Morgan Wallen’s ‘Last Night’ Wraps at No. 1 on Billboard’s 2023 Songs of the Summer Chart

Morgan Wallen’s “Last Night” reigns as the No. 1 title on Billboard’s Songs of the Summer chart for the 2023 summer season.

Notably, a country song tops the season-ending tally for the first time since 1974 — while, with Luke Combs’ “Fast Car” at No. 2, country hits claim the top two spots for the first time.


The 20-position Songs of the Summer running tally tracks the most popular titles based on cumulative performance on the weekly streaming-, airplay- and sales-based Billboard Hot 100 chart from Memorial Day through Labor Day (this year encompassing charts dated June 10 through Sept. 9).

“Last Night” claims the title on the 2023 Songs of the Summer chart after leading the weekly chart all 14 weeks this season. On the Hot 100, it dominated for 16 weeks – the most ever for a non-collaboration. It also topped the Hot Country Songs chart for 25 weeks.

The single is just the second that has hit the top 10 on both the Hot 100 and Hot Country Songs and won top seasonal honors on Songs of the Summer: It joins John Denver’s “Annie’s Song,” which reached No. 1 on the Hot 100 and No. 9 on Hot Country Songs in 1974.

Here is a rundown of the Songs of the Summer chart’s top 10 for 2023:

  • No. 1, “Last Night,” Morgan Wallen
  • No. 2, “Fast Car,” Luke Combs
  • No. 3, “Calm Down,” Rema & Selena Gomez
  • No. 4, “Flowers,” Miley Cyrus
  • No. 5, “All My Life,” Lil Durk feat. J. Cole
  • No. 6, “Cruel Summer,” Taylor Swift
  • No. 7, “Karma,” Taylor Swift feat. Ice Spice
  • No. 8, “Snooze,” SZA
  • No. 9, “Kill Bill,” SZA
  • No. 10, “Fukumean,” Gunna

Meanwhile, with Luke Combs’ cover of Tracy Chapman’s 1988 classic “Fast Car” at No. 2 on the final 2023 Songs of the Summer chart, country hits hold the list’s top two positions for the first time (dating to the Hot 100’s 1958 inception).

Morgan Wallen and Luke Combs
Morgan Wallen and Luke Combs attend the 2019 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena on June 5, 2019, in Nashville.

Also, as noted above, Taylor Swift and SZA each boast two tracks in the Songs of the Summer top 10 for 2023: Swift with “Cruel Summer” and “Karma” (featuring Ice Spice), and SZA with “Snooze” and “Kill Bill,” respectively.

(“Cruel Summer” is also the first “summer”-titled Songs of the Summer chart hit since Calvin Harris’ “Summer,” which placed at No. 8 for 2014.)

Harry Styles’ “As It Was” ruled as the season-ending No. 1 on the 2022 Songs of the Summer chart, after BTS’ “Butter” glided to a top finish in 2021; DaBaby’s “Rockstar,” featuring Roddy Ricch, wrapped on top in 2020; Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, led in 2019; and Drake’s “In My Feelings” won in 2018.

Check out the top 10 summer songs every year throughout the Hot 100’s history (from the chart’s start in 1958), the top 500 Greatest of All Time Songs of the Summer and this season’s final Songs of the Summer chart in its entirety.

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