Tim McGraw Starts the New Year With a No. 1 Single

Taylor Swift Continues to Have the Nation's Best-Selling Album

The Billboard charts moved with glacial slowness as 2010 took its leave.

Tim McGraw’s “Felt Good on My Lips” leap-frogged Jason Aldean’s “My Kinda Party” to top the songs chart. But Taylor Swift’s Speak Now kept its tenacious hold as the No. 1 country album. It also remained No. 1 on the Billboard 200 all-genre ranking.

Speak Now sold well over half a million copies in the last two weeks alone.

Two new songs have moved into play: Miranda Lambert’s “Heart Like Mine,” arriving at No. 58, and Lady Antebellum’s “On This Winter’s Night,” twinkling at No. 59.

The Best of Larry the Cable Guy, which bows at No. 72, is the lone new album. Randy Houser’s They Call Me Cadillac returns at No. 75.

The No. 3 through No. 5 songs, in that order, are Carrie Underwood’s “Mama’s Song,” Kenny Chesney’s “Somewhere With You” and Reba McEntire’s “Turn On the Radio” (last week’s No. 1).

Following Speak Now within the Top 5 albums cluster are Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party, Sugarland’s The Incredible Machine, Rascal Flatts’ Nothing Like This and Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now.

No applause, please. There are hangovers everywhere.

Edward Morris is a veteran of country music journalism. He lives in Nashville, Tennessee, and is a frequent contributor to CMT.com.