Maren Morris Passes Taylor Swift for a Billboard Country Chart Record
The song has since spent an additional week at No. 1, giving Morris 12 weeks total: the most among female solo artists, passing Taylor Swift, who took "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" to the top for 10 weeks in October of 2012.
The Hot Country Songs chart is different than the Country Airplay chart, which relies solely on radio airplay; instead, the Hot Country Songs chart also considers digital downloads and streaming data. "The Bones" reached No. 1 on the Airplay chart in February, and has also enjoyed crossover success on pop radio formats.
The Hot Country Songs chart was reimagined in October of 2012, and soon after, Swift took her hit to the top spot. Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise" and Sam Hunt's "Body Like a Back Road" are two more hits that have enjoyed extended stays on top of the chart (24 and 34 weeks, respectively). But the all-time record is 50 weeks, set by Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line's "Meant to Be" in 2017 and 2018. All of these songs have also enjoyed tremendous crossover success.
"The Bones" is the second single from Morris' acclaimed Girl album, released in 2019. Morris also dominates streaming services like Spotify, where her nearly 15 million monthly listeners are second to only Dan + Shay's 16.6 million.
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