Parmalee and Blanco Brown’s “Just the Way” completes a year-long journey to the top 10 of Billboard’s airplay-, sales- and streaming-based Hot Country Songs chart, as it climbs 12-8 on the dated Feb. 20-dated tally.
On the Country Airplay chart, the song lifts 5-4, up by 2% to 25.3 million audience impressions in the week ending Feb. 14, according to MRC Data. It also increased by 34% to 6.9 million U.S. streams and sold 1,000 downloads in the week ending Feb. 11.
Parmalee adds its second Hot Country Songs top 10 among six entries. It’s the band’s first since its debut hit “Carolina,” which peaked at No. 2, and topped Country Airplay, in December 2013.
Brown banks his second career-opening Hot Country Songs top 10, after his viral hit “The Git Up” ruled for 12 weeks beginning in July 2019.
“Just the Way” reaches the Hot Country Songs top 10 in its 52nd week, wrapping the second-longest ascent to the tier. Chris Stapleton’s “Millionaire” took 56 weeks and peaked at No. 4 in 2019.
RISIN’ “SHINE” Darius Rucker rolls up his 11th Hot Country Songs top 10 as “Beers and Sunshine” bubbles up 13-9. It holds at its No. 3 Country Airplay high, up 3% to 27.5 million in audience. It also drew 4.7 million streams (up 11%) and sold 1,000 downloads (up 7%).
Rucker last ranked in the region with his most recent entry, “For the First Time,” which reached No. 7 on Hot Country Songs, and led Country Airplay, in June 2018. He boasts back-to-back Hot Country Songs top 10s for the first time since 2010-11, when “Come Back Song” and “This” each led the list.
“DOWN” IS UP Continuing the parade of new Hot Country Songs top 10s, Luke Bryan makes his 31st trip to the tier as “Down to One” hops 14-10. It bumps 6-5 on Country Airplay, down less than 1% to 24.6 million impressions, and drew 4.7 million U.S. streams and sold 3,000 in the tracking week.
“Down” is Bryan’s first Hot Country Songs top 10 since “One Margarita,” which peaked at No. 2 last July.
“LONG” RUN On Country Airplay, Florida Georgia Line earns its 18th top 10, a total that includes 14 leaders, as “Long Live” pushes 11-8, up by 7% to 18.8 million impressions. The duo comprising Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelley last visited the top 10 with “I Love My Country,” which reached No. 2 last September.
Meanwhile, Hubbard’s first hit outside FGL, “Undivided,” with Tim McGraw, bullets at No. 21 on Country Airplay (8.6 million, up 7%).
“GLAD” TIDINGS Dan + Shay notch their second-highest Hot Country Songs debut as “Glad You Exist” bounds in at No 16. It sold 7,000 in its first week and enters Country Digital Song Sales at No. 2, marking the pair’s 11th top 10. The track also drew 5.9 million streams and 3.1 million in airplay audience.
The duo of Dan Smyers and Shay Mooney previously started at a No. 15 best on Hot Country Songs with “Tequila” in January 2018. The song went on to a four-week command in February 2019.