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Country Chart News - The Top 30 Digital Singles - November 20, 2013: News For FGL, Cassadee Pope, Danielle Bradbery, Scotty McCreery, & More

By: Matt Bjorke

Last Updated: November 20, 2013 3:11 PM

Eric Church returns to #1 with “The Outsiders,” the lead single to his album of the same name, due in early 2014. The single gained prime CMA Music Awards TV exposure, which helped all but a handful of songs (4) experience sales gains over last week in this week’s Top 30 Country Digital Singles Chart.

Things are set to get interesting in the next month or so. In addition to it being the Shopping season, there are a handful of country artists who will meet or surpass the Gold/Platinum marks with hits including Florida Georiga Line whose “Stay” is less than 130k tracks sold from scoring the duo a 4th consecutive Gold-certified (or better) single from Here’s To The Good Times. It’s this week’s best-selling country single with 51k while sitting at #2 for a second week in a row is the Keith Urban/Miranda Lambert smash “We Were Us.” The single, too, is well on its way to an eventual Gold-certifiaction (less than 170k tracks away). Sitting at #3 is the multi-week #1 hit “That’s My Kind Of Night” from Luke Bryan. Meanwhile, #4 is held down by the two week #1 hit “The Outsiders” from Eric Church. The track has now sold 231k in three weeks and there’s little doubt that it -- too -- will be at least a Gold-certified single by the time the track’s namesake album The Outsiders gets released to stores. Rounding out the Top 5 this week is the 642k selling current three-week Airplay #1 hit “Mine Would Be You” from Blake Shelton.

David Nail “Whatever She’s Got” Is The Rising Star’s Fastest-rising hit to date and is this week’s Riser of the week, jumping from #12 to #6.

With 374k sold, “Whatever She’s Got” looks like it’ls yet another potential single to surpass the Gold certification by early 2014 if the current sales pace keep up (it’s been averaging 33k a week). Last week’s #3 single, Taylor Swift’s Platinum-certified “Red,” slides down to #7 this week, followed by Cassadee Pope’s “Wasting All These Tears,” a song which has broke into the Top 20 at Country radio and will likely break the Platinum mark before she moves onto Single #2. Luke Bryan’s supurb “Drink A Beer” (written by and featuring Chris Stapleton) is #8 with sales now nearly 100k and it’s hard to envision this one failing to score at least a Gold certification once more fans hear the track. Sitting at #9 is Lady Antebellum’s “Compass,” a strong radio hit that will also benefit from Top 20 status to continue to bring the trio yet another big hit while.

Thomas Rhett “It Goes Like This” and Tyler Farr “Redneck Crazy” Certified Platinum. Cole Swindell’s Nearly-Gold “Chillin’ It” Only song in Top 30 to gain sales over last week.

This week’s big Certification is Thomas Rhett’s “It Goes Like This.” The single surpassed the Platinum mark for Thomas Rhett, the first time any song he’s written or performed has done that. It’s the lead single off of his debut album of the same name. It sits at #11 this week and is followed by Cole Swindell’s breakout hit “Chillin’ It.” Swindell’s debut single -- which began on SiriusXM The Highway before WB Nashville picked up the single and album -- has moved 424k to date and is certain to hit Gold as early as next week but likely in early December. He’ll be joined at the Gold certification mark at some point by Eli Young Band’s “Drunk Last Night,” Joe Nichols’ “Sunny And 75,” Tim McGraw’s “Southern Girl,” and Parmalee’s “Carolina.” The third single from Florida Georgia Line, “Round Here,” is likely to surpass Platinum by the end of the year 2013 as well. Other notables include the return to the top 30 of rising stars Eric Paslay with “Friday Night” and Jon Pardi’s “Up All Night.” Their record labelmates Kacey Musgraves and Dierks Bentley also are inside this week’s latest Top 30 with hits “Follow Your Arrow” and “I Hold On,” respectively.

Outside The Top 30 Notes:

  • Chase Rice “Ready Set Roll” at #32 (116k Tracks Sold To Date)

  • Jerrod Niemann’s “Drink To That All Night” at #34 -- up 20 this week and one of few singles to gain sales over last week (45k to date).

  • Scotty McCreery’s “See You Tonight” at #36 (295k to date).

  • Jake Owen’s “Beachin’” Debuts at #37 with 10k sold.

  • Tyler Farr “Redneck Crazy” at #39 (976k to date)

  • Frankie Ballard “Helluva Life” at #41 (90k to date).

  • Danielle Bradbery at #49 with “I Will Never Forget You (15k to date), #52 with “The Heart Of Dixie” (184k to date), and “Daughter of a Working Man” at #53 with 6k (debut).

  • Lady Antebellum “Life As We Know It” debuts at 64 and “And The Radio Played” debuts at #69, both sold over 5k each.

  • Canadian star Dallas Smith “Tippin’ Point” returns to the chart with total sales at 21k before the big radio push happens early 2014.

Songs falling out of the Top 30 This Week:

  • Jessie James Decker - “I Do” (Over 16,000 tracks sold to date).

  • Tim McGraw/Taylor Swift - “Higway Don’t Care” (1,754,000 to date)

  • Lee Brice - “I Drive Your Truck” (783,000 tracks to date)

New singles that may debut next week:

The Top 30 Digital Singles In Country Music (11/20/13)*

*Numbers are rounded to nearest thousandth.  k=1,000

LW

06

02

04

01

05

12

03

09

07

16

11

25

08

20

23

15

22

13

24

18

21

19

17

29

27

34

35

10

36

14

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

K.Urban/M. Lambert

Luke Bryan

Eric Church

Blake Shelton

David Nail

Taylor Swift

Cassadee Pope

Luke Bryan

Lady Antebellum

Thomas Rhett

Cole Swindell

Florida Georgia Line

Eli Young Band

Joe Nichols

Tim McGraw

Parmalee

Florida Georgia Line

Zac Brown Band

The Band Perry

Hunter Hayes

Jason Aldean

Darius Rucker

Chris Young

Blake Shelton

Jon Pardi

Eric Paslay

Kacey Musgraves

Dierks Bentley

Little Big Town

Track

Stay

We Were Us

That’s My Kind Of Night

The Outsiders

Mine Would Be You

Whatever She’s Got

Red

Wasting All These Tears

Drink A Beer

Compass

It Goes Like This

Chillin’ It

Cruise

Drunk Last Night

Sunny And 75

Southern Girl

Carolina

Round Here

Sweet Annie

Don’t Let Me Be Lonely

Everybody’s Got Somebody…

Night Train

Wagon Wheel

Aw Naw

Boys Round Here

Up All Night

Friday Night

Follow Your Arrow

I Hold On

Sober

TW

51k

48k

47k

39k

33k

33k

32k

30k

28k

26k

25k

25k

24k

23k

20k

20k

20k

18k

18k

18k

18k

18k

17k

15k

13k

13k

13k

12

12k

11k

LW

52k

74k

64k

79k

54k

33k

72k

37k

44k

31k

34k

21k

43k

26k

22k

32k

222k

33k

21k

29k

24k

28k

31k

18k

20k

13k

13k

35k

13k

33k

Total Sales

372,000

334,000

1,220,000

231,000

642,000

374,000

1,180,000

607,000

97,000

108,000

1,016,000

424,000

6,115,000

456,000

391,000

440,000

432,000

917,000

173,000

139,000

190000

753,000

2,412,000

539,000

2,149,000

225,000

209,000

155,000

126,000

62,000

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