You ever listen to the weekly countdown shows on the radio and wonder, “What are the top songs that AREN’T current singles?” Well, thanks to our friends at Country Aircheck, we have the answer for you!
First, let’s break down how radio works. There are basically 3 kinds of songs and charts on country radio. First is the current singles charts, which is the most common form of music you hear on most country stations. These are the current singles that get heavy rotation on stations’ playlists, and are included in the weekly countdown charts and shows.
Second, you’ve got recurrent singles. These are songs that have just come off the current singles charts, but are still getting enough airplay that they’d likely be on the current singles charts. They move them off the current singles charts to make room for new songs since recurrent singles are on the decline when it comes to airplay and often have been replaced by a new single by that particular artist.
Third, you have gold singles. These are songs that stand the test of time. They are songs that still get regular radio airplay long after their lifespan as a current single has passed by and after they’ve fallen off the recurrent chart. This chart doesn’t change much, in fact only 2 songs are new to this list from a year ago. So now that we’ve given you an idea of how this all works, here it is…
Below is the top 10 “Gold” songs from the week of June 26 – July 2 (rankings are based on radio air-play for that week):
1. Kid Rock/All Summer Long
2. Tim McGraw/Something Like That
3. Zac Brown Band/Chicken Fried
4. Rascal Flatts/Life Is A Highway
5. Toby Keith/As Good As I Once Was
6. Dierks Bentley/What Was I Thinkin’
7. Montgomery Gentry/Hell Yeah
8. Rodney Atkins/Watching You
9. Tim McGraw/Where The Green Grass Grows
10. James Otto/Just Got Started Lovin’ You