Country Chart News – The Top 30 Digital Singles: The Week of December 12, 2012: Florida Georgia Line Dominance; Cassadee Pope Returns

This week is clearly Republic Nashville’s week as Florida Georgia Line scores an impressive 8 songs on the Digital Singles chart this week with 3 of those 8 landing inside the Roughstock Top 30 Chart Powered By SoundScan. Cassadee Pope debuts with a second country single as well. Read on to see more!

Florida Georgia Line Dominates Singles Sales Chart with Tracks from “Here’s To The Good Times,” their debut album for Republic Records Nashville.

With sales of their album leading “Here’s To The Good Times” onto the Album chart, Florida Georgia Line falls-in-line with major country stars, a remarkable achievement given they started the year w/o a record deal, and scores three singles in this Top 30 rundown from the record, including “Cruise” at #1 again (it’s also the radio airplay #1) and with “Here’s To The Good Times” also inside the Top 10 at #9. The Band Perry’s “Better Dig Two” sits at #2 with sales now at 340k while Gary Allan’s “Every Storm Runs Out Of Rain)” sits at #3. The song, from the upcoming “Sets You Free” album, has now sold 363k. 3x Grammy Nominee Hunter Hayes’ #1 hit “Wanted” is a week or two away from Double Platinum while Cassadee Pope’s second country cover, “Stand” (originally a Rascal Flatts song) scores an impressive 40,000 singles sold to debut at #5.

Hunter Hayes “Somebody’s Heartbreak” Is A Top 11 Digital Single.

Taylor Swift is less than 300k away from Triple Platinum for her divisive hit “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” a song up for Grammy Record of the Year (best hit of the year). Carrie Underwood’s recent #1 hit “Blown Away” has now nearly sold 1.5 million copies and leads the #6-#10 part of our rundown. She’s followed by Jason Aldean’s “The Only Way I Know,” a single which features Eric Church and Luke Bryan. Little Big Town’s “Tornado” is right behind them and with 22,000 sold, the previously mentioned Florida Georgia Line track is at #9. Hunter Hayes’ “Somebody’s Heartbreak” is #11 for the first time as the third single from the Grammy Nominated “Hunter Hayes” album has now sold 170k on its march to at least Gold.

Blake Shelton’s “Home” Is The Riser of the Week.

With a sales increase of 10k thanks to the seasonal special last week on NBC, Blake Shelton’s cover of the Michael Buble-penned hit jumps 32 slots from 49 to #17 this week, making the tune our riser of the week. Cassadee Pope’s stunning take of her mentor Shelton’s “Over You” has now surpassed the 200,000 sales mark in 3 weeks, not bad for an unsigned artist (who will soon be signed by a Nashville label, we think). She’s a crossover star waiting to happen and look for her to debut with “Stupid Boy” next week on this chart. Other new singles on the chart this week incude two songs from the Nashville TV show, one from Sam Palladio and Clare Bowen and one from Hayden Panettiere. 

Brenda Lee’s seminal yuletide favorite “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree” leads the Cristmas singles with 15,000 sold bringing the sales totol over 760k while Florida Georgia Line scores 4 new singles on the Top 100 Country Singles chart from their album “Here’s To The Good Times,” “Stay” at 38, “Dayum Baby” at 46, “Hell Raisin’ Heat Of The Summer” at #59 and “Party People” at #70. The previously available track “Get Your Shine On,” their next single, sits at #52 and has sold 89,000 copies to date. Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel” is only 15,000 singles away from Platinum while Eli Young Band’s “Even If It Break’s Your Heart” is less than 7,000 away.

Songs falling out of the Top 30 This Week:

  • Miranda Lambert – “Over You”
  • Greg Bates – “Did It For The Girl”
  • Thomas Rhett “Beer For Jesus”
  • Brad Paisley – “Southern Comfort Zone”
  • Jake Owen – “The One That Got Away”
  • Kenny Chesney – “El Cerrito Place”

New singles likely to debut next week:

  • Randy Rogers Band – “Fuzzy”
  • Chris Janson – “Better I Don’t”
  • RaeLynn – “Boyfriend”
  • Cassadee Pope – “Stupid Boy”

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

*Numbers are rounded to nearest thousandth.

Artist Track TW LW Total

Florida Georgia Line Cruise 72,000 67,000 1,281,000

The Band Perry Better Dig Two 58,000 53,000 340,000

Gary Allan Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain) 43,000 38,000 363,000

Hunter Hayes Wanted 41,000 39,000 1,946,000

Cassadee Pope Stand 40,000 0 40,000

Taylor Swift We Are Never Ever Getting… 40,000 40,000 2,730,000

Carrie Underwood Blown Away 29,000 31,000 1,437,000

Jason Aldean The Only Way I Know 28,000 27,000 198,000

Little Big Town Tornado 27,000 27,000 197,000

Florida Georgia Line Here’s To The Good Times 22,000 0 22,000

Hunter Hayes Somebody’s Heartbreak 21,000 19,000 170,000

Zac Brown Band Goodbye In Her Eyes 21,000 21,000 224,000

Sam Palladio/Clare Bowen When The Right One Comes Along 21,000 0 21,000

Taylor Swift Begin Again 20,000 21,000 563,000

Randy Houser How Country Feels 20,000 19,000 286,000

Luke Bryan Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye 19,000 21,000 575,000

George Strait Give It All We Got Tonight 18,000 27,000 83,000

Blake Shelton Home 17,000 7,000 613,300

Florida Georgia Line Round Here 17,000 0 17,000

Eric Church Creepin’ 17,000 16,000 428,000

Cassadee Pope Over You 16,000 39,000 207,000

Little Big Town Pontoon 16,000 17,000 1,659,000

Justin Moore Til My Last Day 16,000 16,000 293,000

Tim McGraw One Of Those Nights 16,000 13,000 93,000

Kacey Musgraves Merry Go ‘Round 15,000 15,000 137,000

Lee Brice Hard To Love 15,000 17,000 1,037,000

Kip Moore Beer Money 14,000 15,000 271,000

Taylor Swift Red 13,000 12,000 594,000