Country Chart News – The Top 30 Digital Singles: The Week of May 1 2013: George Jones Hits Chart; Darius and FGL Tops

The story this week is certainly centered around the power of sad news and the loss of a star and how it impacts digital sales, even late in a week as George Jones places four songs on this week’s chart, with a single track inside the Top 30 while FGL & Darius Rucker both sell over 100,000 singles each.

Florida Georgia Line and Darius Rucker sell 100,000 or more digital track downloads each to place #1 and #2 on this week’s chart with “Cruise” and “Wagon Wheel,” respectively. Meanwhile The weekend sales helped George Jones score perhaps his first-ever Top 15 Digital single on this chart.

The Top 5 remained the same this week so Florida Georgia Line’s remix with Nelly helped “Cruise” remains #1 this week and the single has surpassed the Triple Platinum mark with the “Cruise” Remix helping the last million or so downloads. Darius Rucker’s “Wagon Wheel” remains a big-selling hit with sales now topping 900,000 total while Blake Shelton’s “Boys ‘Round Here” is proving to be equally popular with fans. Tim McGraw and Taylor Swift’s Gold-selling single “Highway Don’t Care” is #4 with Miranda Lambert’s nearly 900,000-sold single “Mama’s Broken Heart” sits at #5. It continues to march towards a Platinum certification, a remarkable achievement for any artist’s fourth or fifth single from an album project. 

Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party” Continues To Have Strong Digital Single Sales while Hunter Hayes “I Want Crazy” returns to Top 10

Luke Bryan’s single “Crash My Party” has sold over 300,000 singles in just three weeks and one day on the chart while last week’s Country radio airplay #1 hit “Downtown” sits at #8 with total sales now over 684,000 copies sold. In between those singles is Florida Georgia Line’s other single on this week’s chart, the current Top 2 Country radio airplay hit “Get Your Shine On,” a song that has now sold 843,000 digital single downloads. Sitting at #9 is Hunter Hayes with his 221,000 selling Top 30 Country radio airplay hit “I Want Crazy” while recent Radio #1 hit Blake Shelton’s Platinum selling “Sure Be Cool If You Did” has now sold over 1.1 million digital downloads.

George Jones “He Stopped Loving Her Today” lands in the Top 15, first of four Jones singles to appear in top 200 chart.

George Jones passed away Friday afternoon but that didn’t stop fans from rushing to buy his albums with “He Stopped Loving Her Today” screaming into the Top 15 with over 34,000 fans buying the song considered by many to be the greatest Country song ever written and performed by the purest Country singer to ever exist. “Finally Friday,” “White Lightning,” “Choices” and “Who’s Gonna Fill Their Shoes” also appeared in the Top 100 chart. Lay Antebellum’s “Wanted You More” appears on the chart after show front-runner Sarah Simmons performed the track on NBC’s “The Voice.” 

Outside The Top 30 Notes:

  • Brett Eldredge is at 32 with sales for Top 30 Country radio hit “Don’t Ya” at nearly 120,000. 
  • Chris Young’s Top 5 hit “I Can Take It From There” crosses the 202,000 sales mark.
  • Zac Brown Band’s “Jump Right” In moves past the 100,000 songs sold mark.

Songs falling out of the Top 30 This Week:

  • Jana Kramer – “Whiskey” (320,000 total sold to date)
  • Scotty McCreery – “See You Tonight” (69,000 total sold to date)

New singles that may debut next week:

  • Billy Currington – “Hey Girl”
  • Tracks from Kenny Chesney - Life On A Rock
  • Tracks from Randy Rogers Band - Trouble
  • Joanna Smith – “Girls Are Crazy”

Top 30 Digital Singles In Country Music (5/1/13)*

*Numbers are rounded to nearest thousandth.  

 

LW

1

2

3

4

5

6

8

11

9

8

12

10

13

15

00

15

17

20

18

22

19

00

21

14

23

24

28

30

27

29

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

FloridaGeorgiaLine

Darius Rucker

Blake Shelton

T.McGraw/T.Swift

Miranda Lambert

Luke Bryan

FloridaGeorgiaLine

Lady Antebellum

Hunter Hayes

Blake Shelton

Jason Aldean

The Band Perry

George Strait

Kenny Chesney

George Jones

Eric Church

Thompson Square

Kip Moore

Brad Paisley

Jake Owen

Lee Brice

Lady Antebellum

The Band Perry

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood

Hunter Hayes

Randy Houser

Easton Corbin

Hunter Hayes

K.Clarkson/V.Gill

Track

Cruise(Feat.Nelly)

Wagon Wheel

Boys ‘Round Here

Highway Don’t Care

Mama’s Broken Heart

Crash My Party

Get Your Shine On

Downtown

I Want Crazy

Sure Be Cool If…

1994

DONE.

Give It All We Got..

Pirate Flag

He Stopped Loving…

Like Jesus Does

If I DIdn’t Have you

Hey Pretty Girl

Beat This Summer

Anywhere With You

I Drive Your Truck

Wanted You More

Better Dig Two

Blown Away

Two Black Cadillacs

Wanted

Runnin Outta Mo…

All Over The Road

Somebody’s Heart…

Don’t Rush

TW

137,000

100,000

93,000

74,000

63,000

57,000

57,000

54,000

47,000

44,000

43,000

40,000

37,000

35,000

34,000

29,000

28,000

28,000

26,000

26,000

23,000

21,000

20,000

20,000

19,000

18,000

17,000

16,000

15,000

14,000

LW

129,000

91,000

87,000

77,000

66,000

65,000

55,000

58,000

46,000

51,000

44,000

48,000

39,000

32,000

1,000

31,000

30,000

26,000

28,000

24,000

26,000

1,000

24,000

33,000

23,000

20,000

16,000

15,000

17,000

15,000

Total

2,992,000

900,000

402,000

678,000

879,000

312,000

843,000

684,000

221,000

1,106,000

325,000

311,000

635,000

438,000

450,000

342,000

573,000

297,000

184,000

300,000

585,000

354,000

1,367,000

2,137,000

734,000

2,980,000

157,000

136,000

761,000

318,000

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