Florida Georgia Line Set Billboard Record With ‘Cruise’
Florida George Line broke a 51-year-old record with 'Cruise,' a song that topped Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart for a 12th week. That's the most ever for a duo, breaking a record set by Carl Butler and Pearl in 1962 with 'Don't Let Me Cross Over.'
'Cruise' first topped the charts in December, reclaiming the top spot after the remix with rapper Nelly was released. Billboard's methodology combines radio airplay, sales and streaming to determine the rankings on its weekly charts. The remix of 'Cruise' has been a top seller for several weeks, selling 189,000 singles just last week, according to Billboard.
The new methodology was put into place last fall -- previously only radio airplay was used to determine chart rankings. The non-consecutive 12-week run for 'Cruise' is the best of any act in country since the change, topping the 10 weeks 'We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together' by Taylor Swift held the position. The all-time leader for most time at No. 1 is Buck Owens' 1963 single 'Love's Gonna Live Here,' which spent 16 weeks at the top.