My Kind of Country

Country music from a fan's point of view since 2008

Week ending 7/28/18: #1 singles this week in country music history

1958:  Guess Things Happen That Way / Come In Stranger — Johnny Cash (Sun)

1958 (Disk Jockeys): Alone With You — Faron Young (Capitol)

1968: Folsom Prison Blues — Johnny Cash (Sun)

1978: Only One Love In My Life — Ronnie Milsap (RCA)

1988: Don’t We All Have The Right — Ricky Van Shelton (Columbia Nashville)

1998: I Can Still Feel You — Colin Raye (Epic)

2008: Home — Blake Shelton (Warner Bros. Nashville)

2018: Meant To Be — Bebe Rexha featuring Florida Georgia Line (Big Machine)

2018: Get Along — Kenny Chesney (Blue Chair/Warner Nashville)

2 responses to “Week ending 7/28/18: #1 singles this week in country music history

  1. Paul W Dennis July 29, 2018 at 11:59 am

    A friend spotted this on FOREVER ALTOONA

    Florida Georgia Line Passes George Strait for the Most Weeks at Number One
    July 25, 201810:43 am

    Another day, another record for FLORIDA GEORGIA LINE. They’ve now spent a cumulative total of 90 weeks at the top of “Billboard’s” Hot Country Songs chart. That’s more than anyone in the history of that chart, which dates back to 1958. They crushed George Strait’s previous total of 84 weeks.

    My friend then forwarded the following article but I do not know what site he copied it from. Whatever the website, I agree completely:

    Maybe it is time to start ignoring the Hot Country Songs chart?

    Record Research is publishing an updated version of its Top Country Singles book next week (now covering 1944-2017), and for all songs that have charted since the introduction of the Hot Country Songs chart in 2012, the Hot Country Airplay peak is the primary peak position listed. The Hot Country Songs peak is listed further on the line of data for the song, but if you scan the left side of an artist’s entry, you’ll see the Airplay peak.

    So, since Record Research has decided to continue with Hot Country Airplay as the primary Country chart, I assume that the chart facts at the end of the book — like cumulative weeks at #1, most Top 10 hits, etc. — will not include Hot Country Songs data, which means FGL will still be way behind George Strait for cumulative weeks at #1.


    Let’s face it – the Hot Country Songs chart is a joke and a bad one at that

    • Luckyoldsun July 29, 2018 at 8:29 pm

      FL-GA Line can have 200 weeks at the top of whatever they call the “The Hot Country Songs” chart now, for all I care.

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