My Kind of Country

Country music from a fan's point of view since 2008

Country Singles Chart Summary – 12/24/08


Rascal Flatts jump to #1 this week, Darius Rucker’s holiday offering is the Hot Shot Debut, and as expected, lots and lots of Christmas songs hold onto to spots in the lower spectrum, with several getting Breaker icons.

New to the chart this week are Whitney Duncan’s ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You’ at #60, Tim McGraw charts with ‘Nothin To Die For’ at #57, while Mrs. Tim McGraw’s ‘Joy To The World’ re-enters the chart at #52.  Darius Rucker has the Hot Shot Debut, bowing at #49 with ‘Winter Wonderland’. Several other holiday songs are making leaps this week, Rascal Flatts’ ‘I’ll Be Home For Christmas’ jumps 9 spots to land at #41.  ‘Blue Christmas’, the Elvis Presley duet with Martina McBride also leaps 9 spots, settling at #36.  This is the King’s first top 40 country hit since ‘Lovin’ Arms’ went all the way to #8 in 1981.  

The #1 spot goes to Rascal Flatts this week, as ‘Here’ eases in from #2 last week.  Montgomery Gentry fall from the top spot to #2.  And Sugarland seem like they’ve ‘already gone’ as high as they will (it was too easy – I had to) as they hit #3 this week, but lose spins.  ‘Chicken Fried’ falls another spot to #4 and Brad Paisley & Keith Urbans’s ‘Start A Band’ holds steady at #5.  The rest of the top 10 is made up of Alan Jackson, Billy Currington, Dierks Bentley, Jamey Johnson, and Blake Shelton – in that order.  

Merry Christmas everybody! 

Oh, and you can see the entire chart here.

One response to “Country Singles Chart Summary – 12/24/08

  1. Chris D. December 24, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    No! “Already Gone” is supposed to go to #1! I wonder when “Love” will start charting…

    At least “More Like Her” and “Last Call” both moved up…

    I hate Christmas season because all the Christmas songs clog the lower half of the charts, messing up great songs like “Good Lord Willing”.

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