Even though its weekly sales total took a big dip after the Christmas shopping frenzy, Taylor Swift’s Speak Now continues to crown both Billboard’s country albums and all-genres charts.
Last week, the album sold 77,001 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, compared to the previous week’s enormo-total of 276,142.
On the song’s chart, Tim McGraw’s “Felt Good on My Lips”
occupies the top bunk for the second week in a row.
Only one album makes its debut this time around — the multi-artist Country Christmas EP from Capitol Records, entering at No. 30. Thank goodness for last-minute shoppers.
Three CDs return to the charts — Mandy Barnett’s Winter Wonderland (No. 43), Brantley Gilbert’s A Modern Day Prodigal Son (No. 68) and The Essential Dixie Chicks (No. 75).
The week’s new songs are Ashton Shepherd’s “Look It Up” (No. 55), Trace Adkins’ “Brown Chicken Brown Cow” (No. 57) and Faith Hill’s “Give In to Me” (No. 60).
Re-entries include Blake Wise’s “I’ve Got This Feeling” (No. 56), Margaret Durante’s “Mississippi’s Cryin'” (No. 58) and Kid Rock’s “Born Free”
The No. 2 through No. 5 albums, in that order, are Jason Aldean’s My Kinda Party, Rascal Flatts’ Nothing Like This, Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now and Sugarland’s The Incredible Machine.
Rounding out the Top 5 songs are Aldean’s “My Kinda Party,”
Carrie Underwood’s “Mama’s Song,”
Kenny Chesney’s “Somewhere With You” and Keith Urban’s “Put You in a Song.”
New albums will be virtually swirling out of the ground over the next few weeks. So look for the charts to heat up soon.