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|
|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|
|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|
|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|