Maroon 5’s “Girls Like You” tops the Hot 100 & Janson’s “Drunk Girl” bullets at No. 10 on Country Airplay.
Welcome to the Streets Talkin Chart Beat Podcast, the place every week co-hosts Gary Trust and Trevor Anderson, from the Streets Talkin charts division, talk about why what's on the charts … is on the charts, whereas additionally present chart motion in a historic context for even higher insights.
This week, upon Maroon 5 and Cardi B's coronation on the Streets Talkin Hot 100 with "Girls Like You," Maroon 5's fourth No. 1 spanning 11 years, Gary and Trevor talk about whether or not the band is constructing (or has already constructed) a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame resume. (To be continued in 2027, when the group is first eligible for induction …)
Plus, this week's particular company are Chris Janson, at the moment bulleted at No. 10 on the Country Airplay chart with "Drunk Girl," his third high 10, after "Buy Me a Boat" and "Fix a Drink," and Warner Music Nashville chairman and CEO John Esposito, as interviewed by Streets Talkin's Nashville-based senior chart supervisor Jim Asker.
The trio provides insights into the dynamic between an artist and a label, whereas musing about Janson's ascent within the style, together with his three nominations on the Nov. 14 Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, for music and video of the yr for "Drunk Girl," in addition to new artist of the yr.
"Take a drunk lady dwelling / Let her sleep on their lonesome / Leave her keys on the counter, your quantity by the cellphone," Janson sings within the ballad. "Pick up her life she threw on the ground / Leave the corridor lights on, stroll out and lock the door / That's how she is aware of the distinction between a boy and man / Take a drunk lady dwelling."
Says Janson of the music, which he wrote with Scooter Carusoe and Tom Douglas, "I had a younger man come to me in a meet-and-greet, with an envelope. I may see it was a letter. He was a highschool senior. I stated I'd learn it later, and I did. He wrote, 'I stay in a group that's fairly upscale. There are numerous guys my age who’ve some huge cash. When you’ve got more cash than some, you’ll be able to have extra enjoyable typically. But, it provides them a sense of entitlement, that you are able to do something, in circles with girls, as properly, and I don't stand for that. I admire the music being a message that my friends are listening to.'
"I believed that was wonderful," Janson says. "It's vital."
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