Dan + Shay Earn Eighth No.1 With ‘I Should Probably Go To Bed’

Dan + Shay’s “I Should Probably Go To Bed” sits atop the Mediabase Country chart this week.  The soaring ballad…

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Lauren Jo Black

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January 20, 2021

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Dan + Shay’s “I Should Probably Go To Bed” sits atop the Mediabase Country chart this week. 

The soaring ballad marks the duo’s eighth career No.1 and fifth consecutive chart-topper.

“We’re honestly so happy about this we could cry,” the duo shared on Twitter upon hearing the news. “We poured our hearts and souls into making this song at home during quarantine, and to see country radio + our fans embrace it has truly meant the world. Huge thanks to everyone who made ISPGTB the #1 song this week!”

To date, “I Should Probably Go To Bed” has raked in over one million track equivalents and is on its way to more than 200 million global streams.

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“I Should Probably Go To Bed” was written in early 2020 was produced entirely by the duo’s Dan Smyers and every instrument was performed and recorded by Smyers at his home studio in Nashville, TN. Smyers and Shay Mooney co-wrote the song with Sean Douglas and Jason Evigan. 

“We wrote part of this song in Los Angeles during Grammy week but finished it at my house, on my piano, kind of by accident,” Smyers previously explained. “Shay had come over to record vocals on another song that we had written. We took a break, went downstairs, started singing this song, and realized this song needs a big ending. So we really went for it.”

He went on to praise Mooney’s vocals, calling it one of his “favorite vocal performances of all time.” 

The two-time GRAMMY winners are expected to release their fourth studio album sometime this year. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.