Another week at the top for FGL
Thursday, July 18, 2013
– Will Cruise
ever give up its throne? The super hit from Florida Georgia Line is again number 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, for the week ending July 27. The song was released 51 weeks ago. The duo also led the Top Country Albums chart with "Here's to the Good Times."
On the song chart, Hunter Hayes is second with I Want Crazy, Luke Bryan third with Crash My Party, Blake Shelton fourth with Boys 'Round Here and Randy Houser fifth with Runnin' Outta Moonlight.
Florida Georgia Line also has another top 10 hit with Round Here up 5 to the eighth spot 13 weeks after its release. Billy Currington stood at 17 with Hey Girl, up 3. FGL had a third hit in the top 20 with Get Your Shine On now at 18, after 39 weeks on the chart. The song had gotten as high as number five. Jason Aldean broke into the top 25 with Night Train, up 5 to 25.
On the album chart, Shelton was second with " Based on a True Story..." Darius Rucker stood at number three with "True Believers," Hayes fourth with his self-titled debut and Lady Antebellum fifth with "Golden."
Aldean went from 13 to 8 with "Night Train." Bryan jumped from 19 to 15 with "Spring Break...Here to Party." Carrie Underwood moved from 21 to 18 with "Blown Away."
Travis Tritt debuted at 31 with "The Calm After..." This was his first disc in six years. Trace Adkins went from 43 to 40 with "Love Will..."
Steve Martin and Edie Brickell again lead the Bluegrass Albums chart with "Love Has Come For You." Steven Curtis Chapman was second with "Deep Roots," Old Crow Medicine Show third with "Carry Me Back," "Best of Bluegrass: Collector's Edition" by Steve Ivey fourth and Trampled by Turtles fifth with "Stars and Satellites." Boston-based The Deadly Gentlemen debuted at six with "Roll Me, Tumble Me." Joy Kills Sorrow jumped from 15 to 10 with "Wide Awake."
On the overall top 200, FGL was 4th, Shelton 14th, Rucker 15th, Hays 16th and Lady A 28th.
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The title of Florida Georgia Line's second full length is accurate. For the duo of Tyler Hubbard and Brian Kelly, that means girls, girls and more girls plus an ultra dose of partying.
That is evident from the refrain of the title track, which, of course, focuses on Friday night activities. "I brought the songs and you brought the party/
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Here's to the Good Times This is How We Roll
Perhaps a few fans didn't get enough of Florida Georgia Line's "Here's to the Good Times," which came out in December 2012. That release contained all five songs of the duo's second EP "It'z Just What We Do" from May 2012. Not to mention the super uber mega-hit Cruise and fellow number ones Get Your Shine On, Round Here and Stay.
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Editorial: Walking the talk
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