Country Chart News: Top 30 Digital Singles: The Week of April 11, 2012
By: Matt Bjorke
Eric Church hits #1 with “Springsteen,” thanks to a stand-out performance of the song on the 2012 ACM Awards last week. Many other artists hit sales highs this week as well.
After two weeks at #1 with “Eyes Open,” Taylor Swift slides down from #1 to #4 as three songs performed on the 2012 ACM Awards take their place. The first song to do so is this week’s #1 single, Eric Church’s fantastic “Springsteen.” The song, which finds Church reminiscing about the power a song has to return us to a specific memory, is now nearly Gold, a feat his prevous four singles have all attained. Luke Bryan’s latest, “Drunk On You” looks to be heading in a similar direction as well with the single garnering ACM love. The third single to usurp Swift’s Hunger Games track this week is the debut of Kenny Chesney and Tim McGraw’s “Feel Like A Rock Star.” The superstar duet single sold 93,000 singles this week to score the #3 debut. Swift’s tune lands at #4 and is close to being Gold itself with 380,000 copies now sold. Rounding out the Top 5 is last week’s #5 single, Carrie Underwood’s now Gold single “Good Girl.” The single gained 9,000 in sales over the previous week and surely benefited from the Opening slot of the ACM Awards.
Top 10 includes Miranda, Jason, Lee, and Kip!
Miranda Lambert’s “Over You,” was performed on the ACM Awards and scored a nice sales increase because of the performance, with 17,000 more fans downloading the track over the previous week. She’s now sold 529,000 copies, giving her yet another Gold single! Jason Aldean’s latest “Fly Over States” was performed on the ACM Awards and scored a 12,000 sales bump. Lee Brice’s single sits at #1 on both radio chart rundowns this week and the single has now sold nearly 750,000 singles and is likely on its way to Platinum while fellow young artist Kip Moore’s debut “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck” looks ready to hit Gold with next weeks’ numbers. The song rounds out the Top 10 this week (a tally which also includes the nearly Platinum “Safe & Sound” duet from Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars).
Red Solo Cup, Gunpowder & Lead, lead Notables
Thanks to a quirky performance of “Red Solo Cup” on the ACM Awards, Toby Keith continues to score a renaissance of sorts as the single continues its march towards Double Platinum downloads (2 million). arond it on the chart this week is Blake Shelton’s “Drink On It,” Rascal Flatts’ hit radio song (but not so hot digital download)”Banjo” and Jake Owen’s Gold “Alone With You.” Eli Young Band’s “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” is barely Top 20 yet it’s outsold the Top 5 Rascal Flatts song (it also looks likely that “Changed,” the title track from The Flatts’ new album, will be a strong digital seller with four week sales now at 100k).
The Top Riser of the Week goes to Rascal Flatts
“Changed” benefitted from the release of the full-length album this week but it still feels like it’s the kind of reactionary tune that drives sales for Rascal Flatts and looks ready to follow “Easy” and “I Won’t Let Go” into becoming a digital single sales success (“Banjo” doesn’t really feel this way). “Tattoos On This Town” from Jason Aldean flew up the charts as did Eli Young Band’s Award-winning “Crazy Girl.”
RaeLynn scores 2nd Highest Debut
Once again we see TV impactng sales chart numbers this week as The Voice’s RaeLynn (from Team Blake), scored a strong #36 debut with her take on Maroon 5’s pop hit “Wake Up Call.” It’s a strong indicator that the singer has a career waiting for her in country if she doesn’t win the show (and thus joining Idol artists). Her song scored the second-highest debut this week and was surrounded by Gloriana’s “(Kissed You) Good Night,” Hunter Hayes rising single “Wanted” (sales are out-pacing radio airplay so far) and Rascal Flatts’ debut of the album track “Let It Hurt.” Lee Brice’s “I Drove Your Truck” debuted at #51 while The Band Perry’s “Post Cards From Paris,” slinks up the charts. Toby Keith’s “Beers Ago,” his latest single” also made its way up the charts.
There aren’t many new and noteworthy singles to make high debuts this coming week but we’ll be sure to keep you covered with the Top 30 singles rundown. Have a great week!
Top 30 Digital Singles In Country Music
LW TW Artist Song Title TW LW Total
4 1 Eric Church Springsteen 102,000 73,000 420,000
2 2 Luke Bryan Drunk On You 96,000 82,000 462,000
NEW 3 K.Chesney/T.McGraw Feel Like A... 93,000 0 093,000
1 4 Taylor Swift Eyes Open 93,000 111,000 380,000
5 5 Carrie Underwood Good Girl 75,000 66,000 573,000
7 6 Miranda Lambert Over You 66,000 49,000 529,000
3 7 Taylor Swift/Civil Wars Safe & Sound 64,000 78,000 970,000
8 8 Jason Aldean Fly Over States 59,000 47,000 324,000
6 9 Lee Brice A Woman Like.. 58,000 54,000 749,000
910Kip Moore Somethin Bout..52,00046,000486,000
1011Blake Shelton Drink On It47,00038,000361,000
1512Toby Keith Red Solo Cup42,00031,0001,710,000
1213Lady Antebellum Dancin' Away...41,00033,000416,000
1414Luke Bryan I Don't Want ...39,00031,0001,500,000
2015Rascal Flatts Banjo 35,00023,000179,000
1116Jake Owen Alone With You33,00035,000649,000
1617Eli Young Band Even If It Brea..32,00027,000214,000
1318Taylor Swift Ours 32,00032,0001,042,000
1719Brantley Gilbert You Don't Kno..27,00025,000374,000
3120Miranda LambertGunpowder &..27,00015,0001,442,000
1821Tim McGraw Better Than I...26,00024,000359,000
5922Jason Aldean Tattoos On Thi..25,000 8,000699,000
2723Dierks Bentley Home 22,00016,000354,000
8624Rascal Flatts Changed21,0006,000106,000
2225Blake Shelton God Gave Me..20,00018,0001,537,000
3626Eli Young Band Crazy Girl19,00014,0001,582,000
2327Rodney Atkins He's Mine19,00018,000196,000
2628Jason Aldean Dirt Road Anth..19,00017,0002,934,000
2829Luke Bryan Country Girl19,00015,0001,800,000
3030Taylor Swift Mean 18,00015,0001,592,000