The number one song for the week of September 15, 2018, on Billboard’s Country Music Hot Country Songs chart is Meant To Be by the Florida Georgia Line & Bebe Rexha. Not only is it the number one song it has been the number one song for the past 40 weeks. Incredible and I don’t mean incredible in a good way.
Meant To Be is not a real country song. Sure, it’s on the country charts and gets played on country radio but that doesn’t make it country. As anyone that knows me well will tell you I am no fan of today’s country music because, for the most part, today’s country music is not country, it’s pop. I know Meant To Be at number one is based on popularity but the song is simply misclassified and should not be on the country charts. As for as that goes, most of the songs on Billboard’s Country Music Hot Country Songs chart are not country.