Unfortunately, in it's 13th week, "I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes" slipped back one spot to #15 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. With fierce competition from both Reba and David Nail, it lost the audience battle this week (though the audience did still grow), but, as of today, has reclaimed the #14 spot, and will likely move to #13 for next week's chart.
The next few weeks are likely to be fairly frustrating for those of us waiting for IWMYCYE to break the top 10. Though it is definitely going to happen, there are 5 songs currently being "pushed" for #1, and until those songs reach their pinnacle and start to drop, the top 15 is going to remain somewhat stagnant. Movement will take place in the form of songs moving to recurrent status, rather than actual audience growth for the most part.
The best thing we can possibly do right now is just to keep requesting IWMYCYE by any and every possible means, and giving positive feedback whenever possible. It's burnout rate on RateTheMusic is very low, so that's good -- not many people are quickly tiring of the song, which should help sustain its chart run.
Keep up the great work, Congress! Top 10 is still tantalizingly close... and I know we're gonna get there someday.
~ Carrie (DBC Rep/Chart Reporter ~ NC)