“Heartbeat” Becomes Carrie Underwood’s 20th #1 at Country Radio; 23rd Overall #1

Two weeks ago, an aggressive radio push allowed Keith Urban’s “Break On Me” to leapfrog Carrie Underwood’s “Heartbeat” and claim #1 on the Mediabase country radio singles chart.

Last week, Randy Houser’s “We Went” accomplished the same feat.

There was no leapfrogging “Hearbeat” this week, however. Up one place, “Heartbeat” earns #1 on the official chart.

In seizing the throne from “We Went” (which slips to #5), “Heartbeat” becomes Underwood’s third straight #1. “Smoke Break” and “Little Toy Guns,” her previous two singles, also reached the apex of the Mediabase chart.

With her Brad Paisley duet “Remind Me” included, this represents Underwood’s twentieth number one hit at country radio. Since “Inside Your Heaven” reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and “Somethin’ Bad (Miranda Lambert duet)” and “Something In The Water” reached #1 on Billboard Hot Country Songs (the latter also topped Hot Christian Songs), Underwood’s label Arista Nashville will likely tout “Heartbeat” as her 23rd total #1.

Not simply the leader in Mediabase chart points, “Heartbeat” also ranks as the Mediabase country panel’s most played and most heard song for the March 6-12 tracking week.

It received format-leading spin and audience impression counts of ~8,545 (+262) and 62.630 million (+1.578 million).

Positioned between “Heartbeat” (#1) and the aforementioned “We Went” (#5) are Zac Brown Band’s “Beautiful Drug” (#2, +1), Cole Swindell’s “You Should Be Here” (#3, +3**) and Brett Eldredge’s “Drunk On Your Love” (#4, +1).

**Editor’s Note: While “You Should Be Here” was initially listed as a Top 5 song last week, a late revision bumped it down to #6 on Mediabase’s published chart.

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.

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