On This Day: Florida Georgia Line Goes #1 on Charts with ‘Meant to Be’ in 2017

by Katie Maloney
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Three years ago today Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line’s, “Meant to Be” spends 51 weeks on the charts peaking at number two.

After releasing several hit songs, the band teamed up with Bebe Rexha in 2017 to release, “Meant to Be.” The song is about a couple who, despite feeling a strong connection, is hesitant about the relationship. Ultimately, they decide to surrender and trust that if “it’s meant to be, it’ll be.”

Bebe Rexha sings “I don’t mean to be so uptight, but my heart has been hurt a couple times, by a couple guys who didn’t treat me right.” The group then continues, “Maybe we do, maybe we don’t. Maybe we will, maybe we won’t. But if it’s meant to be, it’ll be.”

Bebe Rexha and Florida Georgia Line’s “Meant to Be”

Band member Tyler Hubbard says to Billboard the song was inspired by a conversation with his wife, Hayley.

Hubbard explains that he was talking with his wife about not knowing what to write about with Bebe Rexha. His wife said, “Don’t stress about it. If it’s meant to be, it’ll be. So just go in there and have a positive attitude and think creatively. And you guys are gonna write something great.” Fans definitely agree that “Meant to Be,” is something great.

Florida Georgia Line Breaks Records

Undeniably, Florida Georgia Line has released many hits since its debut in 2012. Especially, the hit single “Cruise,” which was number one on Hot Country Songs for six months. This was the longest record of all-time until Sam Hunt’s “Body Like a Back Road” exceeded that in 2017.

Additionally, the duo broke a record set by George Strait in 1984. The record is for most cumulative weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

The combination of songs including “Cruise,” “Stay,” “This Is How We Roll,” Dirt,” “H.O.L.Y.,” and “Meant to Be,” earned them 100 career weeks on the chart. This new record makes Florida Georgia Line performers with the most weeks at the top of the chart since the chart’s start in 1958.

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