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iTunes UK Country Chart Roundup – Week of 16th October, 2015

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Well, Taylor Swift is back on top this week with ‘Red’, as ‘Speak Now (Bonus Track Version)’ moves up to #6, ‘Fearless’ takes #9, ‘Fearless (Platinum Edition)’ is at #11, and ‘Speak Now (Extended Version)’ sits down at #21. The Shires aren’t far behind of course, placing ‘Brave (Deluxe)’ at #2 and ‘Brave’ at #5, while crowd favourites Little Big Town take #3 with ‘Pain Killer’ and Shania Twain’s ‘Come On Over’ is just below at #4. Elsewhere, the Nashville soundtrack continues to be popular despite season 3 coming to a close here in the UK, and ‘The Music of Nashville: Season 3, Volume 2’ leads the pack at #10, followed by ‘Season 3, Volume 1’ at 14.

The pre-order of Carrie Underwood’s ‘Storyteller’ carries on showing promise at #7 with just one week to go before release, while Don Henley’s recent ‘Cass County’ holds a solid #9 (and #25) and Sam Hunt’s ‘Montevallo’ is strong at #12. Tim McGraw is fresh to the pre-orders, as ‘Damn Country Music’ debuts at #18, while other relatively new entries include Maddie & Tae’s ‘Start Here’ (#19), Toby Keith’s ’35 Mph Town’ (#17), Thomas Rhett’s ‘Tangled Up’ (#24) and Kacey Musgraves’ ‘Pageant Material’ (#22). There is a thread of the legends also present on Country Albums this week, as Johnny Cash appears twice (#13, #20), John Denver is there at #15, and Glen Campbell reappears at #23.

Meanwhile, on Country Songs Little Big Town are running things. ‘Girl Crush’ is at #1 this week, ahead of all the instant grat tracks from Carrie Underwood’s upcoming album. Her run of tracks begins with ‘Heartbeat’ at #2, and is followed by ‘Renegade Runaway’ at #3 and ‘Smoke Break’ at #9, while career hit ‘Before He Cheats’ takes #18. With The Shires’ announcement of their new single ‘I Just Wanna Love You’, the track has leapt to #4, while previous offering ‘All Over Again’ holds a respectable #8; Lady Antebellum’s usual mainstay ‘Need You Now’, meanwhile, has fallen to #12. Of course we have plenty of Taylor Swift inside the top 25, starting with ‘We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together’ at #5 and totalling her standard eight entries. Johnny Cash’s highest placement this week is ‘Ring of Fire’ at #10 and is followed by ‘Hurt’ at #15, beating alongside a rise from C.W. McCall’s ‘Convoy’ at #11 and John Denver’s classic ‘Take Me Home Country Roads’ at #16 (‘Annie’s Song’ peeks in at #24).

Other entries come from Sam Hunt (‘Take Your Time’, #19), Thomas Rhett (‘Die A Happy Man’, #22), Dolly Parton (‘Islands In The Stream’, #21), and Shania Twain (‘You’re Still The One’, #25).

That’s it for this week; come back next Friday for another dose of your iTunes UK roundup!

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One Response to iTunes UK Country Chart Roundup – Week of 16th October, 2015

  1. Livewire says:

    Another week goes by still no noteworthy mention for Raintown because they havent charted high enough on iTunes. Writing On The Wall had a pre-order full month. More single plays on the BBC, interviews with CMR Nashville and a Spotlight Weekend on UKCountryRadio.com. it had it’s had it official release Oct 9 with a 5 date tour (4 outside of Glasgow) this week.
    On UK Country iTunes this week it’s been #58 (outside of top 1500 UK ITunes albums) #41 , #60, off the top 200, back to #60, then #48 (#1059 overall) and today Raintown are at #58 and currently #74.

    Baylen Leonard said Raintown were on “everybodys lips” at C2C
    Lee Williams BCMAwards President & CEO CMR Nashville said “it’s actually wonderful, really really good, one of the best British recordings for a long time” . Both these quotes are on the FULL Page advert in Maverick Magazine (Nov/Dec issue) Maverick give it 5 STARS saying “sure to be a massive hit with current fans” and “also bring a whole set of new fans too.
    The album is a must hear”
    The album was said to be “highly antipated”
    “Another dynamic duo on the new Country scene are set to ‘reign supreme’ and make the break into the mainstream music charts in 2015.” – Big T’s Country Life

    Pledge Music say that they report crowd-funded figures to the Official Chart Company. Have they not arrived?
    On the Official UK Country Top 20 Chart today there are The Shires, Ward Thomas, Derek Ryan, Lisa McHugh, Nathan Carter but no sign of Raintown!
    http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/country-artists-albums-chart/

    Outside of the 400 Pledgers there has it seems been small sales for Raintown’s album despite the fact the current BCMAward Entertainers of the Year have over 18,000 followers (fans/) on FACEBOOK.

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