It was last Monday when the news came in that Casey’s debut single “Let’s Don’t Call It A Night” entered the Top 30 on both Billboard & Mediabase Country Songs Charts. The song hit the milestone after logging its 26th week on the chart.
For the ones who keep up with the charts in the past years know how the attention is shifting dramatically towards more pushing for the singles from new acts like Casey even further than 40 weeks on the chart. Ten years ago, songs were charting for 20 or fewer weeks. But that was before Billboard converted the Country songs chart into an Audience Impression-based ranking chart instead of spins; that was before the digital era.
Speaking of which, the almost one million gain on AI (Audience Impression), which was its best weekly gain so far, caused a surge over on the digital Country songs, “…Call It A Night” re-enters the top100 iTunes Country songs!
The biggest contributors of the 5.35M AI were KILT Houston (35 spins, 0.520M AI), Pittsburgh’s two stations cluster, WDSY & WOGI (0.250M & 0.115M AI, respectively) , Bakersfield’s KUZZ (35 spins, 0.23M AI), Sacramento’s two stations KNTY & KNCI (0.107M & 0.122M AI, respectively) and WPAW Greensboro (25 spins, 0.156M AI). Worth-mentioning also WUBL Atlanta, WGGY Wilkes-Barre, WYRK Buffalo, KSOP Salt Lake City, WQMX Akron, WQDR Raleigh, WSLC Roanoke, VA and WDAF Kansas City.
Come back here next Tuesday when we’ll be covering the new tracking weekly chart.