Luke Combs rises to No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 Songwriters chart (dated Nov. 7), spending his first week in charge thanks to six songwriting credits on the latest Billboard Hot 100.
Plus, Joey Moi spends a fourth week at No. 1 on Hot 100 Producers.
Thanks to their reigns, a current core country songwriter and producer top the two tallies simultaneously for the first time since the lists launched in June 2019.
Luke Combs Returns to No. 1 on Artist 100 Chart For Second Week on Top
For Combs, leading his Hot 100 haul, “Forever After All” debuts at No. 2, the highest entrance ever for a song that has also appeared on Hot Country Songs by a solo male; the track concurrently opens atop the Hot Country Songs chart. The song is from the deluxe reissue of his LP What You See Is What You Get, which surges back to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 109,000 equivalent album units, up 399 percent, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data.
Here’s a look at all six of Combs’ songwriting credits on this week’s Hot 100.
Rank, Title (songwriters in addition to Combs)
No. 2, “Forever After All” (Rob Williford, Drew Parker)
No. 30, “Better Together” (Dan Isbell, Randy Montana)
No. 41, “Lovin’ on You” (Thomas Archer, Ray Fulcher, James McNair)
No. 69, “The Other Guy” (Rob Williford, Brandon Kinney)
No. 78, “Without You,” feat. Amanda Shires (Dan Isbell, Wyatt B. Durrette)
No. 84, “Cold as You” (Shane Minor, Randy Montana, Jonathan Singleton)
Three Combs collaborators also debut on Hot 100 Songwriters. Rob Williford, who co-wrote “Forever After All” and “The Other Guy,” arrives at No. 3; Drew Parker, who also co-wrote “Forever,” enters at No. 6; and Randy Montana, who co-wrote “Better Together” and “Cold as You,” begins at No. 7
On the Hot 100 Producers chart, Moi tallies his fourth week at No. 1, on the strength of four production credits on the Hot 100. Morgan Wallen’s “More Than My Hometown” (which Moi solely produced) leads at No. 23, followed by HARDY’s “One Beer,” featuring Lauren Alaina and Devin Dawson (No. 36, co-produced with Derek Wells); Wallen’s “7 Summers” (No. 60, solely produced); and Chris Lane’s “Big, Big Plans” (No. 67, solely produced).
Notably for the country genre, the late Johnny Marks and Owen Bradley simultaneously led Hot 100 Songwriters and Producers, respectively, for two weeks beginning last December. While their legacies are tied mostly to holiday hits, their highest shared Hot 100 entry last holiday season was “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” by Brenda Lee, who boasts a robust history on Billboard‘s country charts. Bradley, meanwhile, also produced Bobby Helms’ Christmas classic “Jingle Bell Rock,” along with country hits by Patsy Cline, Loretta Lynn and Conway Twitty, among others.
The weekly Hot 100 Songwriters and Hot 100 Producers charts are based on total points accrued by a songwriter and producer, respectively, for each attributed song that appears on the Hot 100; plus, genre-based songwriter and producer charts follow the same methodology based on corresponding “Hot”-named genre charts. As with Billboard‘s yearly recaps, multiple writers or producers split points for each song equally (and the dividing of points will lead to occasional ties on rankings).
The full Hot 100 Songwriters and Hot 100 Producers charts, in addition to the full genre rankings, can be found on Billboard.com/biz.