Chris Young’s “Who I Am With You” Returns to #1 at Country

Chris Young [CR: ABC]

What a cruel twist of fate.

After reaching #1 on the Saturday, July 12 edition of Mediabase’s rolling country airplay chart, Chris Young’s “Who I Am With You” slipped to #2 on the Sunday chart. Since the Sunday chart informs Mediabase’s “published” report, the Chris Young song missed out on scoring an official number one at Mediabase.

The honor instead went to Tyler Farr’s “Whiskey in My Water.”

Already a disappointing circumstance, the situation became even more unfortunate on Monday, when Chris Young’s “Who I Am With You” returned to #1 on the rolling airplay chart. Spun 7,369 times during the seven days ending July 13, “Who I Am With You” received more Monday-Sunday airplay than Farr’s “Whiskey.”

That uptick does not, however, change what was published by Mediabase. Farr’s song, which is now #2, reigns as the week’s number one.

And insofar as Joe Nichols’ #3 “Yeah” (or perhaps Farr’s #2 “Whiskey in My Water”) is expected to be Mediabase’s number one country song by the time next week’s official update is published, “Who I Am With You” is unlikely to receive an official #1 ranking from Mediabase despite being the country format’s most-played song on multiple occasions.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

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