Depending on what happens over the next few weeks, “Making Memories of Us” could emerge as the biggest hit in Keith Urban’s career. The romantic song, written by Rodney Crowell, holds its No. 1 position on Billboard’s country singles chart for the fifth week and is still increasing in spins. If the momentum continues for the rest of the month, “Making Memories of Us” just might surpass “Somebody Like You,” a six-week No. 1 from 2002.
But first, Urban has to fight off the eight songs behind him on the charts, all of which are increasing in spins. However, the Top 5 singles remain the same as last week: Rascal Flatts’ “Fast Cars and Freedom,” Dierks Bentley’s “Lot of Leavin’ Left to Do,” George Strait’s “You’ll Be There” and Sugarland’s “Something More.” Toby Keith’s “As Good As I Once Was” lands at No. 6, ahead of Kenny Chesney’s “Keg in the Closet,” Faith Hill’s “Mississippi Girl” and Darryl Worley’s “If Something Should Happen.” Craig Morgan’s “That’s What I Love About Sunday,” a previous No. 1, closes out the Top 10.
Perpetually upbeat Phil Vassar debuts at No. 53 with “Good Ole Days.” Other new singles include Chris Cagle’s “Miss Me Baby” at No. 56, Jo Dee Messina’s “Delicious Surprise (I Believe It)” at No. 57 and newcomer Matt Jenkins’ “King of the Castle” at No. 59.
The Top 5 country albums this week are unchanged as well: Keith’s Honkytonk University at No. 1, trailed by Rascal Flatts’ Feels Like Today, Urban’s Be Here, Sugarland’s Twice the Speed of Life and Cowboy Troy’s Loco Motive. Larry the Cable Guy’s The Right to Bare Arms muscles its way to No. 6, ahead of Gretchen Wilson’s Here for the Party, Bentley’s Modern Day Drifter, Chesney’s When the Sun Goes Down and Messina’s Delicious Surprise.
Thanks to a TV appearance on Montel Williams’ talk show, Billy Dean’s Let Them Be Little jumps from No. 66 to No. 40.
No new albums debuted this week on the country chart, but the bluegrass albums chart sees some action. Blue Highway’s Marbletown enters at No. 5, with Ralph Stanley’s Shine On arriving at No. 6 and Telluride Bluegrass Festival: 30 Years at No. 8.