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Country Chart News - The Top 30 Digital Singles: The Week of February 13, 2012: Tim McGraw & Taylor Swift #1; Lady Antebellum #2

By: Matt Bjorke

Last Updated: February 13, 2013 2:02 PM

Tim McGraw Scores #1 Digital Single This Week, Has Two Singles In Top 5, to go with a #1 Album on Album Sales Chart for Two Lanes Of Freedom.

Unlike last week, there’s a lot of new entries to this week edition of the Roughstock Top 30 Digital Singles chart (#s provided by SoundScan). Tim McGraw’s duet with Taylor Swift, “Highway Don’t Care”, sits at #1 with 86,000 fans taking home the track. Right behind Tim at #2 is Lady Antebellum with thier fourth album’s lead single “Downtown.” 72,000 took that track home. McGraw sits at #3 this week with his Top 5 Airplay hit “One Of Those Nights.” it, too, sold 72,000 copies to bring total sales to 413k, thus ensuring a second-consecutive Gold single at some point in the next month or so. Last week’s #1 single on this chart, Blake Shelton’s “Sure Be Cool If You Did” lands at #4 while Hunter Hayes Grammy and now ACM Nominated single “Wanted” rounds out the Top 5 with 65,000 fans taking home the still rising pop chart hit which spent a couple weeks at #1 on the Country Airplay chart last fall.

Florida Georgia Line “Cruise” Double Platinum, Hunter Hayes “Somebody’s Heartbreak” Gold. “Pirate Flag” Debuts.

The Top 10 of this week’s chart is rounded out with many songs that were previous #1 or Top 5 chart hits, including #6 single “Better Dig Two,” from The Band Perry. The single is currently #1 on the Billboard Airplay radio chart. The single is soon to be yet another Platinum hit for the family trio while superstar Kenny Chesney debuts on the Roughstock Top 30 Digital Singles chart with “Pirate Flag,” the lead single from his Life On A Rock record. Gary Allan’s “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)” sits at #8 this week, about a week away from Platinum while Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” is now eligible for certification for Double Platinum, based on two million singles now sold at Digital Retail. Carrie Underwood rounds out the Top 10 with her dark tale “Two Black Cadillacs.” The superstar (who was shut out of an ACM Entertainer of the Year bid this morning) is about 140,000 singles away from another Gold-selling single.  Hunter Hayes’ “Somebody’s Heartbreak moved over the 500,000 sales mark this week bringing the young artist his third straight Gold-selling (or better) single after “Storm Warning” and “Wanted.”

Sarah Darling’s “The Bachelor” Appearance Helps Home To Me To Debut in Top 30 Digital Singles Chart.

For the first time in weeks, “Nashville” cast member Hayden Panetierre scores a Top 30 debut with a new single as “Consider Me” moves 18k in its first week. She also scored 12k in sales with “I’m A Girl” to debut at #34. Sarah Darling makes her debut on our rundown with her Dann Huff-produced “Home To Me.” The song is the lead single from her upcoming third album for Black River Entertainment. Dustin Lynch’s “Cowboys And Angels” jumped from 6,000 in sales last week to 16,000 this week to give the single just over 936k total, making it eventually a likely Platinum single. Meanwhile Little Big Town, who went Gold with “Tornado” the single last week, are now sitting just over 70k singles sold away (5-8 weeks) from Double Platinum status for “Pontoon.” It’d be the first such award of their still growing career. Rounding out our rundown are ACM Nominee Kacey Musgraves “Merry Go Round,” a single 90k away from Gold, and Zac Brown Band’s “Goodbye In Her Eyes,” a single which is only 50k away from Gold.

Other songs debuting this week include Tim Mcgraw’s “Southern Girl” at #38, Tim MCGraw’s “Highway Don’t Care at #53,” Tate Stevens’ Pepsi Commerical single “Holler If You With Me” at #54, ad “Friend of a Friend” From Tim McGraw at #75. Also of note is indie country singer Ray Scott at #99 with his fourth week on these charts. In that time he’s sold 24,000 singles of “Those Jeans,” a single doing well on secondary radio markets.

Songs falling out of the Top 30 This Week:

  • Taylor Swift - “Begin Again”
  • Dierks Bentley - “Tip It On Back”
  • Chris Cagle - “Let There Be Cowgirls”
  • Old Crow Medicine Show - “Wagon Wheel”
  • Zac Brown Band - “Chicken Fried”

New singles that may debut next week:

  • JJ Lawhorn - “Stomping Grounds”
  • Dylan Scott - “Makin’ This Boy Go Crazy”
  • Morgan Frazier - “Yellow Brick Blue”
  • Shooter Jennings - “Wild And Lonesome”
  • Greg Bates - “Fill In The Blank”

Top 30 Digital Singles In Country Music (2/13/13)*

*Numbers are rounded to nearest thousandth.

LW
New
New
7
1
4
2
New
3
5
6
10
18
12
16
11
15
8
14
13
19
17
9
21
New
21
22
68
86
23
27
TW
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
Artist
T.McGraw/T.Swift
Lady Antebellum
Tim McGraw
Blake Shelton
Hunter Hayes
The Band Perry
Kenny Chesney
Gary Allan
F.G.Line
Carrie Underwood
Miranda Lambert
Carrie Underwood
Taylor Swift
F.G.Line
Little Big Town
Hunter Hayes
Jason Aldean
Lee Brice
Kasey Musgraves
George Strait
Darius Rucker
Randy Houser
Thompson Square
Hayden Panetierre
Brad Paisley
Little Big Town
Dustin Lynch
Sarah Darling
Zac Brown Band
Luke Bryan
Track
Highway Don't Care
Downtown
One Of Those Nights
Sure Be Cool...
Wanted
Better Dig Two
Pirate Flag
Every Storm ...
Cruise
Two Black Cadillacs
Mama's Broken Heart
Blown Away
We Are Never Ever...
Get Your Shine On
Tornado
Somebody's Heartbreak
The Only Way I Know
I Drive Your Truck
Merry Go 'Round
Give It All We Got...
Wagon Wheel
How Country Feels
If I Didn't Have You
Consider Me
Southern Comfort Zone
Pontoon
Cowboys and Angels
Home To Me
Goodbye In Her Eyes
Drunk On You
LW
86,000
72,000
72,000
67,000
65,000
57,000
48,000
47,000
45,000
42,000
36,000
36,000
33,000
32,000
30,000
29,000
28,000
28,000
28,000
25,000
23,000
23,000
21,000
18,000
17,000
16,000
16,000
16,000
14,000
14,000
TW
0
0
34,000
65,000
49,000
60,000
0
57,000
56,000
39,000
30,000
23,000
30,000
27,000
30,000
27,000
31,000
27,000
29,000
23,000
24,000
31,000
20,000
0
17,000
18,000
6,000
5,000
16,000
13,000
Total
86,000
72,000
413,000
354,000
2,562,000
917,000
48,000
971,000
2,014,000
360,000
218,000
1,848,000
3,346,000
271,000
539,000
504,000
558,000
253,000
410,000
265,000
139,000
580,000
255,000
18,000
386,000
1,923,000
936,000
75,000
450,000
2,296,000

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