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Taylor Swift scores a chart double

Thursday, January 10, 2008 – Taylor Swift scored a double on the Billboard country charts for the week ending Jan. 19 because she had both the best selling album - her self-titled debut - and the number one song with "Our Song," which stays number one for the sixth straight week.

On the song chart, the second through fifth songs remained the same. Sugarland was second with "Stay," Montgomery Gentry third with "What Do Ya Think About That," Rascal Flatts fourth with "Winner at a Losing Game" and Keith Urban with "Everybody."

Brad Paisley as up two to sixth with "Letter to Me," while Gary Allan climbed two to seventh with "Watching Airplanes."

New artist Chuck Wicks was up 2 to 13th with his debut single "Stealing Cinderella." Tim McGraw's "Suspicions" was at 17, up 2. There were no new songs in the top 25.

On the album chart, Garth Brooks was second with "The Ultimate Hits," holding steady. The Eagles, previously number one for six straight weeks with "Long Road Out of Eden," slipped to third. Carrie Underwood and Rascal Flatts remained four-five with "Carnival Ride" and "Still Feels Good" respectively.

The biggest mover was "Songs 4 Worship: Country," up from 31st to 14th.

Rodney Atkins was up to 19th with "If You're Going Through Hell."

Other big movers were Craig Morgan, whose "Little Bit of Life" jumped from 35 to 22 and Miranda Lambert's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend," up from 32 to 23.

On the overall top 200, Swift was 5th, Brooks 7th, The Eagles 10th, Underwood 19th and Rascal Flatts 21st.


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