Taylor Swift Inks Sixth No. 1Country Song With ‘Ours’

T aylor Swift ** claims her sixth
No. 1 and completes her second
set of two straight leaders on
Country Songs, as “Ours” piles
34.1 million audience impressions
and steps 3-1 in its 17th chart
week. Her slowest chart-topping
climb was noted when previous
leader “Sparks Fly” needed 19
weeks to peak last fall, and her
quickest pace was a nine-week
climb with “Love Story” nearly
four years ago.
Swift clocked two previous
leaders in 17 weeks, starting with
her first No. 1 “Our Song” in 2007,
and two years later with “You
Belong with Me.” She achieved
her first pair of back-to-back No.
1’s three months apart when
“Story” followed “Should’ve Said
No” in November 2008. Top
audience contributors during the
tracking week for “Ours” are
WUSN Chicago (1.3 million
impressions), KKGO Los Angeles
(1.0 million), WYCD Detroit
(768,000), KEEY Minneapolis
(747,000) and WKLB Boston
(717,000). In its 19th week on
Country Digital Songs, “Ours”
ranks at No. 13 with 30,000
downloads, according to Nielsen
Elsewhere on Country Songs, Lee
Brice wears the Greatest Gainer
crown for a second straight week
with “A Woman Like You,” which
gains 3.6 million impressions and
shoots 9-5. On Country Digital
Songs, the track bullets for a
fourth straight (fifth cumulative)
week at its No. 3 peak, moving
48,000 downloads during the
tracking week.
Also noteworthy in the upper tier,
Rascal Flatts logs its 27th top 10
with “Banjo,” which gains
900,000 impressions and hops
9-11 in its 10th chart week — it
introduces the trio’s next album,
“changed,” due April 3. The
album’s title track opens with
57,000 downloads at No. 2 on
Country Digital Songs.
Miranda Lambert’s “Over You”
also helps freshen up the radio
top 10 with a 12-10 jump in its
13th chart week, marking her
sixth song to compete at that
level. She’s reached the top 10
three times in fewer weeks-her
quickest was 10 weeks with “The
House That Built Me” two years
ago, a feat she repeated with
“Baggage Claim” last October. She
cracked the top 10 in 11 weeks
with “Heart Like Mine” a year ago.
Also noteworthy on Country
Songs: Following a No. 10 peak
on the Hot 100 last fall, Kelly
Clarkson’s “Mr. Know It All” gets
traction (48-44) with unsolicited
play at three of the 130 stations
monitored by Nielsen BDS for the
country list. The song enters
Country Digital Songs at No. 21
On Country Albums, Shooter
Jennings logs his highest debut
ever with “Family Man,” which
opens at No. 10 (8,000 copies
sold). He posted his previous best
rank with two albums, both of
which peaked where they bowed
at No. 12: “Electric Rodeo” (2006);
“The Wolf” (2007).
Singer/songwriter Logan Mize
draws his first national chart ink
with “Nobody In Nashville,” which
debuts at No. 49 on Country
Albums and No. 15 on
Heatseekers (approximately 1,500
copies sold, according to Nielsen
SoundScan). Although he’s
unsigned as an artist, he’s a staff
writer at powerhouse
independent publisher Big Yellow
Dog in Nashville. The new set is
Mize’s second full-length, self-
released project, and follows his
eponymous 2011 debut album.
He is a native of Kansas, and a
distant relative of well-known
1960’s west coast country
musician/television host, Billy
Mize. The younger Mize has club
and theatre performance dates
booked through May.


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