On July 23, Jason Aldean released a new duet with Carrie Underwood called “If I Didn’t Love You.” It marks the first time the two country superstars have ever recorded a song together.
“If I Didn’t Love You” is told from the voices of two lovers who have parted ways, but feel miserable now that they’re no longer together.
As one lyric goes, “If I didn’t love you I’d be good by now, I’d be better than barely getting by somehow…“
Aldean and Underwood released a lyric video for “If I Didn’t Love You” on the same day they dropped the song. The video follows them through the studio when they were working on recording the track.
Since fans waited so long to hear a collaboration between Aldean and Underwood, it comes as no surprise that “If I Didn’t Love You” is a smash hit.
Billboard cites MRC Data, which indicates the song generated nine million streams in its first tracking week ending in July 29. It also sold 29,500 downloads during the same period.
After generating so many downloads, “If I Didn’t Love You” flew to the #1 spot on the Country Digital Song Sales chart. But that’s just one impressive feat Aldean and Underwood’s new song accomplished.
According to Billboard, “If I Didn’t Love You” made its debut on the Hot Country Songs chart at the second position. In doing so, the song made history by breaking the record for “the highest debut for a duet between a solo male and female.”
The record was previously held by Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani. Their 2019 duet “Nobody but You” debuted at the ninth spot on the chart.
On top of claiming the second slot on the Hot Country Songs chart, “If I Didn’t Love You” currently sits in 28th place on the Country Airplay chart.
Give “If I Didn’t Love You” a listen by tuning in to the song’s lyric video below. Congratulations to Aldean and Underwood for making country chart history!