High Five: Taylor Swift Back Atop Country Songs
Apparently winning the Country Music Association's vaunted Entertainer of the Year award last week wasn't enough for Taylor Swift.
Not resting on her laurels, Swift - already named Billboard's Woman of the Year for 2011 - scores her fifth No. 1, and first in more than two years, on Billboard's Country Songs chart, as "Sparks Fly" ignites 3-1. She had last led the list with "You Belong With Me" the weeks of Aug. 22-29, 2009.
"Sparks Fly" marks Swift's first No. 1 from her album "Speak Now" after three top five hits: "Mine" (No. 2), "Back to December" (No. 3) and "Mean" (No. 2).
More Swift chart news lies ahead this week, as she's set to debut on the Billboard Hot 100 with multiple tracks from the re-issue of "Speak Now." Analysis of the entries will post on Billboard.com Wednesday (Nov. 16), with all charts updating Thursday (17).
In celebration of Swift's latest leader on Country Songs, here's a videologue of her five titles (all uptempo) to have ascended to the chart's summit.
Six weeks, Dec. 22, 2007-Jan. 26, 2008
"Should've Said No"
Two weeks, Aug. 23-30, 2008
Two weeks, Nov. 22-29, 2008
"You Belong With Me"
Two weeks, Aug. 22-29, 2009
One week (to-date), Nov. 26, 2011