Luke Combs Scores 18th Straight #1 Song

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“Where The Wild Things Are” claims No. 1 spot on the Mediabase country chart

Country powerhouse Luke Combs released his latest single “Where the Wild Things Are” in 2023 as a part of his album Gettin’ Old. The song was written by Randy Montana and Dave Turnbull and is one of the few songs on the album that Combs did not have a hand in writing.

“Where the Wild Things Are” is a wistful tale sung from the perspective of a sibling reflecting on the untamed spirit of their brother. The emotional narrative tells of the brother’s adventures out West and ultimately pays tribute to a life lost while doing the things he loved.

Luke Combs has had 18 consecutive singles top the charts

This week, “Where the Wild Things Are” has made its way to the top of the Mediabase country chart, claiming the No. 1 spot. Mediabase is one of two major charts that industry professionals reference to determine the success of songs (along with Billboard).

This marks Luke Combs’ 18th consecutive No. 1 hit, following “Fast Car” and “Love You Anyway.” Combs has managed to turn every singe he has released since 2016 into a chart-topping hit. This level of consistent chart success is rare, and shows that Combs has an undeniable connection to the heartbeat of country music fans.

In addition, he becomes only the second country artist in history to replace himself at the top of the chart – a feat that was also accomplished by Willie Nelson.

“Where the Wild Things Are” was almost recorded by Eric Church

According to Combs’ collaborators, the song had been floating around Nashville for a few years before it was finally recorded, and shared that singer-songwriter Eric Church “almost cut it.” However, Combs felt such a strong connection to the narrative, he felt compelled to include it on his album.

Listen to “Where the Wild Things Are” by Luke Combs below!