The final Billboard rankings of 2012 find Taylor Swift’s Red still topping country album sales and Justin Moore’s “Til My Last Day” arriving at No. 1 on the country airplay chart.
Last week, Red sold an additional 275,508 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan, driving its total tally up to 2,866,047. It has occupied the No. 1 spot since it debuted nine weeks ago.
“Til My Last Day” reaches the summit after a 41-week climb.
There is only one new album: Country: Johnny Cash (bowing in at No. 63) and four re-entries: Martina McBride’s Hits and More (No. 67), Icon 2: George Strait (No. 69), the multi-artist package Now That’s What I Call Country Ballads (No. 73) and The Essential Alan Jackson (No. 74).
The new songs are Rascal Flatts’ “Changed” (No. 52) and Miranda Lambert’s “Mama’s Broken Heart” (No. 54).
Rounding out the Top 5 albums, in descending order, are Lady Antebellum’s On This Winter’s Night, Little Big Town’s Tornado, Blake Shelton’s Cheers, It’s Christmas and Jason Aldean’s Night Train.
Trooping in directly behind Moore on the airplay chart are the Zac Brown Band’s “Goodbye in Her Eyes,” Kip Moore’s “Beer Money,” Florida Georgia Line’s “Cruise” (No. 1 the previous three weeks) and Randy Houser’s “How Country Feels.”
So what was your favorite country song of 2012?