Weekly Chart Report 7/09/10

West Texas Broadcasting’s KKCN/San Angelo, TX has named DK Pierce for music and programming duties, following the departures of Alex Hart and Tracy Scott. Pierce comes to the station from KOMG/Springfield, MO and he also spent time with KTST in Oklahoma City. Call times are Tuesdays from 10-12 central and you can reach him at [email protected]

Top: James Otto (center) visits with Kay Manley (L) and Dave Kelly (R) of WGKX before his show in Memphis for "KIX on Beale." Bottom: (L-R): KSCS/Dallas PD Chris Huff and Frankie Ballard.

Keith Urban’s “I’m In” arrived at No. 1 last week after only eight weeks on the CountryBreakout chart, and maintains its hold on the top spot for a second consecutive week with a gain of 101 spins. Most of the Top 10 records, in fact, are younger than 20 weeks. While it’s not uncommon for a song to move quickly up the chart, it is pretty rare to see one reach No. 1 in 10 weeks or less. Not surprisingly, this isn’t Urban’s first time to achieve this feat: “Kiss A Girl,” “Tonight I Wanna Cry,” and “Days Go By” were all 10 week-or-less trips to No. 1.

Another superstar who has managed quick runs to No. 1 is Toby Keith, who has two No. 1 singles (“She Never Cried In Front Of Me,” “As Good As I Once Was”) under the 10 week mark, and at least six more that made it in 11 or 12. His latest, “Trailerhood” might be another, considering its rise to No. 25 in five weeks. Others with multiple fast-rising No. 1s include Lady Antebellum (current single “Our Kind Of Love” is No. 8 after seven weeks), Rascal Flatts, Garth Brooks and George Strait.

Taylor Swift’s “Love Story” and Carrie Underwood’s “Jesus Take The Wheel” are tied for the fastest rising female single in chart history at nine weeks, followed by Faith Hill’s “Mississippi Girl” and Gretchen Wilson’s “Redneck Woman” at 10 weeks. Hill’s husband Tim McGraw is the current chart record-holder, as his world-conquering “Live Like You Were Dying” rocketed to No. 1 in seven short weeks.

Biggest debut of the week goes to George Strait’s “The Breath You Take” which lands at No. 52. Others making first appearances include Darren Kozelsky’s “Somebody Find Me A Preacher” (No. 66), Joe Nichols’ “The Shape I’m In” (No. 69), Randy Rogers Band’s “Too Late For Goodbye” (No. 71), and Chelsea Field’s “Things I Should’ve Said” (No. 74).

Along with our new chart download format this week, we have expanded the chart to include 80 titles. As a result, Charlie Allen, James Wesley, Sean Hogan, The Springs, and Nathan Lee Jackson all get first week recognition.

Frozen Playlists: KBOE, KJAM, KYKX, WDHR, WHWK

Upcoming Singles: Going For Adds
July 12
Stealing Angels/He Better Be Dead/Skyville/Nine North
Thompson Square/Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not/Stoney Creek
George Strait/The Breath You Take/MCA
Jessie James/Boys In The Summer/Mercury
Train/Hey, Soul Sister/Columbia/BNA

July 19
Chris Young/Voices/RCA
Joe Nichols/The Shape I’m In/Show Dog – Universal
David Adam Byrnes/Sweet Distraction/Better Angels

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New On The Chart—Debuting This Week
Artist/song/label — chart pos.
George Strait/The Breath You Take/MCA — 52
Darren Kozelsky/Somebody Find Me a Preacher/Major 7th/Spinville — 66
Joe Nichols/The Shape I’m In/Show Dog – Universal — 69
Randy Rogers Band/Too Late For Goodbye/MCA — 71
Chelsea Field/Things I Should Have Said/Moxy Records — 74
Charlie Allen/Grandpa’s Recipe/River Run — 76
James Wesley/Real/Broken Bow — 77
Sean Hogan/Suck It Up/Lakeland Heart — 78
The Springs/Summer All Year Long/CFC — 79
Nathan Lee Jackson/Inside — 80

Greatest Spin Increase
Artist/song/label — spin+
Darius Rucker/Come Back Song/Capitol — 342
George Strait/The Breath You Take/MCA — 300
Toby Keith/Trailerhood/Show Dog – Universal — 268
Billy Currington/Pretty Good At Drinkin’ Beer/Mercury — 264
The Band Perry/If I Die Young/Republic Nashville — 257

On Deck—Soon To Be Charting
Artist/song/label — spins
Reba/Turn On The Radio/Starstruck/Valory — 220
Braden Gray/I’m Not Hungover/ATP Records — 218
Sonny Marshall/Wanna Be Like Him/Eddie One Records — 199
Chuck Wicks/Hold That Thought/RCA — 182
Jimmy White and Jonell Mosser/Just What I Need/Tone Box Records — 182

Two Week Most Added*
Artist/song/label — New adds
George Strait/The Breath You Take/MCA — 23
Reba/Turn On The Radio/Valory — 18
Joe Nichols/The Shape I’m In/Show Dog – Universal — 16
Darius Rucker/Come Back Song/Capitol — 16
Total adds rec’d over two weeks


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