Country Chart News: Top 30 Digital Singles (Week of February 8, 2012)

This week's singles rundown isn't much different than last week's with a couple of exceptions. We start with news about Scotty McCreery's "The Trouble With Girls," and then we rundown some other debuts and returns that didn't make the Top 30. Read on to see t

Toby Keith Holds Off Luke Bryan to retain his title as the best-selling digital single in country music for another week. In other news, Scotty McCreery’s latest single is now Gold.

With another 66,000 fans deciding they can’t get enough of “Red Solo Cup,” Toby Keith has once again scored with country fans, it’s an achievement that showcases how a viral video can help influence buying habits of the fans. Right behind Toby, yet again, is Luke Bryan’s “I Don’t Want This Night To End, A song which surpassed the Platinum mark only three weeks ago (the same week it was #1 on the country radio charts). It may now be falling on the radio singles chart but it is about 500,000 copies away from his  best-selling single ever, “Country Girl, Shake It For Me,” asong which has sold over 1.6 million downloads.

Scotty McCreery’s “The Trouble With Girls” is Gold

Taylor Swift’s Gold single “Ours” is selling strongly – as all of her singles do – with the digital market while Lee Brice has quickly hit the 300,000 mark with “A Woman Like You” (and is destined for Gold or better sales with the single, a fate also about 6 weeks away from happening for Jake Owen’s “Alone With You”). Chris Young’s “You, Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars’ “Safe & Sound,” David Nail’s “Let It Rain,” and the Pistol Annies’ “Hell On Heels” are all safe bets to sell gold by next week’s chart rundown, a feat which Scotty McCreery achieved this week with sophomore single “The Trouble With Girls.” It’ll likely take two more weeks for Zac Brown Band’s “Keep Me In Mind” to achieve the mark but it’ll happen.

Kenny Chesney Hits Platinum with “You And Tequla”

Kenny Chesney’s “You And Tequila” recently passed the Platinum mark this week and the song could add additional hardware if it wins “Best Country Song” or “Best Country Collaboration” at the Grammy Awards this weekend. The weeks’ highest debuting single was at #56 this week as Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton’s performance of “America The Beautiful” found over 7,400 fans (and likely more this week thanks to the Super Bowl performance on Sunday night.

Jason Aldean, Jessie James, Eric Church and Dustin Lynch Enter Chart With New Singles

Jason Aldean re-enters with “Fly Over States” having sold 6,400 copies (for a toltal of 44,000 right now). This is a number that’s likely to continue to increase as the single joins his other hits in Gold/Platinum digital single certification. Jessie James’ “When You Say My Name” hit 79 this week with sales of over 5,6000 copies while Eric Church’s “Springsteen” re-enters the chart, now that it’s an official single. It sold 5,500 copies to land at 81. Dustin Lynch, whose new single “Cowboys and Angels” is hitting radio stations everywhere at a quick pace, had a remarkable 335% sales increase this week with single sales now over 5,500 for the week and total single sales at 8,200-plus.

Next week we’re sure to see an increase from Dierks Bentley as his album hits the charts (currently “Home” is #10 while “Thinking of You” is also on the iTunes chart which serves as a great predictor for our SoundScan rundown. We’ll also see debuts from Gwen Sebastian for her The Voice track “Stay,” “Endless Love” from Lionel Richie and Shania Twain and perhaps, “Hot Mess” from newcomer Tyler Farr.


This Week Artist Song Title TW LW  Total
1 Toby Keith Red Solo Cup          66,000      69,000 1,324,000
2 Luke Bryan I Don't Want This Night To End          60,000      64,000 1,140,000
3 Taylor Swift  Ours          44,000      45,000 729,000
4 Jake Owen Alone With you          37,000      38,000 347,000
5 Lee Brice A Woman Like You          35,000      34,000 300,000
6 Chris Young You          31,000      32,000 474,000
7 The Band Perry All Your Life          29,000      28,000 2,173,000
8 Lady Antebellum Just A Kiss          28,000      31,000 2,201,000
9 Miranda Lambert Over You          28,000      20,000 120,000
10 Eric Church Drink In My Hand          27,000      29,000 594,000
11 The Band Perry If I Die Young          25,000      26,000 3,853,000
12 Tim McGraw Better Than I Used To Be          24,000      25,000 150,000
13 Blake Shelton God Gave Me You          23,000      24,000 1,325,000
14 Jason Aldean Dirt Road Anthem          22,000      23,000 2,760,000
15 Scotty McCreery The Trouble With Girls          21,000      22,000 506,000
16 Dierks Bentley Home          20,000      13,000 187,000
17 Lady Antebellum Dancin' Away With My Heart          20,000      17,000 159,000
18 Zac Brown Band Keep Me In Mind          19,000      21,000 476,000
19 Luke Bryan Country Girl (Shake It For Me)          19,000      19,000 1,645,000
20 Brantley Gilbert You Don't Know Her Like I Do          19,000      18,000 170,000
21 Blake Shelton Drink On It          18,000      14,000 64,000
22 Taylor Swift/Civil Wars Safe & Sound          17,000      21,000 485,000
23 Kip Moore Somethin' 'Bout A Truck          16,000      15,000 143,000
24 Eli Young Band Crazy Girl          16,000      17,000 1,463,000
25 Justin Moore Bait A Hook          15,000      16,000 334,000
26 Keith Urban You Gonna Fly          15,000      13,000 115,000
27 Brad Paisley/Carrie Underwood Remind Me          14,000      14,000 818,000
28 David Nail Let It Rain          14,000      19,000 493,000
29 Pistol Annies Hell On Heels          14,000      11,000 499,000
30 Jason Aldean Tattoos On This Town          14,000      16,000 591,000