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McGraw goes to first

Thursday, December 30, 2010 – Tim McGraw has another number 1 single on his hands with "Felt Good on My Lips," the lone new song from his latest greatest hits package, "Number One Hits," for the week ending Jan. 8, 2011 on Billboard. McGraw took over for Reba McEntire's Turn on the Radio, which slipped to fifth. Taylor Swift was first on the CD chart with "Speak Now."

Jason Aldean stayed second on the song chart with My Kinda Party, while Carrie Underwood was up one to third with Mama's Song. Kenny Chesney was up one to fourth with Somewhere With You. Luke Bryan broke into the top 10 with Someone Else Calling You Baby at 10, up 1.

Brad Paisley is climbing the charts with This is Country Music at 14, up 3. Sugarland's new single, Little Miss, stood at 24, up 4.

On the CD side, Jason Aldean was second with "My Kinda Party." Sugarland's "The Incredible Machine" was third, while Rascal Flatts' "Nothing Like This" was fourth. Lady Antebellum was fifth with "Need You Now" and Keith Urban sixth with "Get Closer."

Darius Rucker was at 12 with "Charleston, SC 1966," up 3. Paisley was at 27 with "American Saturday Night, up 3, while Trace Adkins' "Cowboy's Back in Town" was up 5 to 28. The "Country Strong" soundtrack jumped from 42 to 37.

On the bluegrass chart, Dierks Bentley was first with "Up on the Ridge." Carolina Chocolate Drops were second with "Genuine Negro Jig," switching spots with The Isaacs' "Christmas."

On the top 200, Aldean was 18th, Sugarland 22rd, Rascal Flatts 24th, Lady Antebellum 25th.


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