One could argue (and easily win the argument) that some of the summer’s hottest songs have belonged to the country music genre.
The performance of “Last Night” on the Billboard Hot 100 has broken records throughout its historic run, and One Thing at a Time has also rocketed past former chart records too. When the album got to 11 weeks at the number one spot, it rivaled some of the most famous songs and albums of all time.
Whitney Houston’s 1987 album Whitney (which featured “I Wanna Dance With Somebody”) and Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life in 1976 (which included “Isn’t She Lovely”) were the only other albums on the list to reach 11 straight consecutive weeks at the number one spot.
With the most recent week at the top spot for “Last Night,” the Morgan Wallen track is now the most successful country hit of all time and the longest reign ever for a song that doesn’t have a feature.
Getting to the 16th week at number one now puts “Last Night” in a tie with “One Sweet Day” by Mariah Carey & Boyz II Men and “Despacito” by Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee and Justin Bieber for the longest time spent at the top of the charts. The all-time record is 19 weeks, which is held by “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X’s collaboration with Billy Ray Cyrus.
#MorganWallen 's “Last Night” is now officially and the only one longest-running SOLO #1 in Billboard Hot 100 chart's HISTORY with 16 weeks.
So you might see Morgan Wallen trending on X (formerly known as Twitter) if you were to look, and it’s either because of his crazy run with “Last Night,” or the fact that he appears to have shaved off his patented mullet and is now rocking an extreme buzz cut.
The shaved mullet part is definitely causing as much of a stir on social media as the historic chart performance. Hey, maybe chopping the hair off got people to listen to “Last Night” more? Smart move by Wallen if so…