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The Eagles reclaim top spot, Carrie Underwood stays there

Thursday, December 6, 2007 – The Eagles took over the top spot on the Billboard country album chart for the week ending Dec. 15 with "Long Road Out of Eden," switching spots with Garth Brooks's "The Ultimate Hits."

On the song chart, Carrie Underwood didn't move from the number one perch with "So Small."

Garth Brooks and Kenny Chesney remained second and third on the song chart with "More Than a Memory" and "Don't Blink" respectively." Josh Turner was up one to fourth with "Firecracker," switching spots with George Strait's "How 'Bout Them Cowgirls."

Moving into the top 10 at 10th was Sugarland's "Stay," which was up 2 slots.

Toby Keith's "Get My Drink On" moved up from 26th to 22nd.

On the album chart, Underwood stayed third with "Carnival Ride." Taylor Swift was up one to fourth with her self-titled debut. Rascal Flatts inched up a spot to fifth with "Still Feels Good."

Keith's Christmas disc, "A Classic Christmas," moved up from 13th to 9th. Swift's "Sounds of the Season: The Taylor Swift Collection," an EP," moved from 18th to 14th. A big mover was "Hear Something Country: Christmas," a compilation disc, up from 28th to 18th.

On the overall genre top 200, The Eagles were 2nd, up 3; Brooks 5th; Underwood 9th; Swift 12th and Rascal Flatts 14th.

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