Hoping its legacy will not be defined by last week’s unfortunate twist of fate, Chris Young’s “Who I Am With You” is pushing towards an official number one ranking on Mediabase’s country radio airplay chart.
Last week, Chris Young’s “Who I Am With You” reached #1 on the Saturday edition of Mediabase’s rolling country radio airplay chart. It then lost its position to Tyler Farr’s “Whiskey in My Water” on Sunday’s chart before returning to #1 on Monday’s listing.
The problem? The data featured in Sunday’s chart informs Mediabase’s official, published listing of country radio’s most-played tunes. “Who I Am With You” might have spent some time as country radio’s most-played song, but as far as Mediabase was concerned, “Whiskey in My Water,” not “Who I Am With You,” was last week’s #1 on the format.
And with Joe Nichols’ “Yeah” hot on its heels, it seemed unlikely “Who I Am With You” would contend for the #1 position on this week’s chart.
Things do not always play out as expected. While “Yeah” is the reigning #1 on Billboard’s version of the country airplay chart, Young’s “Who I Am With You” remains #1 on Mediabase’s rolling chart. It received 96 more spins than “Yeah” over the seven days ending July 18.
If it can retain the data for one more day, it will secure a #1 on the official, published edition of the Mediabase country chart. “Yeah,” which is the reigning #1 on Billboard’s country airplay listing, would settle for #2 on Mediabase.