Country Chart News - The Top 30 Digital Singles: The Week of January 16, 2012: Blake Shelton's "Sure Be Cool If You Did" Debuts At Number One
By: Matt Bjorke
Blake Shelton beats out Taylor Swift’s previously Target-exclusive single to take #1 on this week’s Roughstock Top 30 Digital Singles Sales Report.
As mentioned in the headline, Blake Shelton debuts at #1 on our Digital Singles sales report with nearly 100,000 fans purchasing “Sure Be Cool if You Did” this week. The next single on this list is superstar Taylor Swift with “The Moment I Knew,” one of the few previously Target-exclusive bonus tracks from “Red.” Last week’s #1, “Cruise” from Florida Georgia Line slides to #3 and is followed by The Band Perry’s “Better Dig Two,” the lead single from their as-yet-unnamed sophomore album. Hunter Hayes “Wanted” hits the #5 slot this week with sales now well over 2.3 million (just as the single continues to rise on Pop and Adult Contemporary radio charts).
Gold-selling “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)” Top 5 At Radio.
Top 5 this week at Country Radio, Gary Allan’s ‘comeback’ hit “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)” leads the second-half of this week’s Top 10 Digital Singles. The song is from Gary’s new album “Set You Free,” set to be ‘freed’ on Tuesday January 22, 2013. Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” is next with sales surpassing 3.2 million this week while Jason Aldean’s “The Only Way I Know” is poised to break Gold in the next couple of weeks, the same which can be said for #10 single this week, “Tornado,” the now hit title track from Little Big Town’s fourth Capitol album (in between the songs is Carrie Underwood’s last hit “Blown Away”).
Darius Rucker Debuts on Charts with Cover of “Wagon Wheel”
Hunter Hayes’ “Somebody’s Heartbreak” continues its march towards Gold while Randy houser is nearly Gold with his soon to be Radio Airplay #1 hit “How Country Feels.” The singer will release his debut album with Stony Creek Records (also called “How Country Feels” this coming Tuesday). Darius Rucker debuts with “Wagon Wheel,” his sophomore single from the upcoming “True Believers” album, his third for Capitol Nashville. The Clare Bowen/Sam Palladio duet from ABC TV’s “Nashville” debuts this week with sales of 24,000 for “Change Your Mind.” Thompson Square’s “If I Didn’t Have You,” George Strait’s “Give It All We Got Tonight” and Florida Georgia Line’s “Get Your Shine On” re-enter the chart this week, making each of them this week’s Risers of the Week.
Songs falling out of the Top 30 This Week:
- Taylor Swift “Red”
- Luke Bryan - “Drunk On You”
- Luke Bryan - “Country Girl (Shake It For Me)”
- Carrie Underwood - “Good Girl”
- Jason Aldean - “Take A Little Ride”
- Jason Aldean - “Dirt Road Anthem”
New singles likely to debut next week:
- Tyler Farr - “Redneck Crazy”
- Hayden Panettiere - “Boys & Bruises”
Top 30 Digital Singles In Country Music (1/16/13)*
*Numbers are rounded to nearest thousandth.
NEW1Blake SheltonSure Be Cool If You Did98,000098,000
NEW2Taylor SwiftThe Moment I Knew79,000079,000
13Florida Georgia LineCruise72,000103,0001,810,000
34The Band PerryBetter Dig Two70,00078,000727,000
56Gary AllanEvery Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)57,00065,000685,000
27Taylor SwiftWe Are Never Ever Getting Back Together55,00096,0003,205,000
78Jason AldeanThe Only Way I Know39,00048,000430,000
69Carrie UnderwoodBlown Away36,00059,0001,731,000
810Little Big TownTornado36,00047,000414,000
911Hunter HayesSomebody's Heartbreak34,00044,000385,000
1612Tim McGraw One Of Those Nights33,00032,000237,000
1113Randy HouserHow Country Feels31,00036,000458,000
1214Kacey MusgravesMerry Go 'Round30,00035,000295,000
1515Carrie UnderwoodTwo Black Cadillacs30,00032,000208,000
1316Zac Brown BandGoodbye In Her Eyes27,00033,000375,000
NEW17Darius RuckerWagon Wheel25,000025,000
1018Little Big TownPontoon24,00040,0001,850,000
NEW19Clare Bowen/Sam PalladioChange Your Mind24,000024,000
1820Lee Brice I Drive Your Truck24,00028,000146,000
1721Taylor SwiftBegin Again22,00031,000727,000
2022Brad PaisleySouthern Comfort Zone21,00025,000315,000
3423Thompson SquareIf I Didn't Have You21,00018,000172,000
3224George Strait Give It All We Got Tonight20,00019,000174,000
1425Lee BriceHard To Love19,00032,0001,184,000
2526Luke BryanKiss Tomorrow Goodbye17,00024,000712,000
3527Florida Georgia LineGet Your Shine On17,00018,000169,000
2428Kip MooreBeer Money17,00024,000390,000
2730Justin MooreTil My Last Day16,00022,000408,000