Rewind: 2012 MusicRow Chart No.1s

Little Big Town

For 10 years, The MusicRow Chart has anointed weekly No. 1 songs in the country radio marketplace and in 2012, thirty-three different songs climbed to the top position. Congratulations to all the artists, songwriters and labels for these 2012 radio achievements.

Luke Bryan and Dierks Bentley

Noteworthy accomplishments were made by both Dierks Bentley and Luke Bryan who tied for bringing three titles to the No. 1 position in 2012, more than any other artist this year. The longest reigning No. 1 song this year was Little Big Town’s “Pontoon,” which remained atop the MusicRow chart for 5 consecutive weeks– the entire month of August.

The 11th Annual MusicRow Chart Awards, based on radio airplay reported by members of MusicRow‘s CountryBreakout radio panel, will be held during CRS in February.

MusicRow Chart: No. 1 Songs of 2012

1/5-12         Luke Bryan “I Don’t Want This Night To End” Capitol Nashville
1/19-26       The Band Perry “All Your Life” Republic Nashville
2/2               Keith Urban “You Gonna Fly” Capitol Nashville
2/9-16         Dierks Bentley “Home” Capitol Nashville
2/23             Keith Urban “You Gonna Fly” Capitol Nashville
3/1               Martina McBride “I’m Gonna Love You Through It” Republic Nashville
3/8               Taylor Swift “Ours” Big Machine
3/15-22        Lady Antebellum “Dancin’ Away With My Heart” Capitol Nashville
3/29-4/5       Blake Shelton “Drink On It” Warner Music
4/12-26        Rascal Flatts “Banjo” Big Machine Records
5/3-10           Eric Church “Springsteen”   EMI Records
5/17              Luke Bryan “Drunk On You” Capitol Nashville
5/24              Carrie Underwood “Good Girl” 19 Recordings/Arista
5/31              Eli Young Band “Even If It Breaks Your Heart” Republic Nashville
6/7-14           Toby Keith “Beers Ago” Show Dog – Universal
6/21-7/5        Dierks Bentley “5-1-5-0” Capitol Nashville
7/12              The Band Perry “Postcard From Paris” Republic Nashville
7/19              Kenny Chesney “Come Over” Blue Chair/Columbia
7/26              Keith Urban “For You” Capitol Nashville
8/2-30           Little Big Town “Pontoon” Capitol Nashville
9/06              Lady Antebellum “Wanted You More” Capitol Nashville
9/13              Miranda Lambert “Fastest Girl In Town” RCA Nashville
9/20              Carrie Underwood “Blown Away” 19/Arista Nashville
9/27              Jason Aldean  “Take A Little Ride” Broken Bow
10/4-11         Luke Bryan “Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye” Capitol Nashville
10/18            Jake Owen “The One That Got Away” RCA Nashville
10/25            Eric Church “Creepin’” EMI Nashville
11/1-8           Florida Georgia Line “Cruise” Republic Nashville
11/15            Greg Bates “Did It For The Girl” Republic Nashville
11/22            Rascal Flatts “Come Wake Me Up”  Big Machine Records
11/29            Dierks Bentley “Tip It On Back” Capitol Nashville
12/6              Brad Paisley “Southern Comfort Zone” Arista Nashville
12/13            Zac Brown Band “Goodbye In Her Eyes” Southern Ground/Atlantic

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