Billboard Chart Flash: Week of June 28 – July 4

For the last four weeks Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, and Jason Aldean have occupied the top three spots on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart. This week, however, saw one of those artists fall out of the top three. Find out which artist finally fell out of the top five and what song replaced it in the top three in this week’s Chart Flash.

As usual, we’ll start off with Lady Antebellum continuing its super strong hold atop the Country Albums chart for a 23rd week in a row. This week the album, Need You Now, sold another 30,000 copies which brings the total sales to 2.35 million copies. Returning to the number two spot is the Zac Brown Band with its debut album, The Foundation. Climbing up to the number three spot is Miranda Lambert’s Revolution while Jaron and the Long Road to Love’s Getting Dressed in the Dark slides down to number four after a strong debut last week. Holding in the fifth spot is Carrie Underwood’s Play On.

On the Hot Country Songs chart, Brad Paisley’s “Water” stays atop the chart for a second consecutive week. Following Paisley is Jason Aldean’s “Crazy Town” which has been stuck in the number two spot for five weeks now. Climbing into the top three at number three is Luke Bryan’s latest smash hit, “Rain is a Good Thing.” Moving up one spot to the number four spot is Clay Walker’s comback hit, “She Won’t Be Lonely Long.” Rounding out the top five is Carrie Underwood’s latest hit, “Undo It.”

This week saw the debut of six new songs which were led by Miranda Lambert’s newest single from Revolution, “Only Prettier,” which debuts at number 45. The remaining five songs are John Rich’s “Country Done Come to Town” (no. 52), Danny Gokey’s “I Will Not Say Goodbye” (no. 53), Zac Brown Band’s “A Different Kind of Fine” (no. 58), Stealing Angels’ “He Better Be Dead” (no. 59), and Leann Rimes’ “Swingin'” (no. 60).

Check out next week’s Chart Flash to see if Brad Paisley can make it three weeks in a row atop the songs chart or if Jason Aldean’s “Crazy Town” will finally move up to the top spot. Also check back to see how many copies Lady A has sold to remain at number one for a 24th week in a row.

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