Country Chart News: Top 30 Digital Singles: The Week of April 4, 2012

This week we saw Taylor Swift remain the best-selling artist of the week with #1 single "Eyes Open" from the Hunger Games soundtrack. We also saw "She's Leaving" from Rascal Flatts and "Water Tower Town" from Scotty McCreery make their chart debuts. Read on to find out all the deets here!

Taylor Swift Remains #1 with “Eyes Open” from Hunger Games Sound

with another 111,000 singles sold, Taylor Swift’s “Eyes Open” track remains #1 this week but her duet with The Civil Wars (“Safe & Sound”) slid to #3 this week as Luke Bryan’s “Drunk On You” looks well on its way to becoming a huge hit of the summer.

Eric Church and Carrie Underwood round out Top Five

Eric Church continues to rise up the charts with “Springsteen.” The single, which is also a Top 10 hit at country radio, maintained it’s #4 slot this week and has now sold over 300,000 copies. Meanwhile, the nearly-Gold single “Good Girl” slid to #5 (From #3) this week. This is likely only a one week stay at #5 with the single having been performed Sunday night on the ACM Awards and it’ll likely gain substantially next week (but not hit #1 with the duet from Tim McGraw and Kenny Chesney looking like a LOCK for that slot.

Jason Aldean has another Hit, Miranda Rises

With Lee Brice’s “A Woman Like You” rising to 700,000 copies sold, the single is nearing #1 status (which should still happen next week unless the previously mentioned Chesney/McGraw duet somehow hits there thanks to Clear Channel Radio initiatives). Right behind Brice at #7 is Miranda Lambert with the nearly Gold “Over You.” Jason Aldean’s latest hit “Fly Over States” is #8 (up from #9 last week). Kip Moore’s breakthrough hit “Somethin’ ‘Bout A Truck” continues to march towards Gold sales while Blake Shelton’s “Drink On It” sits at #10 with sales now at 314,000 sold.

Rascal Flatts Score Top Debut, Matt Nathanson Top Riser of Week

The #11-30 section includes pairs of singles from Taylor Swift, Luke Bryan, and Rascal Flatts. The band’s “Banjo” and the top debut this week, “She’s Leaving” sit at #20 and #21 this week sales of 23,000 each. Right ahead of the superstar trio’s pair of tracks is Matt Nathanson’s “Run,” a song he performed with Sugarland on Dancing With The Stars last week and scored this week’s Top Riser award. Other notable singles on the chart include another rising single, Eli Young Band’s “Even If It Breaks Your Heart,” and Rodney Atkins’ “He’s Mine,” A single that now has sold 171,000 copies. Dierks Bentley’s recent #1 “Home” returns to the Top 30 this week and now has sold 332,000 while Gloriana’s rising single “(Kissed You)Good Night” has now sold 124,000 copies.

Scotty McCreery’s “Water Tower Town” Strong Debut

With 13,000 singles sold, Scotty’s third single debuts at #32 this week. The total sales are now 37,000 copies. A couple paces back we see Hunter Hayes gaining 73% in sales for “Wanted” this week. He’s now sld 69,000 singles in roughly three weeks on the chart. The Lionel Richie and Blake Shelton duet “You Are” from Tuskegee is the highest charting solo track from the album (fans were buying physial and digital album copies, not individual singles). It sold 13,000 copies (total sales are the same). Other notable singles this week include Miranda Lambert’s “Gunpowder & Lead” (which Skylar Laine performed on Idol last week). She sold 14,000 singles (it has a total of 1,563,000 sold), Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Take The Wheel,” a single that’s sold nearly 2 million downloads.  The other songs from Richie’s project to show up in the Top 100 this week include “Stuck On You,” “Sail On,” “My Love,” “Say You, Say Me,” and “Stuck On YOu.”
next week, we’ll see Rascal Flatts debut with their record along with the debut of the Chesney/McGraw single. Check back here to see where they fall (we should also see the arrival once again of the Kelly Clarkson “Mr Know It All” single too as the digital version of the single is officially available. Rather than remix that song, she re-recorded it in Nashville with Dann Huff.

TOP 30 Digital Singles for The Week of April 4, 2012

LW TW Artist Song Title TW LW Total
1 1 Taylor Swift Eyes Open 111,000 176,000 287,000
6 2 Luke Bryan Drunk On You 82,000 52,000 365,000
2 3 T. Swift/Civil Wars Safe & Sound 78,000 93,000 906,400
4 4 Eric Church Springsteen 73,000 59,000 318,000
3 5 Carrie Underwood Good Girl 66,000 69,000 498,000
5 6 Lee Brice A WomanLike... 54,000 57,000 691,000
8 7 Miranda Lambert Over You 49,000 43,000 463,000
9 8 Jason Aldean Fly Over States 47,000 40,000 265,000
7 9 Kip Moore Somethin' Bout A Truck 46,000 33,000 434,000
11 10 Blake Shelton Drink On It 38,000 27,000 314,000
10 11 Jake Owen Alone With You 35,222 31,000 617,000
15 12 Lady Antebellum Dancin' Away... 33,000 27,000 374,000
12 13 Taylor Swift Ours 32,000 31,000 1,011,000
14 14 Luke Bryan I Don't Want ... 31,000 27,000 1,461,000
13 15 Toby Keith Red Solo Cup 31,000 29,000 1,668,000
18 16 Eli Young Band Even If It Br... 27,000 23,000 182,000
16 17 Brantley Gilbert You Don't Kn... 25,000 24,000 347,000
17 18 Tim McGraw Better Than I... 24,000 24,000 333,000
71 19 Matt Nathanson Run 24,000 06,000 224,000
20 20 Rascal Flatts Banjo 23,000 19,000 144,000
NEW 21 Rascal Flatts She's Leaving 23,000 00,011 23,000
23 22 Blake Shelton God Gave Me... 18,000 18,000 1,517,000
21 23 Rodney Atkins He's Mine 18,000 19,000 177,000
26 24 The Band Perry If I Die Young 17,000 15,000 4,039,000
22 25 Lady Antebellum Just A Kiss 17,000 18,000 2,366,000
24 26 Jason Aldean Dirt Road Anth... 17,000 17,000 2,915,000
33 27 Dierks Bentley Home 16,000 12,000 332,000
25 28 Luke Bryan Country Girl... 15,000 15,000 1,781,000
30 29 Gloriana (Kissed You)G.N 15,000 13,000 124,000
28 30 Taylor Swift Mean 15,000 13,000 1,574,000