Country Chart News - The Top 30 Digital Singles: The Week of January 23, 2012: "Better Dig Two" #1; "Wagon Wheel" Top 10

This week we find The Band Perry holding down the #1 slot for Roughstock's Top 30 Digital Singles Report. There are a few surprises - like Darius Rucker doubling sales of "Wagon Wheel" to land in the Top 10 and others like an appearance from a 5 year old Kid Rock single. Read on to find out more!

The Band Perry score the #1 slot with “Better Dig Two” for the first time (Talyor, Hunter or Florida Georgia Line were always ahead of them) thanks to solid consistent sales of 70k this week, bringing their total singles sold just under 800k. Blake Shelton’s new single “Sure Be Cool If You Did” has moved 161k in two weeks and is this week’s #2 selling single. #3 single “Cruise is only 130k away from Double Platinum while Gary Allan’s “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)” is next with sales now hitting nearly 750k. Hunter Hayes Double Platinum single “Wanted” is next and has actually sold nearly 2.4 million copies as it rises up to Top 15 on the Adult Contemporary chart and Top 30 (#26) on the Pop Radio Airplay Chart.

Darius Rucker “Wagon Wheel” Breaks Into Top 10

All signs are pointing to “Wagon Wheel” becoming one of - if not the biggest - hit of Darius Rucker’s career and it’s no surprise as “Wagon Wheel” is an exceptionally likeable song (so likeable that the original version from String Band Old Crow Medicine Show is Platinum and nearly Top 30 on this chart). Just before Darius on this week’s chart is Taylor Swift’s divisive pop hit “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together.” The single has sold 3.25 million singles to date, which is a number that is similar to her Pop-only single from “Red,” “I Knew You Were Trouble” - the track has sold 2.9m singles to date - a song which tops the Pop Airplay charts this week. Tim McGraw’s “One Of Those Nights” is up five slots to #8 this week with sales now at 273k for the sophomore single from the upcoming “Two Lanes Of Freedom” album, his debut for Big Machine Records. Jason Aldean’s nearly Gold “The Only Way I Know,” which sits at #3 on the Country Airplay chart this week behind Randy Houser’s “How Country Feels” and Gary Allan’s “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)” is the #9 single on the chart this week while Little Big Town’s “Tornado” remains at #10 and is just under 52k away from being their second-consecutive Gold (or better) selling single.

Kid Rock’s “All Summer Long” Debuts After Years of Being ‘album only’; Miranda Lambert “Mama’s Broken Heart” Up 20 spots this week.

Carrie Underwood is up 4 slots to #11 this week with “Two Black Cadillacs” while Kacey Musgraves (who just announced an album release for “Same Trailer, Different Park” in late March) is at #14 for a second week with “Merry Go Round.” Lee Brice’s “I Drove Your Truck” breaks into the Top 20 while Kid Rock debuts with “All Summer Long” his 2008 hit which was previously unavailable digitally until last week. Given the massive success of a 4 year old single, it’s not hard to speculate that the song would’ve been multi-platinum if it had been available to purchase before now (in fact, lots of copycat singles ended up selling extremely well because of this). Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart” sits at #22 this week with a sales gain of 8,000 tracks, enough to give her a boost of 20 slots on the sales chart. The song is the fifth single from “Four The Record.” Finally, Hayden Panettiere debuts at #29 with “Boys and Buses,” the latest single from her TV show “Nashville” to appear on these charts (her song “Telescope” is a Top 30 hit).

Keith Urban’s “Act of Valor” soundtrack hit, “For You” may have not won a Golden Globe but the single has surpassed the Gold sales mark with sales now at 512k. Tim McGraw’s “I Like It, I Love It” has also surpassed the Gold sales mark for Digital Single sales with 514k in sales, “Just To Se You Smile also surpassed Gold in the past few months with sales at 531k.  Finally, Jake Owen’s recent hit “The One That Got Away” surpassed the Gold sales mark last week.

Songs falling out of the Top 30 This Week:

  • Kip Moore - “Beer Money”
  • Justin Moore - “Til My Last Day”
  • Eric Church - “Creepin’”

New singles that may debut next week:

  • Montgomery Gentry - “I’ll Keep The Kids”
  • Parmalee - “Carolina”
  • Gary Allan - Tracks from “Set You Free.”
  • Randy Houser - Tracks from “How Country Feels”
  • Clare Bowen & Sam Palladio - “One Works Better”
  • Kid Rock - “Happy New Year”
  • Lonestar - “Maybe Someday”

Top 30 Digital Singles In Country Music (1/23/13)*

*Numbers are rounded to nearest thousandth.

LWTWArtistTrackTWLW Total
41The Band PerryBetter Dig Two70,00070,000797,000
12Blake SheltonSure Be Cool If You Did63,00098,000161,000
33Florida Georgia LineCruise60,00072,0001,870,000
64Gary AllanEvery Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)58,00057,000743,000
55Hunter HayesWanted55,00061,0002,393,000
76Taylor SwiftWe Are Never Ever Getting Back Together43,00055,0003,248,000
177Darius RuckerWagon Wheel40,00025,00065,000
128Tim McGraw One Of Those Nights36,00033,000273,000
89Jason AldeanThe Only Way I Know36,00039,000466,000
1010Little Big TownTornado34,00036,000448,000
1511Carrie UnderwoodTwo Black Cadillacs32,00030,000240,000
1112Hunter HayesSomebody's Heartbreak31,00035,000417,000
913Carrie UnderwoodBlown Away30,00036,0001,761,000
1414Kacey MusgravesMerry Go 'Round29,00030,000324,000
1315Randy HouserHow Country Feels28,00031,000486,000
2016Lee BriceI Drove Your Truck25,00024,000171,000
1617Zac Brown BandGoodbye In Your Eyes23,00027,000398,000
NEW18Kid RockAll Summer Long23,000047,000
2319Thompson SquareIf I Didn't Have You22,00021,000193,000
2420George StraitGive It All We Got Tonight21,00020,000195,000
1821Little Big TownPontoon21,00024,0001,871,000
4222Miranda LambertMama's Broken Heart20,00012,000127,000
2723Florida Georgia LineGet Your Shine On19,00017,000188,000
2224Brad Paisley Southern Comfort Zone18,00021,000334,000
2125Taylor SwiftBegin Again17,00021,000744,000
226Taylor SwiftThe Moment I Knew16,00079,00095,000
2527Lee BriceHard To Love15,00019,0001,199,000
2628Luke BryanKiss Tomorrow Goodbye15,00017,000726,000
NEW29Hayden PanettiereBoys and Buses15,000015,000
3330Luke BryanDrunk On You14,00015,0002,255,000