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US Country Music Charts January 17, 2013

Singles, Albums, and Radio Airplay


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Blake Shelton - 'Sure Be Cool If You Did' single (2013)

Image courtesy of Warner Bros. Records

Top 5 Country Singles

  1. Florida Georgia Line - "Cruise"
  2. Hunter Hayes - "Wanted"
  3. The Band Perry - "Better Dig Two"
  4. Gary Allan - "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)"
  5. Taylor Swift - "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"

Big Chart Movers

  • #45-#6 Blake Shelton - "Sure Be Cool If You Did"
  • #14-#10 Brad Paisley - "Southern Comfort Zone"
  • #15-#11 Tim McGraw - "One of Those Nights"
  • #40-#36 Miranda Lambert - "Mama's Broken Heart"

Hot New Country Songs

  • #16 Taylor Swift - "The Moment I Knew"
  • #32 Darius Rucker - "Wagon Wheel"
  • #35 Clare Bowen & Sam Palladio - "Change Your Mind"
  • #48 Rascal Flatts - "Changed"
  • #50 Train featuring Ashley Moore - "Bruises"


My prediction last week that Blake Shelton's "Sure Be Cool If You Did" wouldn't stay long at #45 was proven more than a little true. In the song's second week on the country charts, it catapaulted a massive 39 slots to #6! So it's safe to say the song is more than a threat to the current occupant of the top spot, Florida Georgia Line's "Cruise." Elsewhere, Taylor Swift's "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" hits the wall, dropping from #2 to #5. Moving into the runner-up slot is usual suspect Hunter Hayes's "Wanted" while Gary Allan's "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)" advances from #5 to #4.

Top 5 Country Albums

  1. Taylor Swift - Red
  2. Florida Georgia Line - Here's to the Good Times
  3. Luke Bryan - Tailgates & Tanlines
  4. Various Artists - Nashville: The Music of Nashville
  5. Little Big Town - Tornado

Hot New Country Albums

  • #49 Various Artists - Justified: Music from the Original Television Series


Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood drop out of the top 5, to #9 and #6 respectively. They're replaced by Little Big Town's Tornado at #5 and the soundtrack to the TV series Nashville at #4. The sole new entry to the album charts this week also hails from the small screen: the soundtrack to the cowboy show Justified. The drought of fresh material will end next week when new albums by Gary Allan, Randy Houser, and Darius Rucker are released -- although they won't enter the country charts until the week after.

For more chart details, visit Billboard.

Country's Highest Ranking Radio Songs

  • #4 Taylor Swift - "I Knew Your Were Trouble"
  • #21 Randy Houser - "How Country Feels"
  • #23 Zac Brown Band - "Goodbye in Her Eyes"
  • #25 Gary Allan - "Every Storm (Runs out of Rain)"
  • #26 Jason Aldean with Luke Bryan and Eric Church - "The Only Way I Know"

Big Radio Chart Movers

  • #55-#41 Tim McGraw - "One of Those Nights"

Hot New Radio Country Songs


Does the end of Taylor Swift's ride with "I Knew You Were Trouble" end at #1? It certainly seems possible. This week, the club-ready tune saunters from #7 to #4, putting the Red single above both Maroon 5 and P!nk. Randy Houser's "How Country Feels" pushes past Zac Brown Band's "Goodbye in Her Eyes," advancing from #24 to #21. Last week's big chart movers move into the top tier of country's most popular radio songs: Gary Allan's "Every Storm (Runs Out of Rain)" leapt from #32 to #25; Jason Aldean's team-up with Luke Bryan and Eric Church, "The Only Way I Know," made a double-digit advance from #36 to #26. They may be joined soon by Tim McGraw's new single "One of Those Nights."

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