After getting jumped last week by Jason Aldean’sLights Come On,” Keith Urban’s EDM/Country hybrid single “Wasted Time” returns the favor, jumping 3-1 while Jason Aldean holds at number two.  This marks the sixth straight week with a new number one on the BDS/Nielsen Country Airplay Chart. Urban’s single also ranks number one on Mediabase’s Country Rate The #Music survey (3.96 out of five points and a 17 percent burnout rate), which measures listener feedback among fans loyal to the Country format. 

Even though “Wasted Time” has reached the Top 25 on Adult Top 40 radio in Canada, Urban’s song has yet to attract any significant crossover airplay in the U.S.  In other Keith Urban related news, he just celebrated his ten-year anniversary to Nicole Kidman, and paid tribute to the late Glenn Frey online.

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Highlighting recent rapid turnover on Country Airplay Chart

Since Dierks Bentley’sSomewhere on a Beach” (which re-enters the Top Ten this week) finished its two-week run on top six weeks ago, five one-week Number Ones have rotated in and out of the top spot on the Country Airplay Chart.  However, based on Mediabase Country airplay data after four of the seven tracking days for this coming week, Urban is still gaining in audience.  Therefore, “Wasted Time” looks likely to finally slow down the revolving door at number one at Country radio, at least for a week. 

In fact, Urban’s gain of 4.958 million impressions over last week finishes second for the week only to Carrie Underwood’sChurch Bells,” which gained 5 million in audience from the week before.   The last song to reach three weeks at number one is Cole Swindell’sYou Should Be Here,” which achieved the hat trick this spring.

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'H.O.L.Y.' three weeks away from number one

Should Underwood and/or Aldean fail to displace Urban, the next number one on Country Airplay is likely Florida Georgia Line’s (FGL) “H.O.L.Y.” in three weeks.  FGL has led Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart now for eight straight weeks.  FGL’s song maintains its huge lead over the rest of the Country singles in both sales and streaming, and has begun receiving crossover airplay at Adult Contemporary and Adult Top 40

FGL’s only mediocre metric right now is Mediabase’s Rate The Music, where the song ranks at 13 out of 30 (3.66 out of five points and 28 percent burnout rate).  Perhaps poor callout scores have held “H.O.L.Y.” back from climbing more quickly at Country radio.

Top 30 Country Airplay Songs week ending June 26

Here are the Top 30 most-heard songs at Country Radio according to BDS/Nielsen for the seven-day tracking period ending June 26.  This list ranks the tracks by audience, with totals in millions of impressions provided next to the artist's’ name, and ranking current and recurrent singles together.

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  • Wasted Time – Keith Urban – 46.059 (week one at Number One)
  • Lights Come On – Jason Aldean – 44.668
  • Church Bells – Carrie Underwood – 41.766
  • Huntin’, Fishin’ & Loving Every Day – Luke Bryan – 40.347
  • H.O.L.Y. – Florida-Georgia Line – 35.931
  • Record Year – Eric Church – 33.431
  • T-Shirt – Thomas Rhett – 33.298
  • Noise – Kenny Chesney – 31.983
  • Head Over Boots – Jon Pardi – 30.413
  • Somewhere On A Beach – Dierks Bentley – 29.623
  • Came Here To Forget – Blake Shelton – 28.945
  • Humble And Kind – Tim McGraw – 27.444
  • Fix – Chris Lane – 26.765
  • Think Of You – Chris Young/Cassadee Pope – 25.354
  • From The Ground Up – Dan + Shay 24.435
  • American Country Love Song – Jake Owen – 22.765
  • Make You Miss Me – Sam Hunt – 21.732
  • Night’s On Fire – David Nail – 21.273
  • Snapback – Old Dominion – 21.245
  • It All Started With A Beer – Frankie Ballard – 19.767
  • You Look Like I Need A Drink – Justin Moore – 19.639
  • Peter Pan – Kelsea Ballerini – 18.168
  • Die A Happy Man – Thomas Rhett – 18.062
  • Mind Reader – Justin Lynch – 17.043
  • Running For You – Chris Moore – 16.321
  • I Like The Sound Of That – Rascal Flatts – 15.509
  • My Church – Maren Morris – 14.800
  • You Should Be Here – Cole Swindell – 14.641
  • Without A Fight – Brad Paisley/Demi Lovato – 14.581
  • Castaway – Zac Brown Band – 14.163