Rack up another week at the top of the Billboard charts for Sugarland’s album, Love on the Inside, and Taylor Swift’s single, “Should’ve Said No.” Additionally, Swift’s song “Change,” lately featured in the Olympics broadcasts and slated to appear on her next album, enters the country songs chart this week at No. 57 and simultaneously surfaces on Billboard’s Hot 100 pop music chart at No. 10.
Scoring the highest country album debut this period is the soundtrack recording from Beer for My Horses. It clops in at No. 17. The only other new CD is Johnny Cash’s The Gospel Music of Johnny Cash, bowing at No. 57. Re-entering are Lyle Lovett and His Large Band’s It’s Not Big It’s Large (No. 74) and Playlist: The Very Best of Dolly Parton (No. 75).
The other new songs are Dierks Bentley’s “Sweet & Wild” (No. 51), this week’s highest vaulting newcomer, and Jake Owen’s “Don’t Think I Can’t Love You” (No. 60). Although his current single, “Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven” has already climbed to No. 13 in just three weeks, Kenny Chesney also sees some debut action with “Got a Little Crazy” (No. 59).
Filling out the Top 5 albums list, in descending order, are Swift’s Taylor Swift, Heidi Newfield’s What Am I Waiting For, Swift’s Beautiful Eyes and Toby Keith’s 35 Biggest Hits.
Parading directly behind Swift within the Top 5 songs are Keith Urban’s “You Look Good in My Shirt,” Keith Anderson’s “I Still Miss You,” Jimmy Wayne’s “Do You Believe Me Now” (his highest charting song since “Stay Gone” peaked at No. 3 in 2003) and Brad Paisley’s “Waitin’ on a Woman.”
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