Chart Roundup – Week of March 8th, 2014


Another week, another bro-country takeover. Well it could be worse right? Oh wait, no it couldn’t. Cole Swindell is still atop Hot Country Songs with his debut single ‘Chillin’ It’, and it also moves up to #2 on Country Airplay this week, pretty much guaranteeing him a radio #1 next week. It drops 3 places to #5 on Country Digital Songs, but Cole has more to celebrate with his self-titled debut album coming in at #2. Meanwhile Brantley Gilbert holds onto #1 on Country Digital Songs with ‘Bottoms Up’, moving up to #2 on Hot Country Songs but lagging behind at #17 on Country Airplay. Luke Bryan’s ‘Drink A Beer’ remains a good seller despite ‘Play It Again’ being released, charting at #3 on Hot Country Songs and #2 on Country Digital Songs.

Jason Aldean takes the radio #1 this week with ‘When She Says Baby’, the final single from his 2012 album ‘Night Train’, while it falls to #4 on Hot Country Songs and #11 on Country Digital Songs, and the album moves up to #6. Blake Shelton’s ‘Doin’ What She Likes’ is another climber this week, notching #5 on Hot Country Songs and Country Airplay, and #7 on Country Digital Songs, while ‘Based On A True Story…’ sticks it out at #8 on Top Country Albums. Elsewhere, Lady Antebellum’s ‘Compass’ moves up to #3 on Country Airplay, picking up spots at #6 on Hot Country Songs and #17 on Country Digital Songs, whereas David Nail’s ‘Whatever She’s Got’ is on the way down, at #8 across Hot Country Songs and Country Digital Songs, but falling off country radio due to the release of his new single ‘Kiss You Tonight’.

Eric Church continues to hold #1 on Top Country Albums with ‘The Outsiders’, and his current single ‘Give Me Back My Hometown’ re-enters Country Digital Songs at #6, while also charting at #12 on Country Airplay and #7 on Hot Country Songs. Relative country newcomer Frankie Ballard begins to move up the ranks too this week, with ‘Helluva Life’ sitting at #7 on Country Airplay, #9 on Hot Country Songs and #14 on Country Digital Songs, with his album ‘Sunshine & Whiskey’ dropping to #14 also. Plus, Keith Urban’s latest single ‘Cop Car’ moves into the Hot Country Songs top 10, proving a digital favorite at #3 and still having some traction to gain on country radio, placing at #19, while ‘Fuse’ is down at #12 on Top Country Albums. In addition, Florida Georgia Line sadly show us how they roll at #4 on Country Digital Songs, getting less exposure at #17 on Hot Country Songs and #23 on Country Airplay, with ‘Here’s To The Good Times’ a continuous seller, the forth best this week in fact on Top Country Albums.

Also big charters this week include Dierks Bentley’s ‘I Hold On’, Thomas Rhett’s ‘Get Me Some of That’, Randy Houser’s ‘Goodnight Kiss’, Scotty McCreery’s ‘See You Tonight’, Thompson Square’s ‘Everything I Shouldn’t Be Thinking About’ Jerrod Niemann’s ‘Drink To That All Night’, Rascal Flatts’ ‘Rewind’, and Dan + Shay’s ’19 You + Me’.

Come back next Thursday for another Billboard Chart Roundup!

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4 Responses to Chart Roundup – Week of March 8th, 2014

  1. Livewire says:

    The was a new release by Clayton Anderson with debut at #50 Country. What do you think to the worst sales for a post coronation American Idol winner. Is it time the media stopped wasting time with their programme updates. Looks like no album from Idol runner up Kree Harrison. A few interesting releases on Heatseekers Chart. Continue to post a Women Of Country chart watch, what was it Country Weekly said “Year Of The Woman”! , not getting any better is it – http://countryroutesnews.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/country-billboard-chart-news-february_28.html

    • Vickye says:

      Ha, definitely not the year of the woman!
      Clayton Anderson wasn’t on American Idol… or were you just moving to another point?

  2. Livewire says:

    I was moving on to talk about Candice Glover regarding the Idol coronation album flop. The recent Voice USA winners seem to be the only ones selling well at retail. They are just becoming entertainment shows rather than generating serious music sales. Our X Factor winner has the worst selling single since the show began. Only 7 solo women this week on Billboard Airplay out of 60 charting singles 🙁

    • Vickye says:

      Wow, I guess the TV talent show is becoming an archaic form. I mean, The Voice USA brings in the ratings, as I imagine so does The X Factor UK and The Voice UK, but not a lot happens after. Plus now Sam Bailey is pregnant anyway so that’s her career over.

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