Top 20 Countdown

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Top 20 Countdown
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Format Country music videos
Starring Lance Smith (2001-2009)
Evan Farmer (2010-2012)
Country of origin United States
Broadcast
Original channel CMT
Original run January 3, 2001 (2001-01-03) – November 30, 2012 (2012-11-30)
External links
Website

Top 20 Countdown is a show on CMT. The show counts down the biggest videos in country music and was originally hosted by Lance Smith. Top Twenty Countdown airs every Friday at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern) and reruns on Saturday at 11 a.m. and Sunday at 11:30 a.m. Besides showing the biggest videos, Lance also shows the world premiere of music videos. The show celebrated its 300th episode with the top 20 videos of 2006, based on the weekly countdown. They also recapped the top 20 videos from 2001-2005. The show has had celebrity guests such as Blake Shelton and Brooks & Dunn. The show originally aired each Friday at 10 p.m., Saturday at 11 a.m., Sunday at 10 p.m. and Monday at 6 p.m.[1] The first episode was the top 20 videos of 2001 (which aired the last week of 2001). It was announced in November 2009 that Lance Smith would be leaving the show in December 2009.[2] Evan Farmer took over as the show's new host on January 22, 2010. He left the show in November 2012. The show ended at the end of 2012, December 28, 2012 being its last episode. An all new countdown started up again on January 5, 2013. The new show is titled "CMT Hot 20 Countdown".

List of Number 1s[edit]

2011[edit]

Issue Date Song Artist(s)
December 31, 2010 "My Kinda Party" Jason Aldean
January 7
January 14
January 21
January 28 "Back to December" Taylor Swift
February 4
February 11
February 18
February 25 "Don't You Wanna Stay" Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
March 4
March 11 "Back to December" Taylor Swift
March 18 "Don't You Wanna Stay" Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
March 25
April 1
April 8
April 15
April 22
April 29
May 6
May 13 "I Won't Let Go (From Invitation Only)" Rascal Flatts
May 20 "Tomrrow" Chris Young
May 27 "Honey Bee" Blake Shelton
June 3 "Mean" Taylor Swift
June 10
June 17 "Honey Bee" Blake Shelton
June 24 "Mean" Taylor Swift
July 1
July 8 "Dirt Road Anthem" Jason Aldean
July 15
July 22
July 29
August 5
August 12
August 19
August 26 "I Love You This Big" Scotty McCreery
September 2 "Dirt Road Anthem" Jason Aldean
September 9
September 16 "Remind Me" Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood
September 23
September 30
October 7
October 14 "Sparks Fly" Taylor Swift
October 21 "Remind Me" Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood
October 28 "Tattoos on This Town" Jason Aldean
November 4 "Sparks Fly" Taylor Swift
November 11 "Tattoos on This Town" Jason Aldean
November 18
November 25
December 2
December 9 "Sparks Fly" Taylor Swift
December 16 "Tattoos on This Town" Jason Aldean
Countdown of the Year[3] "Don't You Wanna Stay" Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson

2012[edit]

Issue Date Song Artist(s)
January 6 "Tattoos on This Town" Jason Aldean
January 13
January 20
January 27 "Ours" by Taylor Swift
February 3
February 10
February 17
February 24
March 2
March 9
March 16
March 23
March 30 "Good Girl" Carrie Underwood
April 6
April 13
April 20
April 27
May 4
May 11
May 18
May 25
June 1 "Fly Over States" Jason Aldean
June 8 "Good Girl" Carrie Underwood
June 15
June 22
June 29
July 6
July 13 "Springsteen" Eric Church
July 20 "Drunk on You" Luke Bryan
July 27
August 3 "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" Eli Young Band
August 10 "5-1-5-0" Dierks Bentley
August 17 "Come Over" Kenny Chesney
August 24
August 31 "Over" Blake Shelton
September 7
September 14 "Angel Eyes" Love and Theft
September 21 "Pontoon" Little Big Town
September 28
October 5 "Wanted" Hunter Hayes
October 12 "Take a Little Ride" Jason Aldean
October 19
October 26
November 2 "Blown Away" Carrie Underwood
November 9
November 16 "Hard to Love" Lee Brice
November 23 "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" Luke Bryan
November 30
December 7 "Fastest Girl in Town" Miranda Lambert
December 14 "The One That Got Away" Jake Owen
Countdown of the Year[4] "Good Girl" Carrie Underwood
  • "Good Girl" holds record for longest time at #1 – 14 weeks total

Countdown of the Year[edit]

2011[edit]

  1. "Don't You Wanna Stay" - Jason Aldean with Kelly Clarkson
  2. "Back to December" - Taylor Swift
  3. "Dirt Road Anthem" - Jason Aldean
  4. "Remind Me" - Brad Paisley duet with Carrie Underwood
  5. "Tattoos on This Town" - Jason Aldean
  6. "Mean" - Taylor Swift
  7. "Honey Bee" - Blake Shelton
  8. "I Won't Let Go" (From Invitation Only) - Rascal Flatts
  9. "Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not" - Thompson Square
  10. "Just A Kiss" - Lady Antebellum
  11. "Tomorrow" - Chris Young
  12. "You Lie" - The Band Perry
  13. "Colder Weather" - Zac Brown Band
  14. "Sparks Fly" - Taylor Swift
  15. "I Love You This Big" - Scotty McCreery
  16. "A Little Bit Stronger" - Sara Evans
  17. "You and Tequila" - Kenny Chesney feat. Grace Potter
  18. "Country Girl (Shake It for Me)" - Luke Bryan
  19. "Easy" - Rascal Flatts feat. Natasha Bedingfield
  20. "Barefoot Blue Jean Night" - Jake Owen

2012[edit]

  1. "Good Girl" - Carrie Underwood
  2. "Ours" - Taylor Swift
  3. "Take a Little Ride" - Jason Aldean
  4. "Drunk on You" - Luke Bryan
  5. "Pontoon" - Little Big Town
  6. "Over" - Blake Shelton
  7. "Come Over" - Kenny Chesney
  8. "Blown Away" - Carrie Underwood
  9. "Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye" - Luke Bryan
  10. "Red Solo Cup" - Toby Keith
  11. "Wanted" - Hunter Hayes
  12. "Springsteen" - Eric Church
  13. "5-1-5-0" - Dierks Bentley
  14. "Hard to Love" - Lee Brice
  15. "Even If It Breaks Your Heart" - Eli Young Band
  16. "Over You" - Miranda Lambert
  17. "You Don't Know Her Like I Do" - Brantley Gilbert
  18. "Angel Eyes" - Love and Theft
  19. "Fly Over States" - Jason Aldean
  20. "Why Ya Wanna" - Jana Kramer

Honorable Mentions:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Country.com: CMT - Top Twenty Countdown at the Wayback Machine (archived January 11, 2002)
  2. ^ Lance Smith Departing CMT to Pursue Acting Career
  3. ^ 12:50 AM (2011-12-23). "December 23, 2011 - Top 20 Countdown of the Year release date". CMT.com. Retrieved 2012-09-09. 
  4. ^ 00:44 AM (2012-12-21). "December 21, 2012 - Top 20 Countdown of the Year release date". CMT.com. Retrieved 2012-12-21. 

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