This week, Dierks Bentley's "I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes" crashes the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart's top 10, coming in at #9 (Zac Brown's "Toes" didn't go recurrent, which is the only reason it isn't #8). It is at #8 on Mediabase.
It had the 4th highest audience gain this week, behind the brand-new songs from Brad Paisley and Toby Keith, and Craig Morgan's current single. Mr. Carrie has created a spreadsheet which allows him to track audience and spin gains by day based on Mediabase's information, and he tells me that IWMYCYE is on track this week to have an even higher audience gain than last week! (He's doing it for fun, and tracking all songs. It's pretty fascinating stuff.)
Next week, I'm expecting that it will get the #8 spot due to "Toes" going to recurrent status, but I'm not sure if it's going to catch Taylor Swift's "Fifteen" to go any higher than that. But, the large jump in audience shows that the song is healthy and still growing fairly well. I think it will be in the Top 5 within 3 weeks.
And no, the cheesy pun titles won't be stopping soon. ;)
Everybody have a great week! Our Prez is in the Top 10 again! Let's get him on top where he belongs!
~ Carrie S. (DBC Rep/Chart Reporter ~ NC)