Country Music's Top 30 Digital Singles: Week of April 1, 2015

Little Big Town rides wave of "Girl Crush" news and fake controversy to the top of the charts.

At #1 on Country Music's Top 30 Digital Singles: Week of April 1, 2015 chart report is Little Big Town's buzzworthy "Girl Crush." The single Rode a viral social media wave from some poorly-sourced journalism from The Washington Post and other sources (not us as we editorialized the single's disconnect with radio on different grounds). "Girl Crush" experienced a 121% sales increase this week over last week and was the #15 all-genre single of the week (with sales remaining strong into this week). Sam Hunt's "Take Your Time," a song which has now sold over 772k to date is at #2 while Zac Brown Band's 10 week old "Homegrown" is at #3 with the track having now sold 381k to date (and still gaining again). It's also Billboard's Airplay #1 this week. Granger Smith's "Backroad Song" debuts at #4 with 33k scanned in its first week. Rounding out the Top 5 is Cole Swindell's third single from his self-titled debut, "Ain't Worth The Whiskey," with sales now at 494k to date.

Top 10 Notes

Eric Church sits at #6 with "Like A Wrecking Ball" having sold 159k to date, At #7 is A Thousand Horses' "Smoke," a song which is picking up steam and has now scanned 158k in 13 weeks on the chart.

at #8 is Miranda Lambert's "Little Red Wagon" with sales now at 225k to date. Florida Georgia Line's "Sipping On Fire" debuts in the Top 10 with sales now at 145k (up 25%) to date while Canaan Smith rounds out the Top 10 with  "Love You Like That." The single jumps from #23 to #10 with a 54% sales boost. He's now sold 271k copies of the track that's just now Top 20 at radio.

Notable Track Notes

Lee Brice's "Drinking Class" sits at #11 with sales now at 603k to date. Chris Young's "Lonely Eyes" is at #12 with sales now at 408k  while he's pushing to hit #1 on Billboard or Mediabase. Darius Rucker's "Homegrown Honey" is at #17 with 326k (21% pre album release increase) and is followed by Kelsea Ballerini's "Love Me Like You Mean It" at #19 and Chris Janson's "Buy Me A Boat" at #20. Janson has now scanned 38,000 tracks of his viral hit single without any radio airplay.  Kacey Musgraves "Biscuits" slides to #23.  Debuting in the Top 30 is Kenny Chesney/Grace Potter's "Wild Child." It sold 11k to land at #29 with sales now totalling 73k.

Outside The Top 30 Notes

  • Reba "Going Out Like That" at #34 with sales of 70k (up 100% in two weeks)
  • Josh Turner "Lay Low" at 45 with 116k scanned to date
  • Brantley Gilbert "One Hell of an Amen" at #47 with sales of 93k to date
  • Old Dominion "Break Up With Him" at #58 with sales at 87k
  • Little Big Town "Day Drinking" at #48 with 655k to date
  • Michael Ray "Kiss You In The Morning" at #59 with sales at 21k in 6 weeks
  • Zac Brown Band "Dress Blues" at #60 with 21k scanned to date (up 63% this week)
  • Old Dominion "Break Up With Him" at #68 with 91k scanned to date
  • Reba Feat. Jennifer Nettles "Enough" at #79 with 4k scanned

Songs falling out of the Top 30 This Week

Note: Songs falling out of the Top 30 chart can be viewed in new 'falling off" tally section linked below.

  • Thomas Rhett "Make Me Wanna"
  • Mickey Guyton "Better Than You Left Me"

New singles that may debut next week

  • Zac Brown Band pre-sale
  • Tyler Farr pre-sale
  • Reba Pre-Sale

The Top 30 Digital Country Singles (1/01/2015)*

*Chart Numbers rounded to nearest thousandth.

Place Artist Track Sales Total
1 Little Big Town Girl Crush 60,000 330,000
2 Sam Hunt Take Your Time 56,000 772,000
3 Zac Brown Band Homegrown 41,000 381,000
4 Granger Smith Backroad Song 33,000 33,000
5 Cole Swindell Ain't Worth The Whiskey 27,000 494,000

Click To View Entire Top 30 Digital Single Sales Chart


  • Brian Cole

    At least Country radio is beginning to take notice of the song. "Girl Crush" is making some decent gains now, so it might be a Top Ten hit after all. The song gained over 1.6 million impressions on Billboard this week, and has gained over 1,000 spins on the Mediabase All Stations Country Chart in the last seven days.