How about that? Christmas goes away and the charts light up. There are eight new songs on the Billboard chart this week and another eight re-entries.
Trace Adkins’ “Marry for Money” is the highest-debuting single, coming in at No. 49. The remaining first-timers are Trent Tomlinson’s “That’s How It Still Oughta Be” (No. 51), Richie McDonald’s “How Do I Just Stop” (No. 53) and Craig Morgan’s “God Must Really Love Me” (No. 54).
There aren’t any new albums this week, but NBC Sounds of the Season: The Julianne Hough Holiday Collection vaults from No. 16 to No. 2 in what must surely be its last surge of the season.
In its seventh week out, Randy Houser’s Anything Goes also takes a giant step, stretching from No. 56 to No. 38.
Six albums stage comebacks: McDonald’s I Turn to You (No. 66), Playlist: The Very Best of Johnny Cash (No. 68), Keith Anderson’s C’mon (No. 69), Patty Loveless’ Sleepless Nights (No. 70), Randy Owen’s One on One (No.73) and Playlist: The Very Best of John Denver (No. 74).
Rounding out the Top 5 albums are Taylor Swift, Sugarland’s Love on the Inside and Rascal Flatts’ Greatest Hits Volume 1, in that order.
You look exhausted. Let’s stop right here.