Florida Georgia Line goes to top
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
– Florida Georgia Line is number 1 on the Billboard chart for the week ending Oct. 19 with "Anything Goes." The bro-country duo sold 197,000 units of the disc, their second.
This marks the third straight week a country disc has hit the top. Blake Shelton was first last week with "Bringing Back the Sunshine," and Jason Aldean's "Old Boots, New Dirt" was first two weeks ago. This last happened in October 2010 with Zac Brown Band's "You Get What You Give," Kenny Chesney's "Hemingway's Whiskey" and Toby Keith's "Bullets in the Gun."
Aldean is second this week with 91,000 units sold, down 67 percent.
Taylor Swift led the Digital Songs chart with "Out of the Woods," debuting in first with 195,000 downloads. The song is from Swift's non-country disc, "1989," out Oct. 27.
The full charts are out on Thursday.
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From the ribbits and Dobro on "Smooth," the lead-off song, one might think that Florida Georgia Line is eschewing its rap rock meets country past for something completely different. While at times that is true - "Smooth" has a swampy beat - Brian Kelley and Tyler Hubbard haven't veered so far from what brought them to the dance.
That is evident with the title track where the thwack of drum programming from long-time producer Joey Moi meets the soulful, somewhat shiny vocals. ...
The title of Florida Georgia Line's second full length is accurate. For the duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelly, that means girls, girls and more girls plus an ultra dose of partying.
That is evident from the refrain of the title track, which, of course, focuses on Friday night activities. "I brought the songs and you brought the party/
Only one way to do it up right/Everybody goes where eveybody knows/That anything goes on a Friday Night/Get your party right/It's a Friday night. ...