2016: The Year in Charts

Carrie Underwood Continues Perfect Streak With 'Something in the Water'

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Carrie Underwood accepts the Gene Weed Special Achievement Award at the 8th Annual ACM Honors at the Ryman Auditorium on September 9, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. 

The song is the country superstar's 20th consecutive Country Airplay top 10, a region she's yet to miss.

Carrie Underwood's "Something in the Water" makes an 11-9 splash to become her 20th top 10 on Billboard's Country Airplay chart. Counting songs promoted to country radio (and excluding holiday fare), Underwood extends her record for the most top 10s by a woman from a career's start.

In other words, since arriving with the six-week No. 1 "Jesus, Take the Wheel" (2005-06), she's yet to miss the top 10 with any single promoted specifically to country radio. (Prior to "Wheel," she dented the chart with the No. 50-peaking "Bless the Broken Road" and the No. 52 hit "Inside Your Heaven," her American Idol coronation song that topped the Billboard Hot 100 thanks to hefty sales.)

Dating to the Nielsen BDS-based Country Airplay chart's Jan. 20, 1990, launch, Underwood ties Martina McBride for the third-most top 10s among women. Reba McEntire leads with 36, followed by Faith Hill (23). Up next: Trisha Yearwood (19), Taylor Swift (18), Shania Twain (16), Patty Loveless, Tanya Tucker (14 each) and Pam Tillis (13).

Underwood had last reached the Country Airplay top 10 when "Somethin' Bad" (with Miranda Lambert) peaked at No. 7 in October. She collected her last top 10 without another artist with "See You Again," which peaked at No. 2 in September 2013. Her Country Airplay history includes 13 No. 1s, the most among women. She last reigned with "Blown Away" in October 2012.

"Water" introduces Underwood's Greatest Hits: Decade #1, due Dec. 9.