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Swift tops Hot 100 chart

Thursday, September 13, 2012 – Taylor Swift grabbed the top spot on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart for the week ending Sept. 22 with We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together. She took over for Flo Rida's Whistle. Carrie Underwood remained first on the Billboard Country Album chart with "Blown Away," for the week ending Sept. 22. Little Big Town held the number one spot on the Country Songs chart again with Pontoon.

Luke Bryan was second on the albums chart with "tailgates & tanlines." Zac Brown Band was third with "Uncaged" and Eric Church fourth with "Chief." Hunter Hayes was fifth with his self-titled debut.

Alan Jackson's "Thirty Miles West' went from 21 to 17. Miranda Lambert stood at 23 with "Four the Record," up 3. Justin Moore also climbed 3, to 26, with "Outlaws Like Me." Jana Kramer and Dierks Bentley were also up 3, to 27 and 28 respectively Kramer's self-titled debut and Bentley's "Home." Frank Foster debuted at 30 with "Red Wings And Six Strings." Florida George Line jumped from 44 to 36 with "It'z Just What We Do."

Hayes was second on the songs chart with Wanted, switching with Time Is Love with Josh Turner, which is third. Jason Aldean was fourth, up three, with Take a Little Ride. Jana Kramer held onto fifth again with Why Ya Wanna.

Duo Florida Georgia Line was up 4 to 27 with Cruise. The rest of the top 30 had little change.

On the Bluegrass Albums chart, Old Crow Medicine Show held first again with "Carry Me Back." Trampled By Turtles was up two to second with "Stars and Satellites." The Isaacs jumped form nine to three with "Why Can't We." "The Gospel Side of Dailey & Vincent" was fourth with "Traveler" by Jerry Douglas fifth.

On the overall top 200, Underwood was 5th, Bryan 20th, Zac Brown Band 22nd, Church 30th and Hayes 37th.

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