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Hot 100: Maddie & Tae’s “Girl in a Country Song” Hits New Peak

Maddie and Tae’s “Girl in a Country Song,” which is still cruising at radio and burnin’ it down on iTunes, rises to a new peak on the Billboard Hot 100.

Currently #23 on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, #24 on the rolling Mediabase airplay chart and #49 on iTunes, “Girl” rises five places to #70 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Dismissed by some as either too polarizing for country radio or too much of a novelty to have staying power, the song works to silence its critics with each new chart peak. And insofar as the #70 peak will be forgotten when the song climbs to even loftier heights, “Girl in a Country Song” will continue to establish itself as one of 2014’s most noteworthy country launches.

Of assistance to the song’s climb will be a nationally broadcast performance on Friday’s edition of “Late Show with David Letterman.”

Thanks to its lyrics, which criticize the cliched objectification common to many “bro country” songs, “Girl in a Country Song” garnered vast mainstream attention when it launched in July. The mainstream fuss has died down, but its level of success within the country genre has continued to grow.

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

Brian's reporting has been cited by major websites like BuzzFeed, Billboard, the New Yorker and The Fader -- and shared by celebrities like Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj.

Contact Brian at brian.cantor[at]headlineplanet.com.

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