Country Chart News: The Top 30 Digital Singles (For Week Of March 14, 2012): Country's 'Good Girl' Stays #1

With over 66,000 singles sold this week, Carrie Underwood remains #1 with "Good Girl" this week. This week, find out which artists seem to be coming on fast and are threatening to take the best-selling single mantle from the superstar next week.

It’s a third week at the top of the charts for “Good Girl” Carrie Underwood while Both Lee Brice and Jake Owen’s latest singles have crossed the Gold sales mark.

She may have sold ‘only’ 66,000 copies of “Good Girl” but it was still enough for Carrie Underwood to claim the top-selling single once again.  She was followed on the chart once again this week by “Over You” from Miranda Lambert.

Kip Moore Breaks into Top 5 with “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck” single

Break-out single “A Woman Like You” from Lee Brice crossed the Gold sales threshold this week while also breaking inside the Top 10 at country radio as well. All signs point to this song becoming the first #1 for Lee Brice as a single (“Love Like Crazy” was #1 for 2010 but never hit the top slot of the radio charts as a single itself). Kip Moore, who releases his debut album Up All Night on April 24 but his Top 20 single Somethin’ Bout A Truck” is now Top 5 on the digital singles chart and looking like a shoo-in to hit Gold right around the time the album is released. Rounding out the Top 5 is the nearly 700,000 sold Safe And Sound from Taylor Swift and The Civil Wars.

“Springsteen” Looks Like Another Digital Winner For Eric Church

Luke Bryan’s “I Don’t Want This Night To End” continues its slow slide down the charts but remains at #6 this week. Eric Church breaks into the Top 10 with the third hit single from Chief this week as “Springsteen” hits #7 and looks to be rising into the Top 5 and above in a quick way (it gained 11,000 copies over last week). The single has now sold nearly 140,000 copies. Toby Keith’s viral hit “Red Solo Cup” will pass the 1.6 million mark next week while Jake Owen’s “Alone With You” hits the Gold sales mark this week and now has sold 516,000 copies. Rounding out the Top 10 is Blake Shelton’s latest single, “Drink On It.” Blake’s now sold 215,000 copies of this single and will likely end up with yet another gold single when the single ends its run up the charts.

Luke Bryan has Four Singles Inside Country Top 20 This Week

Luke Bryan is undoubtedly one of the top stars in country music right now with two albums in the Top 5 and four singles inside the Top 20 this week. The previously mentioned “I Don’t Want This Night To End” sits at #6, current single “Drunk On You” rises to #14 this week while this week’s TOP NEW SINGLE is “Suntan City,” the title track to the fourth Spring Break EP is at 19. The #20 single and fourth Luke Bryan track on this week’s chart is “Country Girl (Shake It For Me) which has sold over 1.73 million tracks. Tim McGraw’s latest hit is doing well at #15 while Blake Shelton sits at #17 with nearly 1.5 million seller “God Gave Me You.”

“Even If It Breaks Your Heart” and “He’s Mine” Risers of the Week

Eli Young Band’s latest hit, “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” breaks the 100,000 sold mark this week with 19,000 more singles finding fans and that was enough for the song to rise seven slots and into the Top 20. The other riser this week is Rodney Atkins’ “He’s Mine” which makes its first appearance in the Top 30. Other notable singles this week is Scotty McCreery’s 606,000 seller “The Trouble With Girls,” while Rascal Flatts’ “Banjo” has sold 85,000 singles in 4 weeks on the chart. Scotty’s other new song on the chart with 9,000 copies sold is “Please Remember Me,” the 2010 Idol winner’s ‘goodbye song’ recorded for the season. Big and Rich’s “Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy)” re-enters the chart at 48 this week with 8,500 singles sold. The single has now sold 1.85 million singles. Love and Theft’s “Angel Eyes” nearly doubled its sales # this week and now has sold 37,000 singles while Big & Rich’s “Fake ID” also rises up the chart with a 545% sales increase and has now sold 100,000 copies.  Blake shelton’s less than 50,000 copies away from getting a Gold sales certificate for “Ol’ Red,” a similar thing which can be said about Miranda Lambert and “Baggage Claim.” Luke Bryan’s other debut this week is “Shake The Sand” and finally, we see “You Belong With Me” cross the 4x Platinum plateau this week for Taylor Swift.


Last Week This Week Artist Song Title TW LW  Total
1 1 Carrie Underwood Good Girl          66,000    119,000 293,000
2 2 Miranda Lambert Over You          47,000      51,000 327,000
3 3 Lee Brice A Woman Like You          44,000      45,000 531,000
7 4 Kip Moore Somethin' 'Bout A Truck          41,000      39,000 298,000
4 5 Taylor Swift/Civil Wars Safe and Sound          38,000      42,000 694,000
6 6 Luke Bryan I Don't Want This Night To End          37,000      41,000 1,372,000
13 7 Eric Church Springsteen          36,000      25,000 139,000
5 8 Toby Keith Red Solo Cup          35,000      41,000 1,571,000
10 9 Jake Owen Alone With You          33,000      34,000 516,000
8 10 Blake Shelton Drink On It          32,000      35,000 215,000
9 11 Taylor Swift Ours          32,000      34,000 919,000
12 12 Jason Aldean Fly Over States          30,000      26,000 141,000
11 13 Lady Antebellum Dancing Away With My Heart          28,000      32,000 288,000
18 14 Luke Bryan Drunk On You          26,000      20,000 194,000
15 15 Tim McGraw Better Than I Used To Be          23,000      24,000 262,000
14 16 Brantley Gilbert You Don't Know Her Like I Do          23,000      24,000 276,000
16 17 Blake Shelton God Gave Me You          20,000      22,000 1,463,000
25 18 Eli Young Band Even If It Breaks Your Heart          19,000      16,000 112,000
NEW 19 Luke Bryan Suntan City          19,000


20 20 Luke Bryan Country Girl (Shake It For Me)          19,000      19,000 1,735,000
17 21 The Band Perry If I Die Young          18,000      21,000 3,991,000
19 22 Scotty McCreery The Trouble With Girls          17,000      19,000 606,000
22 23 Jason Aldean Dirt Road Anthem          17,000      18,000 2,864,000
21 24 Taylor Swift Mean          16,000      19,000 1,532,000
27 25 Rascal Flatts Banjo          15,000      16,000 85,000
23 26 Lady Antebellum Just A Kiss          15,000      17,000 2,317,000
33 27 Rodney Atkins He's Mine          14,000      14,000 124,000
26 28 Dierks Bentley Home          14,000      16,000 291,000
29 29 Keith Urban You Gonna Fly          14,000      15,000 189,000
28 30 Chris Young You          13,000      16,000 574,000

Next week, check back and see where the songs play out on this chart and if the latest Lionel Richie and Rascal Flatts singles can break through on the chart.