Country Chart News – The Top 30 Digital Singles: The Week of March 27, 2013: Darius Rucker “Wagon Wheel” #1: Blake Shelton #2; Justin Moore “Point At You” Highest Debut

For the first time in his career, Darius Rucker scores the #1 slot on the Roughstock Top 30 Digital Single Sales Report (in partnership with SoundScan). Read on here to see how the rest of the Top 30 played out, including which acts scored their latest Gold and Platinum hits!

Darius Rucker scores his first ever Rougstock/SoundScan Top 30 Digital Singles Chart #1 with “Wagon Wheel.” Miranda and FGL Sell Gold with latest singles!

With 75,000 singles sold, Darius Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel” has become the best-selling country music single in all of America. If Darius keeps sales in the same 75,000 range, he’ll have his first Gold single in a couple of years with “Wagon Wheel.” Blake Shelton – who spent weeks at #1 with “Sure Be Cool If You Did” just released Based On A True Story… to market and we fully expect quite a few of those tracks to make their way up this chart next week. This tune seems to be on its way to an eventual Platinum sales certification (it’s 217k away which would mean 5-6 weeks at 50,000-40,000 singles sold per week). #3 is Blake’s wife Miranda Lambert with her latest Gold-selling single “Mama’s Broken Heart.” She had a string of six Gold or Platinum-selling singles in a row before last single “Fastest Girl In Town” failed to cross that threshold (yet) but “Mama’s Broken Heart” has sold remarkably well, especially for a fourth single from a nearly two year old album. Lady Antebellum’s “Downtown” — the lead single from Golden — has now sold 371,000 copies in seven weeks on the charts while Florida Georgia Line’s “Get Your Shine On” was certified last week by the RIAA for 500,000 singles sold, just as it passed the sales mark.

Top 10 Welcomes George Strait and Kacey Musgraves. “Highway Don’t Care” Leads second Half of Top 10.

Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift’s “Highway Don’t Care” (which features Keith Urban on guitar) is already making waves at both radio and on this Top 30 Digital Singles Chart with sales now at 271k and rising with the track officially announced as McGraw and Swift’s latest single (after both of their recent hits hit #1). Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” has now sold nearly 2.25 Million just as the track gets remixed by rapper Nelly (due to be released next week). Kenny Chesney’s “Pirate Flag” is at #8 this week with nearly 250,000 copies downloaded while George Strait’s latest single “Give It All We Got Tonight” is up 8% in sales this week and will certainly surpass the Gold sales mark in the next couple of weeks as it currently sits at nearly 440k sold while sitting at #11 on the radio airplay charts. The track would be his first Gold-selling single since 2008’s “Troubadour” (hits between then and now include “River Of Love,” “I Gotta Get To You” and “Here For A Good Time”). Sitting at #10 is Kacey Musgraves with her first Top 10 Country Airplay hit “Merry Go ‘Round.” The single has sold 580,000 tracks to date and helped push Same Trailer Different Park to a #1 country chart debut, remarkable for any new artist, let alone a female artist.

Justin Moore Debuts On Chart With “Point At You,” Risers of Week include Jason Aldean, Jake Owen and Eric Church. Tyler Farr and Brett Eldredge Fast Rising Outside Top 30.

Thompson Square are among the top rising singles of the week as “If I Didn’t Have You” has surpassed the Gold-sales mark with 405,000 now sold. The husband and wife duo’s sophomore album Just Feels Good hit stores this week. The only new debut single of this week’s chart is Justin Moore’s “Point At You.” The single sold 23,000 copies in its first week at digital retail. Right behind Justin Moore in our rundown is Eric Curch with his latest hit “Like Jesus Does,” up 11 percent over last week while Jason Aldean’s “1994” is up over the 100k sold mark with a 25% sales incerase. His video with it’s cavalcade of guest stars should help the single’s sales while Hunter Hayes’ “Somebody’s Heartbreak” has moved over 660,000 copies. Kip Moore’s “Hey Pretty Girl” is up 17% this week while Jake Owen’s “Anywhere With You gained sales at a 31% increase! Carrie Underwood also surpassed Double Platinum sales certification levels for “Blown Away.” It’s her first Multi-Platinum single since 2006′s “Before He Cheats” (though all the singles are Gold or Platinum and #1 or #2 Airplay hits).

Outside the Top 30 Brett Eldredge’s “Don’t Ya” (which hit the radio airplay Top 30 this week, making it his second song to do so after 2010’s “Raymond”). He’s now sold 69,000 copies of the single and as it continues to perform in the Top 30, sales are bound to continue to rival this week’s 32% sales increase. Dustin Lynch’s “She Cranks My Tractor” continues to move copies while Tyler Farr’s “Redneck Crazy” sells remarkably well for a single not even Top 40 on radio airplay yet. 

Songs falling out of the Top 30 This Week:

  • Jason Aldean – “The Only Way I Know”

New singles that may debut next week:

  • Tracks from Blake Shelton’s “Based On A True Story…”

  • Tracks From Thompson Square’s “Just Feels Good”

  • “Hush Hush” from Pistol Annies

Top 30 Digital Singles In Country Music (3/27/13)*

*Numbers are rounded to nearest thousandth.  


LW

2

1

2

4

3

6

9

7

14

18

13

9

12

15

19

15

11

00

21

23

17

24

29

20

16

22

25

26

28

30

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

Darius Rucker

Blake Shelton

Miranda Lambert

Lady Antebellum

FloridaGeorgiaLine

T.McGraw/T.Swift

FloridaGeorgiaLine

Kenny Chesney

George Strait

Kacey Musgraves

Lee Brice

Hunter Hayes

Carrie Underwood

The Band Perry

Thompson Square

Tim McGraw

The Band Perry

Justin Moore

Eric Church

Jason Aldean

Hunter Hayes

Kip Moore

Jake Owen

Little Big Town

Luke Bryan

Gary Allan

Carrie Underwood

Taylor Swift

O.C.M.S.

Rascal Flatts

Track

Wagon Wheel

Sure Be Cool If…

Mama’s Broken Heart

Downtown

Get Your Shine On

Highway Don’t Care

Cruise

Pirate Flag

Give It All We Got…

Mary Go ‘Round

I Drive Your Truck

Wanted

Two Black Cadillacs

Better Dig Two

If I Didn’t Have You

One Of Those Nights

Done

Point At You

Like Jesus Does

1994

Somebody’s Heart…

Hey Pretty Girl

Anywhere With You

Tornado

Buzzkill

Every Storm (Runs…

Blown Away

We Are Never Ever…

Wagon Wheel

Changed

TW

75,000

68,000

58,000

53,000

51,000

48,000

38,000

36,000

30,000

30,000

30000

30,000

29,000

27,000

27,000

25,000

24,000

23,000

23,000

23,000

22,000

21,000

20,000

19,000

17,000

17,000

16,000

16,000

16,000

14,000

LW

61,000

69,000

57,000

52,000

50,000

41,000

35,000

37,000

28,000

25,000

30,000

34,000

31,000

32,000

25,000

26,000

31,000

00000

21,000

18,000

25,000

18,000

15,000

23,000

25,000

19,000

18,000

18,000

15,000

14,000

Total

429,000

783,000

522,000

371,000

545,000

271,000

2,246,000

248,000

439,000

580,000

435,000

2,858,000

599,000

1,234,000

405,000

630,000

56,000

23,000

181,000

104,000

660,000

164,000

181,000

693,000

93,000

1,081,000

2,012,000

3,500,000

1,167,000

301,000

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