For the first time in more than four decades, country songs have hit the Nos. 1 and 2 spots on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Morgan Wallen‘s “Last Night” lands at No. 1 while Luke Combs’ cover of Tracy Chapman’s 1988 hit “Fast Car” is at No. 2.
The achievement by Wallen and Combs marks the first time in 42 years that country songs have filled the top two slots on the Hot 100 chart. The last time this happened was March 7, 1981, when Eddie Rabbitt’s “I Love a Rainy Night” and Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5” placed at No. 1 and 2, respectively.
Wallen has managed to chart all 36 songs from his latest album, One Thing at a Time; and the album has also topped Billboard‘s Top Country Albums and 200 charts. Combs’ 2023 album, Gettin’ Old, peaked at No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums, and reached No. 4 on the Billboard 200 chart.
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