Taylor Swift returns to number one
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Taylor Swift returns to number one

Thursday, December 18, 2008 – Taylor Swift enjoyed a great week on the Billboard charts. Swift sold more albums than anyone else for the week ending Dec. 27, meaning that she has the top selling album of any genre in the U.S. and, of course, the number 1 country disc again with "Fearless." Britney Spears' "Circus" dropped from first to second. Swift sold 249,000 units, up 20 percent. On the song chart, Montgomery Gentry had the number one song for the second straight week with Roll With Me.

Rascal Flatts was second on the song chart with Here, up three. The Zac Brown was third, down one, with former number one, Chicken Fried. Sugarland stayed fourth with Already Gone Brad Paisley's duet with Keith Urban, Start a Band was fifth, up one.

Swift also owned the biggest mover by far on the charts with her new single White Horse, jumping from 26 to 20. Darius Rucker's new single It Won't Be Like This For Long, was up 2 to 21. Jake Owens' Don't Think I Can't Love You, dropped 1 to 22. Martina McBride's Ride moved into the top 25 - at 25 - up 2.

The album chart had very little movement, typical for this time of year. The first seven albums remained the same. Faith Hill was second with "Joy to the World," Elvis Presley third with "Christmas Duets," Rascal Flatts fourth with "Greatest Hits Volume 1" and Swift fifth with her self-titled debut.

James Johnson was up 4 to 13 with "That Lonesome Song." "Tim McGraw Greatest Hits: Limited Edition" was 23, up 3, while Miranda Lambert's "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" was at 25, up 3.

On the overall top 200, Hill was 14th, Presley 17th, Rascal Flatts 23rd and Swift's debut 28th.

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