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We ‘Thought You Should Know’: Morgan Wallen Tops Country Airplay Chart for Third Week

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Morgan Wallen’s “Thought You Should Know” becomes the first song of 2023 to rule Billboard‘s Country Airplay chart for three weeks, as it extends its reign on the March 11-dated survey. In the tracking week ending March 2, it gained by 1% to 34.9 million impressions, according to Luminate.

Wallen co-authored the track with Nicolle Galyon and Miranda Lambert. It’s from Wallen’s 36-song album One Thing at a Time, released Friday (March 3).

In a press release about the new LP, Wallen said: “I just try to tell it how it is – the good, the bad, the love, the heartbreak. That’s all I know how to do. My hope is that this album makes my fans proud; makes ’em laugh, smirk, cry, and think – just like it did for me.”

To celebrate the set’s arrival, Wallen is headlining a free show at Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena on Friday night.

Notably, of the 29 titles to ascend to the Country Airplay summit in 2022, only five dominated for three weeks or more – and two were by Wallen: “Wasted on You” (three weeks, beginning July 2) and “You Proof” (a record 10, starting Oct. 15). The others were: Jason Aldean’s “Trouble With a Heartache” (three, May 28); Scotty McCreery’s “Damn Strait” (three, July 23); and Cole Swindell’s “She Had Me at Heads Carolina” (four, Sept. 17).

Concurrently, Wallen’s “One Thing at a Time,” his newest single at country radio, rises 37-36 on Country Airplay (3.4 million impressions, up 21%). “Last Night,” also from One Thing at a Time, jumps 47-41 (2.2 million, up 51%). The latter is being promoted to pop radio and climbs 40-34 on the Pop Airplay chart.

Meanwhile, among Wallen’s eight Country Airplay No. 1s, half have now led for three weeks or more. Prior to “Thought,” “Proof” and “Wasted,” he reigned for three weeks in June 2019 with “Whiskey Glasses.”

All charts dated March 11 will update on Tuesday, March 7.

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