Dating to Paisley's first week at No. 1 with "He Didn't Have to Be" (Dec. 11, 1999), his 18 leaders are the most among all acts, besting Kenny Chesney's 17 in that span.
The reign of "Remind" recalls an era when male/female duets were more common atop Country Songs. As the song is the second such No. 1 duet this year following Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson's three-week No. 1 "Don't You Wanna Stay," 2011 is the first year that the chart has featured two his-and-hers No. 1s since 1988. That year, then-husband and wife Rodney Crowell and Rosanne Cash's "It's Such a Small World" topped the April 30 tally and Earl Thomas Conley and Emmylou Harris' "We Believe in Happy Endings" culminated in a No. 1 rank the week of Oct. 1.
Two years earlier, three male/female duets ruled Country Songs: "Makin' Up for Lost Time" by Crystal Gayle and Gary Morris (Feb. 15, 1986); "Both to Each Other (Friends & Lovers)" by Eddie Rabbitt and Juice Newton (Oct. 11); and, "You're Still New to Me" by Marie Osmond and Paul Davis (Nov. 22).
GREAT DAYNE: Birthday girl (Sunday, Sept. 4) and expectant mom Beyonce banks her 16th No. 1 on Dance/Club Play Songs, as "Best Thing I Never Had" rises 2-1. The advance ties her with Kristine W for third-most leaders after Madonna (40) and Janet Jackson (19).
Bookending the chart, Taylor Dayne returns at No. 50 with "Floor on Fire." If the veteran diva can climb to the top 10 with her new single, she'll continue her perfect streak of reaching the top tier with every song she's placed on the survey.
Dayne's (nee, Leslie Wunderman) first 14 chart visits between 1987 and 2008 resulted in top 10 finishes, with three hitting No. 1: "Prove Your Love" (1988), "Planet Love" (2000) and "Beautiful" (2008).
A LOT TO 'LIKE': As Adele's "Someone Like You" rockets 34-19 on the Hot 100 following her stark rendition of the song on Sunday's (Aug. 28) MTV Video Music Awards, the haunting ballad charges onto Adult Contemporary at No. 18.
The start marks the chart's highest arrival by a lead female with a non-holiday song since Faith Hill's "There You'll Be" began at No. 15 the week of June 2, 2001. The lofty launch of "Like" bodes well for Adele: Hill's song went on to spent 12 weeks at No.1.
IN THE HOUSE: Hugh Laurie, star of Fox's medical drama "House, M.D.," debuts at No. 5 on Blues Digital Songs with "Police Dog Blues." The track previews the British actor's blues album "Let Them Talk," due Tuesday (Sept. 6).
The "House" eighth-season premiere follows Monday, Oct. 3.
STORM TRACKING: When you're stuck inside during a hurricane, apparently you buy music on your computer (if you still have power).
After Hurricane Irene beat its brutal path up the eastern U.S. over the weekend, Scorpions' "Rock You Like a Hurricane" sold 5,000, up 184%, according to SoundScan. On Blues Digital Songs, Leadbelly debuts at No. 19 with "Goodnight Irene."
(Here's hoping that all reading Chart Beat on the East Coast made it through the storm safely and with as little property damage - hopefully none - as possible).