NASHVILLE The soundtrack from the movie "Coyote Ugly," featuring four new songs recorded by LeAnn Rimes, leaped into the #1 spot on Billboard's Top Country Albums chart this week, reflecting sales as measured by SoundScan. It debuted last week at #6 on the chart.
The soundtrack is also at #19 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, reflecting sales in all genres. Billboard reports that it places soundtracks and compilations on the country chart if at least half the cuts are by country artists in this case, seven of the album's 12 cuts qualify. In addition to Rimes' four songs, two of her Curb Records country labelmates Tamara Walker and Mary Griffin have songs on the disc.
Additionally, Charlie Daniels' "The Devil Went Down to Georgia" is on the soundtrack. The record also includes songs by Don Henley and other pop artists.
Coyote Ugly replaces Jo Dee Messina's Burn, which debuted last week at #1. It drops to #5. Billy Gilman's One Voice climbs from #4 to #2, Faith Hill's Breathe remains at #3, and the Dixie Chicks' Fly drops from #2 to #4. Lee Ann Womack's I Hope You Dance slides from #5 to #6, Aaron Tippin's People Like Us climbs from #8 to #7. Shania Twain's Come On Over stays at #9, and the Chicks' Wide Open Spaces holds at #10. There are no new albums on the chart this week.
The top 10 of the Country Singles Sales chart is unchanged from last week, with Rimes' "I Need You" at #1 and Gilman's "One Voice" at #2. Debuting on that chart this week at #37 is Shane McAnally's "Run Away."
Lonestar holds on to its #1 radio ranking, with "What About Now" sitting atop the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart, reflecting country radio airplay as measured by Broadcast Data Systems. Alan Jackson's "It Must Be Love" moves up from #3 to #2, Messina's "That's the Way" climbs from #5 to #3, and Rascal Flatts' "Prayin' for Daylight" holds at #4. Womack's "I Hope You Dance" drops from #2 to #5, SHeDAISY's "I Will ... But" moves from #7 to #6 and Keith Urban's Your Everything moves from #8 to #7.
Brooks & Dunn's "You'll Always Be Loved by Me" climbs from #12 to #8, Joe Diffie's "It's Always Something" moves from #11 to #9, and Toby Keith's "Country Comes to Town" rises from #12 to #10.
Vince Gill's "It Feels Like Love" (RealAudio excerpt) gets the nod for Airpower, climbing from #21 to #19. Hot Shot Debut this week is the novelty song "The Hampsterdance" by Hampton the Hampster, which enters the chart at #70. Debuting at #74 is Cledus T. Judd's "My Cellmate Thinks I'm Sexy." The song is a parody of Kenny Chesney's "She Thinks My Tractor's Sexy" and is a sly dig at Chesney's arrest in June of this year, after a scuffle with police officers at a George Strait festival date.