Posted: Aug 01, 2013
Thanks to a little ditty by the name of “Cruise,” Florida Georgia Line has spent more time at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart than any other song in the chart’s 69-year history!
Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley of FGL have officially broken the four-way tie for the longest-running No. 1 song, previously held by the duo, Webb Pierce’s “In the Jailhouse Now” (1955), Hank Snow’s “I’m Moving On” (1950-51) and Eddy Arnold’s “I’ll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms)” (1947-48).
Since the record was last tied in 1955, the chart “now encompasses paid digital downloads, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and streaming data and an expanded radio panel,” according to Billboard.
Downloads for “Cruise,” combined with numbers from its remix with Nelly, total a whopping 5.4 million to date, making it the third most downloaded country song in history behind Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now” and Taylor Swift’s “Love Story.”
Florida Georgia Line will perform their current single “Round Here” on Conan Monday, Aug. 5 at 11PM Eastern on TBS.