Billboard Top Country Airplay Tunes in Canada, 2013

country_radioRanked by the number of spins, here are the 50 most-played songs on country radio during the 2013 chart year from Nielsen BDS. “Runnin’ Outta Moonlight” by  Randy Houser was tops and Dallas Smith’s “Nothing But Summer” was the top Canadian song at #25. Seven of the 50, or 14%, were tunes involving Canadian artists which have been bolded in red in the chart below. For the year-end radio airplay charts, we are including commentary by The Canadian Music Blog’s Panel of Hosers: Carolyn, Pierre, Julie, and Earl. Additionally, each chart will feature a special celebrity guest. (See below.)

1 RUNNIN’ OUTTA MOONLIGHT Randy Houser
2 SEE YOU AGAIN Carrie Underwood
3 DONE. The Band Perry
4 I WANT CRAZY Hunter Hayes
5 BEAT THIS SUMMER Brad Paisley
6 LITTLE BIT OF EVERY THING Keith Urban
7 DOWNTOWN Lady Antebellum
8 WAGON WHEEL Darius Rucker
9 MAMA’S BROKEN HEART Miranda Lambert
10 ROUND HERE Florida Georgia Line
11 NIGHT TRAIN Jason Aldean
12 HOW COUNTRY FEELS Randy Houser
13 CRASH MY PARTY Luke Bryan
14 BOYS ‘ROUND HERE Blake Shelton
15 PARKING LOT PARTY Lee Brice
16 GET YOUR SHINE ON Florida Georgia Line
17 THE ONLY WAY I KNOW Aldean, Bryan & Church
18 HIGHWAY DON’T CARE Tim McGraw & Taylor Swift
19 LIKE JESUS DOES Eric Church
20 TORNADO Little Big Town
21 BETTER DIG TWO The Band Perry
22 SURE BE COOL IF YOU DID Blake Shelton
23 POINT AT YOU Justin Moore
24 JUMP RIGHT IN Zac Brown Band
25 NOTHING BUT SUMMER Dallas Smith
26 ONE OF THOSE NIGHTS Tim McGraw
27 EVERY STORM (RUNS OUT OF RAIN) Gary Allan
28 MINE WOULD BE YOU Blake Shelton
29 STARTED WITH A SONG Brett Kissel
30 IT GOES LIKE THIS Thomas Rhett
31 DON’T YA Brett Eldredge
32 SOUTHERN COMFORT ZONE Brad Paisley
33 TWO BLACK CADILLACS Carrie Underwood
34 I DRIVE YOUR TRUCK Lee Brice
35 SOUTHERN GIRL Tim McGraw
36 GOODBYE IN HER EYES Zac Brown Band
37 AW NAW Chris Young
38 BEGIN AGAIN Taylor Swift
39 ANYWHERE WITH YOU Jake Owen
40 WHAT KINDA LOVE Dallas Smith
41 PIRATE FLAG Kenny Chesney
42 HELL RAISIN’ GOOD TIME Tim Hicks
43 DIRT Dean Brody
44 GET BY Tim Hicks
45 THAT’S MY KIND OF NIGHT Luke Bryan
46 SOMEBODY’S HEARTBREAK Hunter Hayes
47 I CAN TAKE IT FROM THERE Chris Young
48 ALL OVER THE ROAD Easton Corbin
49 SOMEBODY WILL Bobby Wills
50 BEER MONEY Kip Moore

COMMENTS BY OUR PANEL OF HOSERS FT. YUKON CORNELIUS

Pierre copyTo help us review the year in country music, we are delighted to be joined by Yukon Cornelius.  Welcome, Yukon! 

Yukon C copyHold on, just hooooold on! Sniff, sniff, lick, lick. Nothin’!

Julie copyEr, I believe Yukon means “Nothing But Summer” by Dallas Smith, the most played Canadian country song of the year. The sad news is the top played Canadian song was only 25th. Dallas’ “Jumped Right In” from last year was a gold single, so he’s doing very well.

Yukon C copyGold? Did you say gold? Show me where the gold is and I’ll pick up some life-sustaining supplies: honkey tonk piano, banjo, fiddle, and guitar strings. And then we’ll be rich with the biggest gold strike this side of Hudson Bay!

Carolyn copyCanCon was very low among the year-end country top 50 with only 7 songs by Canadian artists most of which were in the bottom half of the chart. 

Yukon C copyWell, Caroline, we need to hire ourselves a Bumble and scare those DJs into giving our fine artists the spins that they deserve! 

Carolyn copyMy name’s Carolyn! 

Pierre copyIt’s interesting that Dean Brody’s “Bounty” and Gord Bamford’s “When Your Lips are So Close” hit number one but didn’t make the year-end chart. However, Brody’s “Dirt” made it to #43.

Yukon C copyNow, Dean and Gord are able to make some decent songs. That’s how it’s done. Wahooooo! Sniff, sniff, lick, lick … Platinum! What I’ve been searching for all my life! I’ve struck it rich! I’ve got me a platinum mine! Wahooooo!

Julie copyAny comments on the country chart Earl?

Earl copyNot really. I like Yukon’s pickaxe though. I’ll give you a buck and a quarter for it. 

Yukon C copyDone! And I will give you folks a lift. Hop aboard, mateys.

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