Ready. Set. Yawn.
Not much is happening on the Billboard charts this week, and there are no changes at all at the top.
Taylor Swift’s Speak Now reigns on as the best-selling album of the week, not just in the country category but also on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. And Tim McGraw’s “Felt Good on My Lips” revels in its third week as the No. 1 song.
There’s just one new album to cite: Country Strong: More Music From the Motion Picture, a multi-artist soundtrack collection that debuts at No. 12. Forever Country, another anthology, returns to the chart at No. 73.
Rascal Flatts’ “I Won’t Let Go” is the highest-charting of the week’s three new songs. It enters at No. 45 and is followed by Steve Holy’s “Love Don’t Run” (No. 58) and LeAnn Rimes’ “Crazy Women” (No. 60).
To give you some idea of how slow the charts can sometimes be, we note that “Voices” has been climbing for nearly a year — 47 weeks. That’s enough stress to cause anybody to hear voices.