Country Chart News – The Top 30 Digital Singles: The Week of November 14, 2012: Florida Georgia Line “Cruse” is #1; Taylor Swift Falls

Florida Georgia Line scores their first ever Chart #1 as artists with “Cruise.” The song is the lead single from their upcoming album. Read on to see where your favorite stars fared, including news about Carrie, Little Big Town, Taylor, Hunter, Brad, Randy Houser and more!

Florida Georgia Line scores their first ever Chart #1 as artists with “Cruise.” The song is the lead single from their December 4, 2012 release Here’s To The Good Times, their first album for Big Loud Mountain/Republic Nashville!

After a few weeks of Taylor Swift domination of the digital single charts, things are basically back to normal as the Country/Pop star down to ‘only 3’ songs in this week’s Top 30 and for the first time in weeks, she’s not the artist with the best-selling digital single this week. That distinction belongs to Florida Georgia Line with their debut single “Cruise.” This nearly Platinum single has made the band one of the break-out stars of 2012 and certainly artists to watch in 2013. Swift sits at #2 with the divisive “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” while Hunter Hayes is up a  slot to #3 with “Wanted” while Carrie Underwood’s “Blown Away” is next. The Top 5 is rounded out by the fun “Better Dig Two,” the lead single from Republic Nashville’s The Band Perry.

Kelly Clarkson leads second half of Top 10 with Vince Gill-featured “Don’t Rush.” Gary Allan Jumps back into Top 10 with “Every Storm” as well.

44,000 fans took home “Don’t Rush” this week to give Kelly Clarkson’s new country single with Vince Gill 85,000 in two weeks and it was one of a few singles to climb in sales this week after the massive sales reach of the CMA Awards last week. Lee Brice is next with “Hard To Love” and the singer’s soon to be Platinum single will be followed-up at radio soon by the emotional “I Drove Your Truck.” Gary Allan’s “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)” is next at #8 with sales of 36,000 (a 5,000 improvement last week) to leap 9 slots into the Top 10. It’s now sold over 204,000 singles since being released, a strong return for the veteran hitmaker. Luke Bryan’s about a week away from another Gold single with this week’s airplay #1 hit “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” sitting at #9. Little Big Town’s Pontoon is next at #10 and the CMA Single of the Year is well on its way to multi-platinum

Little Big Town’s “Tornado” and Hunter Hayes “Somebody’s Heartbreak” Risers of the Week.

Brad Paisley’s “Southern Comfort Zone,” Little Big Town’s Tornado, Jason Aldean/Luke Bryan/Eric Church’s “The Only Way I Know,” Eric Church’s “Creepin’,” Randy Houser’s “How Country Feels” and Justin Moore’s “Til My Last Day” all experience major chart movement this week. “Tornado” looks well on its way to becoming the latest big digital single hit for The CMA’s Top Vocal Group this year while Houser returns to the Top 30 after one week away. Rascal Flatt’s “Come Wake Me Up” is next with sales approaching Gold, proving that they’ve still got the goods at retail (even if album sales are slowing down for ‘em). Hunter Hayes debuts in the Top 30 with his latest hit single, “Soembody’s Heartbreak.” The single gained 4,000 in sales and jumped from 52 to #29 this week. 

Other songs worth noting outside the Top 30 include KaceyMusgrave’s “Merry Go ‘Round, a song which has now sold 77,000 singles and should debut in the Top 30 next week. Kenny Chesney’s “El Cerrito Place” will likely get there soon as well. Thomas Rhett’s “Beer With Jesus” is on its way up too (from 53 to 37) and has sold 87,000 copies.

Songs falling out of the Top 30 This Week:

  • Tim McGraw – “One Of Those Nights”
  • Miranda Lambert “Over You”
  • Charles Esten/Hayden Panetierre “Undermine”
  • Blake Shelton’s “God Gave Me You”

New singles likely to debut next week:

  • Tracks From “Nashville”
  • Rose Falcon – “You Stole My Heart”
  • Charlie Worsham – “Could It Be”
  • Tracks from Aaron Lewis’ “The Road”
  • Tracks from The Departed’s “Adventus”

Top 30 Digital Singles In Country Music (11/14/12)*

*Numbers are rounded to nearest thousandth.


LW TW Artist Track


LW TW Artist Track TW LW Total

3 1 Florida Georgia Line Cruise 82,000 77,000 982,000

1 2 Taylor Swift We Are Never Ever Getting… 73,000 87,000 2,520,000

4 3 Hunter Hayes Wanted 54,000 74,000 1,778,000

5 4 Carrie Underwood Blown Away 52,000 69,000 1,288,000

2 5 The Band Perry Better Dig Two 52,000 82,000 134,000

10 6 Kelly Clarkson Don’t Rush 44,000 41,000 85,000

8 7 Lee Brice Hard To Love 44,000 48,000 942,000

17 8 Gary Allan Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain) 36,000 31,000 204,000

9 9 Luke Bryan Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye 35,000 47,000 477,000

6 10 Little Big Town Pontoon 35,000 63,000 1,576,000

11 11 Taylor Swift Begin Again 32,000 40,000 135,000

7 12 Taylor Swift Red 29,000 51,000 527,000

14 13 Zac Brown Band Goodbye In Her Eyes 27,000 36,000 135,000

19 14 Brad Paisley Southern Comfort Zone 24,000 29,000 138,000

28 15 Little Big Town Tornado 23,000 19,000 91,000

25 16 Jason Aldean The Only Way I Know 21,000 21,000 88,000

24 17 Eric Church Creepin’ 19,000 22,000 361,000

20 18 Jason Aldean Take A Little Ride 19,000 25,000 870,000

31 19 Randy Houser How Country Feels 18,000 17,000 205,000

29 20 Justin Moore Til My Last Day 18,000 18,000 227,000

27 21 Rascal Flatts Come Wake Me Up 18,000 19,000 473,000

16 22 Sam Palladio/Clare Bowen Fade Into You 17,000 32,000 96,000

23 23 Kip Moore Beer Money 17,000 22,000 208,000

18 24 Eric Church Springsteen 17,000 30,000 1,879,000

21 25 Miranda Lambert Fastest Girl In Town 17,000 25,000 338,000

25 26 Thompson Square If I Didn’t Have You 16,000 39,000 55,000

34 27 Jake Owen The One That Got Away 14,000 16,000 381,000

32 28 Dustin Lynch Cowboys And Angels 14,000 17,000 790,000

52 29 Hunter Hayes Somebody’s Heartbreak 14,000 10,000 97,000

22 30 Sam Palladio/Clare Bowen If I Didn’t Know Better 14,000 22,000 143,000