Taylor Swift Makes Chart News With Latest Lyrical Declaration

Zac Brown Band's Uncaged, Blake Shelton's "Over" Are Week's No. 1's

Taylor Swift taps country music on the shoulder this week — just to remind it who the lady of the house is.

Her insanely catchy “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” soars into Billboard’s country songs chart at a sizzling No 13. Obviously, no bad luck there.

Arriving at the top of that chart after a 16-week trek is Blake Shelton’s “Over.” As expected, the Zac Brown Band’s Uncaged comes back to crown the albums chart after a week out of pocket.

There is but one new album: Corb Lund’s Cabin Fever climbs aboard at No. 51.

Blackberry Smoke’s The Whippoorwill returns to the rankings at an impressive No. 8.

New songs abound — five of them in addition to Swift’s. They are the Eli Young Band’s “Say Goodnight” (No. 49), Dierks Bentley’s “Tip It on Back” (No. 50), D. Vincent Williams’ “Down by the River” (No. 56), Gwen Sebastian’s “Met Him in a Motel Room” (No. 59) and Steve Holy’s “Hauled Off and Kissed Me” (No. 60).

The No. 2 through No. 5 albums are Carrie Underwood’s Blown Away, Luke Bryan’s Tailgates & Tanlines, Colt Ford’s Declaration of Independence (last week’s No. 1) and Lionel Richie’s Tuskegee.

Clustered directly behind “Over” within the Top 5 songs spread are Love and Theft’s “Angel Eyes” (last week’s No. 1), Little Big Town’s “Pontoon,” Josh Turner’s “Time Is Love” and Gloriana’s “(Kissed You) Good Night,” in that order.

Now the big question: Will the first Christmas album chart before the temperature in your neighborhood dips below 100 degrees?

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