WARNING: Don’t take this week seriously, I’m delirious and
think I’m funny.
So, you may have noticed I didn’t do a chart roundup last
week. No special reason; I was just sleeping instead. I miss sleep.
So Luke Bryan’s hogging #1 across Hot Country Songs and
Country Digital Songs still with ‘That’s My Kind of Night’, which I think is
mighty selfish of him. It’s dropped down to #6 on Country Airplay though, and he’s
down to #4 on Top Country Albums with ‘Crash My Party’, so at least he’s
sharing a little. Florida Georgia Line are missing their chart glory so ‘Stay’
is biting at Luke’s heels at #2 on Country Digital Songs and #8 on Hot Country
Songs, but country radio clearly doesn’t care seeing as it’s still at #19.
Thomas Rhett’s R&B hit ‘It Goes Like This’ is clearly fooling a lot of
people and is still at #2 on Hot Country Songs and #3 on Country Digital Songs/Country
Airplay, while his debut album has managed to come in above sell-out Toby Keith
by placing at #2. An album track called ‘Get Me Some of That’ is at #6 on
Country Digital Songs. Speaking of Toby, ‘Drinks After Work’ is at #3, in case
So Duck Dynasty’s ‘Duck The Halls: A Robertson Family
Christmas’ is at #1, even though I’m not entirely sure who these people are.
Blake Shelton’s ‘Mine Would Be You’ is a #1 at radio and I wish I didn’t know
who he was, but I guess he’s at #3 on Hot Country Songs and #8 on Country
Digital Songs too. Tim McGraw’s managed to place a summer song (‘Southern Girl’)
at #4 on Hot Country Songs and #2 on
Country Airplay in November, but digital fans are clearly not impressed as it’s
down at #18. Chris Young’s annoying ‘Aw Naw’ has at least fallen a place to #5
on Hot Country Songs (these titles are so laborious) and is still at #16 on
Country Digital Songs, but somehow radio has just caught on so it’s at #4. They
do know it’s been out forever, right?
Keith Urban and Miranda Lambert’s ‘We Were Us’ took no time
at all cause it’s now at #5 on Country Airplay, but that might be because it’s
almost a pop song. People are clearly buying it though because it’s the 6th
most bought country song this week, but only the 9th biggest in
digital land. Joe Nichols has randomly sprung out of nowhere to land at #7 with
‘Sunny and 75’ although digital fans think he’s only worthy of #12. A rock band
called Parmalee have snuck in at #9 on Hot Country Songs and no-one seems to
have noticed. In fact, they’re up to #8 on Country Airplay and that means
people have heard them and still not noticed. That’s pretty impressive. Eli
Young Band were ‘Drunk Last Night’ (weren’t we all?) and while hungover have
performed #10 magic (they’re #10 on every
Aaaaand Trace Adkins had a new release, called ‘The King’s
Gift’, and it made a staggering #20 on Top Country Albums. Another Thomas Rhett
album track that sounds like all the others called ‘Take You Home’ is at #21 on
Country Digital Songs and oh look, Brandy Clark’s not getting the recognition
she deserves. Julie Roberts’ would be better off going full soul/blues because
she only charted at #36 with ‘Good Wine & Bad Decisions’ and Elvis is on
the chart. What?
Honorable mentions go to Lee Brice, Cassadee Pope, David
Nail, Eric Church, Jason Aldean, Taylor Swift and some other people.