Weekly Charts Watch: Let’s Do Call It A Hit!


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.

Watch out for the song this weekend debuting on several top30 countdown shows including Crook & Chase, American Country Countdown with Kix BrooksCountry Countdown USA with Lon Hilton .

Come back here next Tuesday when we’ll be covering the new tracking weekly chart.

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7 Responses to Weekly Charts Watch: Let’s Do Call It A Hit!

  1. Pamela Wood says:

    YAY! I finally gave up on getting WTQR in Greensboro to play LDCIAN more often and went after WPAW. Looks like that paid off! I was also talking to WTQR about getting Casey to NC for another show, but guess who beat them to the punch? 93.1 The Wolf, WPAW. I’ve changed my radio dial & Casey will be in NC on Friday! Thank you 93.1, and thank you to the Casey James Blog for keeping us updated and reminding us to request and vote! Love y’all! 🙂

  2. Roni J says:

    Pamela, You are so right. We just have to keep after them (the stations)
    write notes, request and keep calling, until they finally get it!!!!!
    How wonderful for Casey, let’s keep him in the limelight.
    Roni J. from NJ

  3. Dona C. @ HBHUNNY says:

    Come on WTH no So. Cal. stations..I have been requesting!! i listen too and never hear them play LDCIAN…Cal..get a friggin grip!! Your missing out on the most amazing talent to hit the airwaves in years!! I’ll keep trying!!

  4. Patti (MsVerucas) says:

    Thanks Meme, that is great news! And agree Dona, the SoCal stations need to get on board.

    • meme4cj says:

      Thanks Patti .
      The So. Cal. is actually on board with KSON San Diego ( 18 spins ) & KFRG Riverside ( 14 spins ) , but I didn’t include them since I only want it to be a short list of the biggest contributors . Of course the biggest one is KKGO L.A. , it’ll take some time since they’re a major market and only add songs higher on the chart .

      • Patti (MsVerucas) says:

        Thanks Meme, I know KSON has been playing it. However, I think KFRG must only be playing it weird hours! I listen alot, as that is a station that is close to me. I tweet them about it, but they never respond. Well, I’ll keep trying to get it played at better hours. The closest station to me is KATJ, but have not heard it there at all either. KATJ is a smaller market, but KFRG is fairly large. I guess I just have to keep trying, thanks!

  5. Tracy Scott says:

    Ditto what HBHUNNY – Dona- said-NASHVILE…WHAT’S THE HOLD UP!! WE HAVE ONE STATION IN NASHVILLE PLAYING LDCIAN!!!! IT SEEMS TO ME THAT BEING “MUSIC CITY USA”, NASHVILLE WOULD JUMP ALL OVER A SONG LIKE THAT BY SUCH A TALENTED ARTIST!! MAYBE THEY ARE JUST SO HUNG UP ON THE SAME OLD SAME OLD, THEY ARE NOT PAYING ATTENTION! …….AND GETTING THEM TO ANSWER THE PHONES……DON’T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON THAT……

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