Chart Roundup – Week of March 2nd, 2013


Hunter Hayes
continues (and extends) his renewed strength
on the charts this week with
hit song ‘Wanted’, potentially due to Billboard’s recent announcement of
inclusion of YouTube views (using official audio) in compiling the charts. He
remains at #1 on Hot Country Songs, and jumps up to #1 from #5 on Country
Digital Songs. In addition, his latest single ‘Somebody’s Heartbreak’ climbs up
one place to #9 on Country Airplay, with his self-titled album finding itself
two spots higher at #3 this week. Blake
Shelton also seems to be affected by the methodology change
as well as
general popularity, his January release ‘Sure Be Cool If You Did’ now up to #2
on Hot Country Songs, #10 on Country Airplay, and #2 on Digital Country Songs.
His new album ‘Based On A True Story’ (due March 26) no doubt will also do

However, The Band
Perry aren’t letting go of their chart domination
just yet. They remain at
#1 on Country Airplay with ‘Better Dig Two’ this week, #3 on Hot Country Songs
and actually move up the chart to #4 on Country Digital Songs. Their new album,
‘Pioneer’, is due April 2 and no doubt will also shake up the sometimes
slow-moving album chart. YouTube plays also seem to have aided Carrie Underwood,
the climber of the week, as the
plodding climb of ‘Two Black Cadillacs’ for several months has finally sped up
to allow the song to find #4 on Hot Country Songs, leap seven places up to #3
on Country Digital Songs, and has also moved up to #8 on Country Airplay. Her
album, ‘Blown Away’ is back at #6 on Top Country Albums for its 42nd
week on the chart, with the single of the same name having a new lease of life,
jumping back into the top 10 of Hot Country Songs, from last week’s place of #19.
It also is now at #5 on Country Digital Songs, seven places higher than it was
last week.


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