7 Years Ago: “Wanted” by Hunter Hayes Hits #1
Hunter Hayes can do it all. He plays nearly every instrument; writes his own songs; and sings. He's pretty much the entire package when it comes to an entertainer.
Hunter's first radio single was a top 15 hit called "Storm Warning" in 2011 but his first big hit came in 2012, with a song called, "Wanted."
Released in March of 2012, the song would go on to reach number one on the Mediabase country chart by the third week of September. It also hit number one on the Billboard Country Airplay chart.
It also went on to reach the top 25 at pop radio, the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100 and become one of the best-selling country songs of all time -- over five-times platinum!
Written by Hunter Hayes and Troy Verges, the song was off Hunter's self-titled, debut album. The album would produce another number one hit, "Somebody's Heartbreak"; along with a deluxe package number one, "I Want Crazy."
"Wanted" struck a nerve with so many country listeners. It spoke to so many people who are in a relationship and really showed off Hunter's writing capabilities.