Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise’ Breaks Billboard Record
The guys of Florida Georgia Line are unstoppable, breaking another chart record this week. Billboard reports that the duo have officially scored 22 weeks at #1 on the Hot Country Songs chart with “Cruise.” The song overtakes Eddy Arnold’s “I’ll Hold You in My Heart (Till I Can Hold You in My Arms),” Hank Snow’s “I’m Moving On,” and Webb Pierce’s “In the Jailhouse Now,” each which held #1 for 21 weeks.
The record-break is due partially to Billboard’s new scoring method, which began last fall. While the survey used to rank songs purely on a select group of radio stations, it now accounts for digital downloads, streams and a larger radio panel.
Although “Cruise” cruised to #1 in December, the re-mix featuring Nelly has given it crossover appeal and returned it to the top of the Hot Country Song chart. According to Billboard, “Cruise” has sold 5.4 million downloads, making it the third-best-selling country digital track in history.
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