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Swift scores a chart triple

Thursday, November 20, 2008 – Taylor Swift scored a chart triple by leading the Billboard overall top 200 and country albums charts and country song chart for the week ending Nov. 29 with "Fearless" and Love Story respectively. Swift, who also of course as atop the country album chart, was first on the song chart for the second week running. Swift took over the top of the country chart from Brad Paisley, whose "Play" fell to sixth.

The Zac Brown Band was second again on the song chart with Chicken Fried, while Montgomery Gentry was third, up two, with Roll With Me. Tim McGraw was down one to fourth with Let It Go. Sugarland climbed one spot to fifth with Already Gone.Craig Morgan moved into the top 10 - at 9th - with Love Remembers. Bucky Covington was up 1 to 10th with I'll Walk.

Many songs moved up two spots. In fact, every song from 11th through 15th was up 2 spots. Toby Keith moved up e o 21 with Gold Love Her. Kenny Chesney's song with Mac McAnally, Down the Road, was up 3 to 24th, while Keith Urban was up 5 to 25 with Sweet Thing.

On the album chart, Rascal Flatts was second again with "Greatest Hits Volume 1." Chesney was up one to third with "Lucky Old Sun." Sugarland climbed three spots to fourth with "Love On the Inside." Swift was also fifth with her self-titled debut. George Strait was up 5 to 10th on the album chart with "Troubadour," probably a result of his winning several awards at least week's Country Music Association shindig. Lady Antebellum also benefited with its self-titled debut up from 19 to 13. Julianne Hough was up 10 to 15 with "NBC Sounds of the Season: The Julianne Hough Holiday Collection." Tim McGraw was up 7 to 19th with "Greatest Hits: Limited Edition." Miranda Lambert moved up 7 to 21 with "Crazy ex-Girlfriend." The Eagles jumped 9 to 23rd with "Long Road out of Eden. Paisley's "5th Gear" was up 5 to 24, and Trace Adkins' "American Man: Greatest Hits: Volume 1" leapt 9 to 25th.

On the top 200 chart, Rascal Flatts was 15th, Chesney 18th, Sugarland 20th and Swift 21st.


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