Luke Combs’ 13-fight streak on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart comes to an end after ‘The Kind of Love We Make’ reaches No. 2
It’s the end of an era.
After 13 consecutive No. 1 singles on the Billboard Country Airplay charts, Luke Combs’ insane streak of radio hits has come to an end.
His latest single “The Kind of Love We Make” just peaked at first place on the Mediabase country chart about a week ago, which is one of two labels used to officially track their song performances (the other being the aforementioned Billboard Country Airplay chart).
Since debuting the mega single “Hurricane” in 2016, it has been back-to-back with hit after hit for Luke, as well as others like “When It Rains It Pours”, “One Number Away”, “”Beautiful Crazy”, ” Beer Never Broke My Heart”, and many more.
It’s unprecedented the number of back-to-back hits the North Carolina native has released, and it’s truly a true testament to his talent and ability to resonate with the masses as an entertainer.
But sadly, it failed to top Cole Swindell’s hit “She Had Me at Heads Carolina,” which is currently the top song on the Billboard Country Airplay charts, as Luke’s song died out at second. place on this specific list.
“The Kind of Love We Make” was close to earning top honors though, and it also went No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, Top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, spent two weeks as Mediabase # 1, was in the Top 3 of Billboard Streaming, and the Top 5 of sales by country…
So while the overall #1 streak is still intact, the Country Airplay Chart streak is complete.
Not too shabby, huh?
And I mean, Luke said it himself, “nothing lasts forever,” so it had to end one day, and it sure was one hell of a ride for the country superstar.
His long streak of six straight years of consecutive #1s on the Country Airplay Chart may be over, but I have a feeling there are many, many more big hits in his future…this train won’t slow down soon, that’s for sure.
The song itself is a sweet, savory melody about action (if you couldn’t tell by the title), and was co-written by Luke with The Brothers Hunt, Jamie Davis and Dustin Nunley.
And it seems likely that the next single from his Growing up album will be the duet with the great Miranda Lambert “Outrunnin’ Your Memory,” which, in my mind, is another easy No. 1 for two of the best mainstream artists in all of country music.
“The Kind of Love We Make”
“Overtake Your Memory”