iTunes UK Country Chart Roundup – Week of 22nd January, 2016


Once again the Country Albums chart leader is compilation record ‘The Country Album’, with other greatest hits collections filling up the chart. From Shania Twain’s ‘Greatest Hits’ at #10, ‘The Legend of Johnny Cash’ at #11, and ‘Country – 101 All-Time Greats’ at #12, to Jim Reeves’ ‘120 Greatest Hits – The Very Best of’ at #15, ‘The Very Best of Dolly Parton’ at #16, and John Denver’s ‘The Ultimate Collection’ at #19, clearly fans are lapping this stuff up. What’s more, ‘Glen Campbell’s 20 Golden Greats’ occupies #22, and ‘The Essential Kris Kristofferson’ moves up to #23. Elsewhere, Lucinda Williams’ brand new album ‘The Ghosts of Highway 20’ delivers an impressive #2 spot, followed by Shania Twain’s Come On Over’ at #3 and Sam Hunt’s ‘Montevallo’ at #4.

The Shires retain their popularity, notching #5 and #13 for their album ‘Brave’, while Taylor Swift places ‘Speak Now (Bonus Track Version)’ at #9, ‘Red’ at #14, and ‘Fearless (Platinum Edition)’ at #18. We also have entries from Kacey Musgraves at #20 (‘Same Trailer Different Park’) and #21 (‘Pageant Material’), alongside new records from US favourites Chris Stapleton (‘Traveller’), Thomas Rhett (‘Tangled Up’), Carrie Underwood (‘Storyteller’) and Chris Young (‘I’m Comin’ Over’) at #6, #7, #8 and #25 respectively. Also on the chart this week are Lady Antebellum’s ‘Own The Night’ at #17 and Marty Mone’s ‘Hit The Diff’ at #24.

Sam Hunt takes another week at #1 on Country Songs with ‘Take Your Time’, while ‘Break Up In A Small Town’ comes in at #19 and ‘House Party’ sits at #21. Thomas Rhett picks up a couple of high-charting positions, including #2 with ‘Crash And Burn’ and #5 with ‘Die A Happy Man’, followed by Lady Antebellum’s ‘Need You Now’ at #4 and a strong showing from Shania Twain’s back catalogue. Her highest spot this week is ‘That Don’t Impress Me Much’ at #3 (and #9), while ‘You’re Still The One’, and ‘Man! I Feel Like A Woman’ also sit inside the top 25. Taylor Swift meanwhile holds onto a total of six entries, while Dolly Parton spread out with three of her career hits. Carrie Underwood’s highest position this week is ‘Before He Cheats’ at #13 while Chris Stapleton follows with ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ at #14, and Brandy Clark makes her debut with ‘Girl Next Door’ at #22.

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

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