Billboard Chart Flash: Week of June 21 – 27

This week saw Lady Antebellum’s Need You Now extending its stay at number one to 22 weeks. On the singles chart it was a bit of a battle to see who would come out on top. Did Miranda Lambert’s “The House That Built Me” make it 5 weeks at number one or did either Jason Aldean’s “Crazy Town” or Brad Paisley’s “Water” take over number one? Keep reading this week’s Flash to find out!

Lady A’s seemingly unstoppable run at number one keeps on going after their album Need You Now sold another 32,000 copies to stay atop the Country Albums chart. Off the heels of his successful debut single, Jaron and the Long Road to Love debut at number 2 with first week sales of nearly 24,000 copies of the debut album, Getting Dress in the Dark. Falling one spot to number 3 is the Zac Brown Band’s The Foundation while Miranda Lambert’s Revolution holds at number 4. Once again rounding out the top five albums is Carrie Underwood’s Play On which has now moved 1.6 million copies since its release last year.

Over on the Hot Country Songs chart, Brad Paisley leaps into the number one spot with his summertime hit, “Water.” For the fourth week in a row Jason Aldean’s “Crazy Town” holds onto the runner-up spot keeping his hope alive for a fourth number one song in a row. Sliding down two spots to number three is the multi-week number one song from Miranda Lambert, “The House That Built Me.” Holding onto the number 4 and 5 spots are Luke Bryan’s “Rain is a Good Thing” and Clay Walker’s “She Won’t Be Lonely Long,” respectively.

Darius Rucker’s newest song, “Come Back Song,” leads this week’s debut singles bowing in at number 44. Following Rucker is iCarly star Jennette McCurdy’s “Not That Far Away” (no. 58), Williams Riley’s “Makes Me Go (La La)” (no. 59), and the country version of Train’s hit, “Hey, Soul Sister” (no. 60). This week’s biggest jump comes from Chuck Wicks’ latest single, “Hold That Thought,” which jumps up five spots from no. 51 to no. 46.

With Paisley and Aldean pretty much neck and neck when it comes to radio airplay (according to the Mediabase chart), it should be interesting to see if Aldean can squeeze by Paisley’s “Water” to become the number one country song in America. Make sure you check back next week to find out who claims the number one spot.

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