2009: ‘Need You Now’ by Lady A

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Number of weeks spent as #1: 5

In 2009, Lady A (formerly Lady Antebellum) hit the #1 spot on the Hot Country chart for the first time when “I Run to You” reached the top for one week in July. Four months later, the band’s second hit single “Need You Now” made it to the top and stayed there for the rest of the year. The song was a major success on multiple Billboard charts, and won big at award shows including the Grammys, the Academy of Country Music Awards, and the CMT Music Awards. “Need You Now” has also been certified platinum nine times for selling 9 million units.