Maren Morris’ “The Bones” is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the 18th week, which is the longest run by a solo female artist in the history of the chart. “The Bones” bested Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Getting Back Together,” which ruled the chart for 10 weeks beginning in October 2012. The longest run on the chart is Bebe Rexha’s “Meant to Be,” featuring Florida Georgia Line, which spent 50 weeks at No. 1 in 2017-2018.
Maren co-penned the tune, which is featured on her 2019 album, Girl, with Laura Veltz and Jimmy Robbins. “The Bones” also spent back-to-back weeks at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart in February 2020.
“The Bones” follows Maren’s previous No. 1 hits, “I Could Use a Love Song” (January 2018) and “Girl” (July 2019), as well as Thomas Rhett’s “Craving You” (July 2017), which featured Maren.
In June, Maren shared two previously unreleased tracks—“Just for Now” and “Takes Two”—that she recorded during the making of her debut album, Hero (2016), and sophomore album, Girl (2019).
Penned by Maren, Ryan Hurd and the late songwriter busbee, “Just for Now” was recorded during the Hero sessions.
Penned by Maren, Sarah Aarons and Greg Kurstin—the same trio behind No. 1 single, “Girl”—“Takes Two” was recorded during the Girl sessions.
Listen to “Just for Now” and “Takes Two” below.
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