Miranda Lambert’s Platinum tops Billboard’s country albums chart for the second week in a row while Brett Eldredge’s “Beat of the Music” scoots into first place on the airplay rankings following a 38-week climb.
Three new albums have come aboard: Demun Jones’ Jones Country (No. 30), Danny Boone’s Fish Grease (No. 31) and Gene Watson’s My Heroes Have Always Been Country (No. 48).
Sam Hunt’s cleverly titled “Leave the Night On” is the week’s highest-debuting song, loping in at No. 53. Also new are Keith Urban’s “Somewhere in My Car” (No. 59) and Ben Rue’s “I Can’t Wait (Be My Wife)” (No. 60).
The No. 2 through No. 5 albums, in that order, are Brantley Gilbert’s Just as I Am, the multi-artist collection Now That’s What I Call Country: Volume 7, Luke Bryan’s Crash My Party and Florida Georgia Line’s Here’s to the Good Times.
Rounding out the Top 5 songs cluster are Justin Moore’s “Lettin’ the Night Roll,” Bryan’s “Play It Again” (last week’s No. 1), Blake Shelton’s “My Eyes” (featuring Gwen Sebastian) and Jake Owen’s “Beachin’.”
It’s worth noting that “My Eyes” blinks into the Top 5 after only 10 weeks on the chart, hardly a tick on the cosmic clock.
Now to title tales, wherein we lash together two or more current song titles to distort everything that is fine and good in their original content. Here goes: “Somethin’ Bad/Somewhere in My Car,” “Bartender/I Can’t Wait (Be My Wife)” and “Leave the Night On/Automatic.”
No strain, no gain.