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US Country Music Charts November 22, 2012

Singles, Albums, and Radio Airplay

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Florida Georgia Line - 'Cruise' single (2012)

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Top 5 Country Singles

  1. Taylor Swift - "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"
  2. Florida Georgia Line - "Cruise"
  3. Luke Bryan - "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye"
  4. Hunter Hayes - "Wanted"
  5. Carrie Underwood - "Blown Away"

Big Chart Movers

  • #20-#16 Randy Houser - "How Country Feels"
  • #25-#21 Jason Aldean featuring Luke Bryan and Eric Church - "The Only Way I Know"
  • #31-#27 Darius Rucker - "True Believers"
  • #35-#31 Jon Pardi - "Missin' You Crazy"
  • #43-#39 Hayden Panettiere - "Telescope"

Hot New Country Songs

  • #48 Chris Young - "I Can Take It From There"
  • #49 Carrie Underwood - "Two Black Cadillacs"

Comments

Taylor Swift keeps her ice-cold grip on the country singles chart with "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together." It remains at #1. Florida Georgia Line likewise keep on trucking; "Cruise" weighs in at #2, same as last week. Meanwhile, Luke Bryan inches up one spot to #3 with "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye," but Carrie Underwood's "Blown Away" flagged somewhat. The title track from her latest album dipped down from #3 to #5. So it's probably a good thing that this week the country diva is debuting a new single -- "Two Black Cadillacs" -- which bows in at #49.

Top 5 Country Albums

  1. Taylor Swift - Red
  2. Jason Aldean - Night Train
  3. Lady Antebellum - On This Winter's Night
  4. Blake Shelton - Cheers, It's Christmas
  5. Scotty McCreery - Christmas with Scotty McCreery

Hot New Country Albums

  • #7 Aaron Lewis - The Road
  • #19 The Departed - Adventus
  • #71 Willie Nelson - The Classic Christmas Album
  • #72 The Oak Ridge Boys - Christmas Time's A-Coming
  • #74 Kenny Rogers - Christmas Live!

Comments

We've been here before, and here we are here again! But for Blake Shelton and Scotty McCreery, whose Christmas collections advance one spot each in this week's heat, it's repeatsville. Aaron Lewis's debut country album, The Road, makes its entrance at #7. Adding to the yuletide glut are rewrapped collections of Christmas tunes from the Red Headed Stranger and The Oak Ridge Boys -- plus a live X-mas disc from The Gambler.

For more chart details, visit Billboard.

Country's Highest Ranking Radio Songs

  • #9 Taylor Swift - "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together"
  • #17 Luke Bryan - "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye"
  • #18 Jake Owen - "The One That Got Away"
  • #22 Florida Georgia Line - "Cruise"
  • #24 Miranda Lambert - "Fastest Girl in Town"

Big Radio Chart Movers

  • None this week!

Hot New Radio Country Songs

  • #72 Kelly Clarkson - "Catch My Breath"

Comments

Taylor Swift flagged this week on the radio against some stiff competition in the pop world. Her flagship single "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" fell from #5 to #9 -- facing new songs from Ke$ha, Bruno Mars, and Chris Brown. While Luke Bryan's "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" dipped slightly, from #17 to #16. Jake Owen found a second wind. His tune "The One That Got Away" climbed up from #20 to #18. Florida Georgia Line are Miranda Lambert also made gains compared to last week with their respective tunes, with "Cruise" taking the lead over "Fastest Girl in Town."

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