Country Chart News – The Top 30 Digital Singles: The Week of February 20, 2013: Hunter Hayes “Wanted #1; Carrie Underwood Places Two Hits In Top 5

With “Wanted” getting some Grammy airplay before introducing Carrie Underwood, Hunter Hayes scored the #1 single on this week’s Roughstock Top 30 Digital Singles chart. His tour mate Carrie Underwood scored two in the top 5. Read on here to see the complete chart!

Between a Valentine’s Day and Grammy Awards sales bump, sales last week were remarkably strong for nearly every single in the Top 30 with Hunter Hayes reaching #1 on our chart with “Wanted” for the very first time.  

Hunter Hayes’ Multi-Platinum Country Radio #1 breakout hit is currently also in the Top 25 on Pop, Top 20 on Adult Contemporary charts and thanks to the romantic holiday and the Grammy Awards performance, it’s now #1 on the Roughstock Top 30 Country Digital Singles Chart for the very first time with a cool 84k more fans taking home the single. With 74k singles sold this week, Blake Shelton’s lead single from Based On A True Story… – “Sure Be Cool If You Did” – is the #2 single this week and sales are now just over 70,000 tracks away from hitting Gold. #3 single “Two Black Cadillacs” – a new high placement for the single – sold 60k tracks this week, one of two Carrie Underwood singles in the Top 5 with “Blown Away” sitting at #5 with only the now Platinum single “Better Dig Two” from The Band Perry sitting in between the two singles.

Tim McGraw “One Of Those Nights,” Lady A’s “Downtown” among Top 10 Singles This Week.

Tim McGraw had two singles inside the Top 3 last week when “Two Lanes Of Freedom” was released and this week he sees only one song inside the Top 10, the current #2 radio airplay hit “One Of Those Nights.” The single is less than 35k away from becoming the second Gold-selling single from the album which was preceeded by Gold-selling Radio Airplay Top 10 hit “Truck Yeah” and will be followed by last week’s #1 Digital Single “Highway Don’t Care” (it’s now at #21 this week). Lady Antebellum’s lead single from “Golden,” “Downtown,” is now at 120k singles sold in two weeks on the Digital Singles chart (and Top 15 on the Radio Airplay chart). Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” is at #8 this week with sales over 2 million while #9 single “Every Storm (Runs Out Of Rain)” will hit Platinum status (giving him his first ever such RIAA Digital Single certification) in the next week or two. Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” scored a nice Grammy showcase last week which helped the single squeak back inside this Top 10 chart (only because the very “pop” song was also a Country chart single). It has now sold 3.4 million copies.

Both Darius Rucker and Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel” singles inside Top 30; .

Hunter Hayes and Florida Georgia Line both have singles sitting just outisde the Top 10 with their current Country Radio Airplay hits “Somebody’s Heartbreak” and “Get Your Shine On,” respectively. Hayes’ hit is Gold while FGL’s hit looks ready to get there soon with sales now over 300k. Lee Brice’s “I Drive Your Truck” is an Airplay winner as well as it will make him 3-3 with singles from “Hard 2 Love” scoring with audiences both on the Airplay chart as well as this Digital chart. “Hard To Love” and “A Woman Like You” are both Platinum-selling #1 Airplay hits. 

Darius Rucker sits at #20 this week with “Wagon Whell” and has now sold 165,000 copies of his 2013 remake of the Old Crow Medicine Show southern bar band hit with OCMS themselves landing back in the Top 30 for a third week – they temporarily slipped last week – with their original Platinum-selling version. Little Big Town will have their first Double Platinum single next week when “Pontoon” surpasses the sales milestone. Dustin Lynch is less than 50,000 singles sold away from seeing debut Top 5 single “Cowboys & Angels” score a Platinum sales success. 

Songs falling out of the Top 30 This Week:

  • Hayden Panettere – “Consider Me”
  • Sarah Darling – “Home To Me”

New singles that may debut next week:

  • Clare Bowen & Sam Palladio – “Casino”
  • Ashley Monroe/Blake Shelton – “You Ain’t Conway (You Ain’t Loretta)”
  • Gretchen Wilson – “Still Rollin’”

Top 30 Digital Singles In Country Music (2/13/13)*

*Numbers are rounded to nearest thousandth.

LW
5
4
10
6
12
3
2
9
8
13
11
14
16
116
18
7
19
20
17
21
1
23
22
26
27
30
25
29
31
36
TW
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
Artist
Hunter Hayes
Blake Shelton
Carrie Underwood
The Band Perry
Carrie Underwood
Tim McGraw
Lady Antebellum
FloridaGeorgiaLine
Gary Allan
Taylor Swift
Miranda Lambert
FloridaGeorgiaLine
Hunter Hayes
Little Big Town
Lee Brice
Kenny Chesney
Kacey Musgraves
George Strait
Jason Aldean
Darius Rucker
T.McGraw/T.Swift
Thompson Square
Randy Houser
Little Big Town
Dustin Lynch
Luke Bryan
Brad Paisley
Zac Brown Band
Taylor Swift
O.C.M.S. 
Track
Wanted
Sure Be Cool If You Did
Two Black Cadillacs
Better Dig Two
Blown Away
One Of Those Nights
Downtown
Cruise
Every Storm (Runs…)
We Are Never Ever…
Mama’s Broken Heart
Get Your Shine On
Somebody’s Heartbreak
Tornado
I Drive Your Truck
Pirate Flag
Merry Go Round
Give It All We Got…
The Only Way I Know
Wagon Wheel
Highway Don’t Care
If I Didn’t Have You
How Country Feels
Pontoon
Cowboys And Angels
Drunk On You
Southern Comfort Zone
Goodbye In Her Eyes
Begin Again
Wagon Wheel
LW
84,000
74,000
60,000
57,000
55,000
52,000
47,000
44,000
42,000
41,000
39,000
35,000
33,000
31,000
30,000
30,000
30,000
27,000
27,000
26,000
25,000
23,000
20,000
18,000
16,000
15,000
15,000
15,000
14,000
13,000
TW
65,000
67,000
42,000
57,000
36,000
72,000
72,000
45,000
47,000
33,000
36,000
32,000
29,000
30,000
28,000
48,000
28,000
25,000
28,000
23,000
86,000
21,000
23,000
16,000
16,000
14,000
17,000
14,000
14,000
12,000
Total
2,646,000
428,000
420,000
1,039,000
1,903,000
465,000
120,000
2,058,000
959,000
3,388,000
257,000
306,000
537,000
570,000
284,000
78,000
440,000
292,000
585,000
165,000
111,000
279,000
600,000
1,941,000
952,000
2,311,000
401,000
464,000
800,000
1,092,000

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