Thursday, August 23, 2012
– Blake Shelton jumped to the top of the Billboard Country Songs chart for the week ending Sept. 1 with Over.
Zac Brown Band led the album chart with "Uncaged.
On the songs chart, Shelton took over for Angel Eyes, from Love And Theft, which fell to second. Pontoon from Little Big Town was third, up two. Josh Turner was fourth, up two, with Time Is Love. Gloriana slipped from second to fifth with (Kissed You) Good Night.
Taylor Swift, who had a big week, debuted in 13th with We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. She set a record with it as the top selling digital song this past week, making her the biggest selling female singer. Luke Bryan went from 32 to 29 with Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye. Toby Keith closed out the top 30 with I Like That Girls Drink Beer.
On the album chart, Carrie Underwood was second with "Blown Away," Bryan third with "tailgates & tanlines," Colt Ford fourth with "Declaration of Independence" and Lionel Richie fifth with "Tuskegee."
Rascal Flatts jumped from 16 to 11 with "Changed." The Band Perry moved from 21 to 18 with their self-titled debut. Pistol Annies also were up 3, to 22, with "Hell on Heels." Scott McCreery jumped from 34 to 26 with "Clear As Day." "Outlaws Like Me" from Justin Moore jumped 8 to 34. "Icon: Josh Turner" went from 45 to 36, while Eli Young Band's "Life At Best" stood at 37, up 4. "Icon: George Strait" was up 7 to 39.
Old Crow Medicine Show led the Bluegrass Albums chart with "Carry Me Back." The rest of the top five remained the same as well: Trampled By Turtles second with "Stars and Satellites," Jerry Douglas third with "Traveler," "The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent" fourth and Alison Krauss + Union Station fifth with "Paper Airplane."
On the overall top 200, Zac Brown Band was 9th, Underwood 17th, Bryan 19th, Ford 20th and Richie 24th, jumping from 68th.