This week, "I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes" cracks the Top 30 on the Billboard Top Country Songs chart, and lands at #29. WOOHOO! (I personally love it because it's so much easier to see where it is.)
I know it seems like it's taken forever to get to this point, but compared to other songs, it isn't doing too badly. Case in point: "Long Line of Losers" by Montgomery Gentry also cracked the Top 30 this week, coming in at #30 -- in its 12th week on the charts. "Honky Tonk Stomp" by Brooks & Dunn is at #26 this week, in its 5th week, and you have to remember that particular song is likely getting a boost from the announcement B&D made about calling it quits next year. Closer to the top of the charts, "Boots On" by Randy Houser is at #2 this week, but it's taken a whopping 28 weeks for it to get there!
So, frustrating as it may seem, especially after the immediate success "Sideways" had on the charts, IWMYCYE isn't doing too badly. It's at 195 of 226 stations, which is 59 stations more than last week!!! Pat yourselves on the back, Congress, it's obvious our efforts are paying off!
~ Carrie S. ( DBC Rep/Chart Reporter - NC)