Morgan Wallen, Luke Combs Earn First Number One and Two Country Songs on Billboard Hot 100 in 42 Years

(L-R) Morgan Wallen and Luke Combs

Country songs again hold the top two spots on the Billboard Hot 100 chart after more than 40 years. Morgan Wallen’s “Last Night” is number one, and Luke Combs’ cover of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” is number two.

The last time country music topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart was on March 7, 1981, when Eddie Rabbitt’s “I Love a Rainy Night” and Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” were number one and two, respectively.

Wallen’s latest album, One Thing at a Time, has charted all 36 songs. It has also topped Billboard’s Top Country Albums and 200 charts. Combs’ 2023 album, Gettin’ Old, peaked at numbers 1 and 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums and No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart.

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(Photos courtesy of Big Loud Records & Sony Music Nashville)