LANCO tops chart
Friday, December 1, 2017
– LANCO scored its first number one as "Greatest Love Story" tops the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for the week ending Dec. 9. Tim McGraw and Faith Hill debuted in first with "The Rest of Our Life," their first joint disc.
LANCO took over for Luke Combs' "When It Rains It Pours," which fell to second. "What Ifs' from Kane Brown featuring Lauren Alaina was third. Sam Hunt stayed fourth with "Body Like a Back road" and Thomas Rhett fifth with "Unforgettable."
Eric Church climbed four to 10th with "Round Here Buzz." Garth Brooks was at 13, up 3, with "Ask Me How I Know." McGraw and Hill jumped 7 to 18 with "The Rest of Our Life," the title track of their new disc. Old Dominion's "Written in the Sand" was up 3 to 19. Rhett also was at 32 with "Marry Me," up 8.
Taylor Swift debuted at 40 with "New Year's Day." Stapleton was at 47 with "Tryin' to Untangle My Mind." Neal McCoy debuted at 49 with "Take a Knee...My Ass!!."
On the albums chart, Brooks debuted in second with "The Anthology: Part 1, The First Five Years," part music released with five discs and part book. Blake Shelton as third with "Texoma Shore," Brown fourth his self-titled released and Rhett fifth with "Life Changes." Chase Rice debuted in sixth with "Lambs & Lions."
Last week's number 1, Kenny Chesney, fell to `5 with "Live in No Shoes Nation." Shelton was at 16 with "Cheers, It's Christmas," up 7. Elvis Presley was at 17 with "It's Christmas Time" and a "A Tribute to Dan Fogelberg" debuted at 18. Rhett was at 28, up 4, with "Tangled Up." Shelton was up 3 to 31 with "Reloaded: 20 31 Hits." Zac Brown Band's "Greatest Hits So Far..." was up 4 to 32.
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