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Country Chart News - The Top 30 Digital Singles - July 31, 2013: Brett Eldredge, Tyler Farr & Thomas Rhett Top 10; Danielle Bradberry Still On Chart

By: Matt Bjorke

Last Updated: July 31, 2013 12:07 PM

With radio airplay for Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” at their peak a couple of weeks ago, the long-running #1 single has begun its descent from the position, but not before it continues to craft new records and eventually reach 6m downloads (2,000,000 of those from the Remix alone).

Florida Georga Line has now sold 5.35 million downloads of “Cruise” in 66 weeks on the charts. It’s nearing some of the top-selling Country digital tracks of all time, including Lady Antebellum’s “Need You Now,” a massively successful single which has sold 6.18 million tracks to date (Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” is Country’s all-time best with over 8 million tracks sold). In two weeks Luke Bryan is set to release his highly-anticipated Crash My Party album. The album’s lead single jumps back into the Top 5 from last week’s #8 slot with a gain of 19,000 singles sold, giving the track this week’s best-sales jump and making it our Riser of the Week. The single has now sold over 1.12 million downloads and is just ahead of Hunter Hayes 1.09 million seller, “I Want Crazy.” Blake Shelton’s “Boys Round Here” sits at #4 with total sales in the 1.73 million range while #5 is Randy Houser with his current week Billboard/BDS #1 hit “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight,” The single has now sold 757k downloads since being released on the How Country Feels album 27 weeks ago.

New Artists Hold Down 4 of the #6-10 slots this week, including Tyler Farr, Thomas Rhett and Brett Eldredge. Darius Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel” Reaches Double Platinum in Sales.

Florida Georgia Line may be dominating the sales charts but they’re still new artists. They’ll likely win the 2013 CMA Best New Artist award (probably rightfully so, given their massive sales success in just one year) at this year’s CMA Music Awards and they hold the #6 slot on this chart with current Country hit “Round Here.” The single is 50,000 downloads away from becoming their third (out of three) singles to secure Gold (or better) certification. The duo is followed by Double Platinum single “Wagon Wheel” from Darius Rucker. People may have wondered why he’d take a ‘well-known’ song and release it but look at the success, it’s the biggest-selling hit of his career. Thomas Rhett (who is one of the songwriters who wrote FGL’s “Round Here”) hits #8 this week with “It Goes Like This.” he sold 11% more than last week (over 4,000 tracks) to bring sales of the track to 341k. Right behind him is Tyler Farr with “Redneck Crazy,” a single which has now sold 491k and will be certified Gold by next week (it’s likely already sold enough singles this week to be eligible. Rounding out the Top 10 is Brett Eldredge with his Top 5 Airplay hit “Don’t Ya,” a single which gave Eldredge his first Gold single award at last-night’s CD Release party.

Notable Singles Include “Aw Naw” from Chris Young, Train’s “Bruises” with Ashley Monroe, Tim McGraw’s “Southern Girl” and Blake Shelton’s “Mine Would Be You.”

Carrie Underwood’s “See You Again” sits at #15 this week and is 25,000 tracks away from scoring another Gold plaque for her office while Kip Moore’s “Hey Pritty Girl” sits at #16 (It’s #1 on Mediabase/Aircheck’s radio chart this week). Chris Young’s “Aw Naw” is inching closer to Gold with sales for the lead single from A.M. at 180k. The song hits the Top 20 for the first time since the week of the single’s release 10 weeks ago.  Train’s soothing “Bruises” (featuring the brilliant Ashley Monroe) has returned to the Top 30 this weekat #22 with sales now approaching 200k for the single which has scored on minor country charts and on Adult Pop/AAA stations. Tim McGraw’s latest hit from Two Lanes Of Freedom, “Southern Girl” is a fast-riser on radio and jumps from #57 to #24 on this week’s chart with sales increasing over 9,000 tracks (110% of last week’s sales) to bring sales for last week to 18,000. Blake Shelton -- too -- hits the Top 30 with the third single from Based on a True Story... “Mine Would Be You” sits at #26, a jump of 117% over last weeks sales and bringing the single from #64 to #26. Finally, Blake’s protege Danielle Bradbery sits at #27 with “The Heart of Dixie.” She’s sold over 93k tracks in just two weeks (and she debuted on the Top 50 of Billboard’s chart).

Outside The Top 30 Notes:

  • Toby Keith is primed to re-enter the Top 30 next week with his latest hit “Drinks After Work. Sales are now at 74k.

  • Cole Swindell -- who signed a major label deal this week -- has now sold 141k of “Chillin’ It” and should have a nice swift rise up this and the Radio Airplay chart. He sits at #36 and has charted in the Top 60 of Billboard for the first time, all in his first week with Warner Nashville.

  • Josh Thompson debuts at #38 with “Cold Beer With Your Name On It.” The single sold 12,500 tracks its first week on the chart.

  • Jake Owen’s “Barefoot Blue Jean Night” is Double Platinum with sales over 2 million tracks. Congrats to Jake.

  • The same goes for Zac Brown Band’s “Knee Deep,” a track which has now sold 2.011 million tracks.

Songs falling out of the Top 30 This Week:

  • Zac Brown Band - “Jump Right In”

  • Hunter Hayes - “Wanted”

  • Little Big Town - “Your Side Of The Bed”

New singles that may debut next week:

  • Chris Young’s “A.M.”

  • Steve Holy - “Radio Up”

  • Rachel Holder - “Lord Help Me”

The Top 30 Digital Singles In Country Music (7/31/13)*

*Numbers are rounded to nearest thousandth.  

LW

01

08

03

04

06

07

05

10

09

11

17

14

12

16

13

15

19

22

18

20

21

35

23

57

26

64

02

27

29

24

TW

01

02

03

04

05

06

07

08

09

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

Artist

Florida Georgia Line

Luke Bryan

Hunter Hayes

Blake Shelton

Randy Houser

Florida Georgia Line

Darius Rucker

Thomas Rhett

Tyler Farr

Brett Eldredge

Jason Aldean

T.McGraw/T.Swift

Billy Currington

Keith Urban

Carrie Underwood

Kip Moore

Easton Corbin

Chris Young

Lee Brice

Florida Georgia Line

The Band Perry

Train/A.Monroe

Miranda Lambert

Tim McGraw

Brad Paisley

Blake Shelton

Danielle Bradbery

Sheryl Crow

Justin Moore

Jake Owen

Track

Cruise

Crash My Party

I Want Crazy

Boys ‘Round Here

Runnin' Outta Moonlight

‘Round Here

Wagon Wheel

It Goes Like This

Redneck Crazy

Don’t Ya

Night Train

Highway Don’t Care

Hey Girl

Little Bit Of Everything

See You Again

Hey Pretty Girl

All Over The Road

Aw Naw

Parking Lot Party

Get Your Shine On

DONE.

Bruises

Mama’s Broken Heart

Southern Girl

Beat This Summer

Mine Would Be You

The Heart Of Dixie

Easy

Point At You

Anywhere With You

TW

119,000

67,000

62,000

58,000

57,000

48,000

47,000

43,000

41,000

32,000

32,000

32,000

32,000

28,000

28,000

28,000

24,000

24,000

24,000

22,000

21,000

19,000

18,000

18,000

15,000

15,000

15,000

15,000

14,000

14,000

LW

138,000

48,000

65,000

64,000

53,000

52,000

54,000

38,000

43,000

35,000

26,000

31,000

32,000

28,000

32,000

29,000

25,000

22,000

26,000

24,000

21,000

13,000

21,000

8,000

16,000

7,000

78,000

15,000

15,000

18,000

Total Sales

5,356,000

1,124,000

1,087,000

1,735,000

757,000

453,000

2,003,000

341,000

491,000

546,000

227,000

1,498,000

390,000

323,000

474,000

687,000

426,000

180,000

264,000

1,381,000

713,000

196,000

1,362,000

66,000

518,000

88,000

93,000

204,000

236,000

644,000

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