Friday, October 30, 2009


Hello, Congress!

Dierks Bentley's "I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes" reclaimed the #14 spot this week on Billboard's Hot 100, since Toby Keith's "American Ride" for some reason didn't go recurrent. Hm. At any rate, it will this week. Mr. Carrie, who has gotten really into the chart tracking/predictions, thinks that IWMYCYE will pick up 4 spots in the next 2 chart weeks, and will likely only face competition from Tim McGraw's latest single, "Southern Voice."

IWMYCYE is doing really well on It's in the top 5 for most of the top demographics (except for Men 25-34 ... don't they realize what liking that song can do for them? lol), and the burnout rate is low for how long the song has been out (for instance, Chris Young's "Gettin' You Home" has a burnout rate of 26% to Dierks's 9-11%). That should help the song stay afloat until it can get into the top 10.

Once it does get into the top 10, I'm very hopeful that Capitol Nashville will start to throw some weight behind it. Right now, all of their weight is being thrown at Lady Antebellum and Luke Bryan's current songs, which are both in the Top 8 -- slightly frustrating because Lady A, at least, does not need the promotion department's help any more for "Need You Now." But, that's just my opinion, and they get paid to do what they do. Hehe.

Look for #13 next week, and (hopefully) #10 the week after that!

Carrie S. (DBC Rep/Chart Reporter ~ NC)


  1. Moving in the right direction at least. I really thought it would be top 10 by now, though. WQYK and US1035 and WCTQ are playing it 3 and 4 times a day here in Tampa!

  2. The spin increase dropped way off for the past week or so, but appears to be picking back up. It's just not growing very quickly in audience because the few increased plays it's been getting aren't during peak hours -- they're pretty much overnight, which does pretty much nothing to help it.

    It's #4 on one station and #9 on the other in Charlotte. It's getting there, it just needs quality plays, and it's not going to get that until some of the songs in the top 10 drop off.