Adam Lambert ‘If I Had You’ Hits #1 on the VH1 Top 20 Countdown

Congrats to Adam Lambert. The music video for his single, “If I Had You” is #1 on the VH1 Top 20 Countdown this week, knocking Usher into the #2 spot.

He’s the first artist to have 2 #1s on the countdown in 2010. His previous single, “Whataya Want From Me” also climbed to #1 on the countdown.

“If I Had You” entered the countdown at #20 on 6/19 (after the video debuted on VH1.com 6/14). It climbed to the #10 spot on 6/26 before it leaped to #1 today.

Fan voting helps determine the composition of the weekly chart, so a big shout-out is also in order to the peeps who helped vote Adam into the #1 spot.  Congrats all around!

  • Watch the “If I Had You” music video HERE.

  • freckledLIPS

    oh i’m so happy..love love love!

  • eilo

    yipee! voting for him is so worth it;p

  • bridgette12

    Congrats Adam on another great video.

  • girlygirl

    Niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice! Congratulations to Adam

  • cher

    Happy!!! Great vid. Love it!!

  • conklas

    Yay! Congrats Adam!

  • ms0712

    I’m so glad I taped the show and saw IIHY video hit #1 for the 1st time. Yay!!! It’s also the leap of the week video. Very, very cool!

  • Buderschnookie

    Outstanding accomplishment!!!
    Adam was made to make music videos- to paraphrase Adam Shankman “this is his world and we are just visiting!”
    It’s going to be yet another area where he continually exceeds our expectations and always gives us those things we didn’t know we wanted!

  • HotHotHot

    This song deserves to be a big summer hit!!!

  • cayman

    Can not pass up the opportunity to jump up and down, scream with the rest of you and celebrate #1! AFL and two #1’s in 2010, he can NEVER STOP making videos, love all of them. I love this song and video, perfect fun for the summer.
    Thank you MJ for the thread to celebrate in.

  • JOJOSIE

    I didn’t tune into VH1 till the top 10 and when they said Usher dropped to number 2 this week I just knew Adam was number 1. So So happy for him and of course us fans.

  • http://www.planetfierce.proboards.com/ CindyM

    IIHY has moved up 18 spots on itunes this morning from #92 to #74 and it just passed WWFM. Awwww…WWFM.

  • bridgette12

    CindyM:
    07/03/2010 at 12:06 pm
    IIHY has moved up 18 spots on itunes this morning from #92 to #74 and it just passed WWFM. Awwww…WWFM.

    WWFM is a song that just keeps going on and on. That song has been out over six months and still is hanging in on itunes chart top 100 both in the US and Canada.

  • Oksana2000

    What is that famous quote about two ships that pass in the night?
    It came to my head when I looked at IIHY passing WWFM on ITunes.. :-)

  • JAG

    YAY,Adam,what an accomplishment ! I couldn’t be happier for him and his fans,it’s a well deserved honor !

  • GreenHippo

    I have been doing happy dances all morning, I did’t even have the time to vote over at VH1 but once, so it is not just us (supposed Crazy Fans) who voted him in. Other ppl like it too!

  • springboard

    Great news, and it’s effective in boosting iTunes sales. IIHY moved up 20 places since last night. :)

  • LeeTravers

    He must be so happy. Nice to think that he is. Deserves all the good things that come his way. Beautiful guy in every way.

  • limi

    Just….Yay!!!!!

  • TexasWannaHoldEm

    limi:
    07/03/2010 at 12:49 pm
    Just….Yay!!!!!

    Yes! And I agree with earlier post, Adam was made for making videos. All three have been exquisite – I couldn’t pick a favorite if I had to. He is such a fun visual artist (and the vocals ain’t bad either :) )

  • Blond Mom

    This is as much a reflection of how much WE all love him as much as Adam’s amazing talent. Plus, hopefully, he’ll get to make videos for Fever and Sleepwalker….my 2 favs on the album. :)

  • erots

    I don’t know if this is the right spot for my blog but it has to do with all our efforts in voting to keep Adam’s legacy going. Q102 in Philadelphia this weekend is having “the best 50 songs on 2010 so far” WWFM came in as #7. Big Market station.. These are accumulated from our votes. Adam is an amazing artist & this is our way of helping him along. Keep up the good work Adam & we will be right there behind you.

  • LeHommeAdam

    Yay for Adam!! Love IIHY song and video!! It’s rocking this summer!!SQUEE!!

  • TexasWannaHoldEm

    erots:
    07/03/2010 at 12:59 pm
    I don’t know if this is the right spot for my blog but it has to do with all our efforts in voting to keep Adam’s legacy going. Q102 in Philadelphia this weekend is having “the best 50 songs on 2010 so far” WWFM came in as #7. Big Market station.. These are accumulated from our votes. Adam is an amazing artist & this is our way of helping him along. Keep up the good work Adam & we will be right there behind you.

    erots, thanks for sharing! I read somewhere here at MJ’s that WWFM was #4 on Z100-NY’s list of most popular so far in 2010. I don’t know if that was based on votes or what, but still great news!

  • BeckyMD

    Yay!!!! So happy to watch vh1 this morning. :lol:

    IIHY looks pretty on vh1’s voting page.

    http://www.vh1.com/shows/series/top_20_countdown/

  • Cynthia101

    YAY! So happy for him. He truly deserves all of the good things coming his way and more. I couldn’t be more proud if it were myself accomplishing these things. #1 BB.

  • Organic

    Just spectacular news. Can’t believe he’s the only artist to have two #1 videos on the countdown so far this year. Adam’s got a terrific video and terrific fans.

  • Soberba

    CindyM:
    07/03/2010 at 12:06 pm
    IIHY has moved up 18 spots on itunes this morning from #92 to #74 and it just passed WWFM. Awwww…WWFM.

    That’s ok. WWFM had a great run and gave us a lot of joy (although is not a joyful song, heh). But it’s time to make room for IIHY.

    This video deserves the number one spot. It’s so much fun!

  • Truthiness

    Well congrats to Adam for this. And kudos to the fans as well.

    I hope it continues to do what it needs to, and drive iTunes sales/interest in the song.

  • cwm

    Fantastic!!! This is such awesome news for Adam! I’m thrilled for him and for all the good things he has coming his way. He totally deserves it.

  • ilovekrisallen39

    Great news for Adam so happy for him.Way to go Adam.

  • alaadam

    IIHY is at #72 now. Congrats Adam!!!

  • sanduskyday

    I do want to congratulate the Adam fans for voting his video to #1 on VH-1. That is an accomplishment and I truly do think it is an entertaining video.
    Back in the day, video ranking on VH-1 might not be a headline thread but rather an item in the Headlines thread for the day. Congratulations also to the Adam fans for turning this blog into a fan blog for Adam. Yes, this last part is a bit of a shot, but I have to call it as I see it.

  • Kanadie Bonttell

    Congratulations also to the Adam fans for turning this blog into a fan blog for Adam

    Really?

    By looking at the front page of this blog today for example. I see the following threads for….

    -Kris Allen Concert
    -Adam Lambert VH1
    -Headlines
    -AI Live Recaps
    -Kara Dioguardi
    -Adam Lambert Concert
    -Kelly Clarkson
    -AI Live Concert Milwaukee
    -Olly Murs
    -AI Live Concert Auburn Hills

    Seems pretty diverse to me. Now what people choose to comment on or not, is not the blog or the bloggers fault, it happens to come down to where the interest is, IMHO!

  • bridgette12

    sanduskyday:
    07/03/2010 at 2:40 pm
    I do want to congratulate the Adam fans for voting his video to #1 on VH-1. That is an accomplishment and I truly do think it is an entertaining video.
    Back in the day, video ranking on VH-1 might not be a headline thread but rather an item in the Headlines thread for the day. Congratulations also to the Adam fans for turning this blog into a fan blog for Adam. Yes, this last part is a bit of a shot, but I have to call it as I see it.

    Did I miss something, but isn’t this particular thread about Adam’s video. What do you think people should be talking about, but Adam’s video. I am looking at the blog now, I see a thread for Kris radio concert, one for season nine concert last night, plus the reviews. There is also one further down for Archuleta’s new song, I am quite sure Adam’s name is not mentioned in those. As far as I can see, MJ has always given each idol’s fans a chance to talk about there favorite. Right now certain idols are getting more attention than others, but give it a little time and there will be a lot more threads for the Idols who have albums and tours coming.

  • Jae

    sanduskyday:
    07/03/2010 at 2:40 pm
    I do want to congratulate the Adam fans for voting his video to #1 on VH-1. That is an accomplishment and I truly do think it is an entertaining video.
    Back in the day, video ranking on VH-1 might not be a headline thread but rather an item in the Headlines thread for the day. Congratulations also to the Adam fans for turning this blog into a fan blog for Adam. Yes, this last part is a bit of a shot, but I have to call it as I see it.

    MJ post seperate threads to keep the Headline threads from being over run with Adam squeeing. I really like that. Makes reading through headline comments easier. As an Adam fan, I am glad for threads where I can go an chat with other interested posters about him and his accomplishments. Adam brings people to this site and thus hits and thus income for MJ so its a nice recipricating system. All of us who post here love a lot of idols and not just Adam but right now passion for Adam is high. I personally love him and am excited for his accomplishments. A lot of people feel the same. Plus MJ has plenty of threads for the other idols.

    And I am stoked about the VH1 #1. I don’t think he got to #1 week to with WWFM did he this fast? After only 2 weeks? Maybe I am wrong.

  • Norcal2009

    I have been doing happy dances all morning, I did’t even have the time to vote over at VH1 but once, so it is not just us (supposed Crazy Fans) who voted him in. Other ppl like it too!

    Agreed. I only voted once and I’m a die hard fan.

  • smeggingnuts

    haha I don’t vote anymore cuz everytime I remember to vote it drops…so I just give moral support now….I feel like a bad fan lol

  • cher
  • revcat

    Congratulations also to the Adam fans for turning this blog into a fan blog for Adam. Yes, this last part is a bit of a shot, but I have to call it as I see it.

    Sandusky: This happens to be an Adam thread so a lot of Adam fans are here. That doesn’t mean you aren’t welcome though. Hello, glad to meet you! We won’t hold it against you if you don’t “get” us because we’re all about peace and love :)

    DangerGirl101
    ‘American Idol': Adam Lambert sees large spike in digital downloads – http://tinyurl.com/35nxf2c
    30 minutes ago via web
    Retweeted by Glambertini

    SG_Glamberts
    RT @J_Lambs: ?GNT in JAPAN?All tickets of Oct 8 TOKYO for the presale were sold out! http://bit.ly/cgvXMb
    30 minutes ago via TweetDeck
    Retweeted by Glambertini

  • Truthiness

    Back in the day, video ranking on VH-1 might not be a headline thread but rather an item in the Headlines thread for the day.

    IIRC, didn’t Kris get a separate thread for when his video first placed on VH1? And now granted it wasn’t separate when it placed, IIRC, number one, it had to share with Adam, but that’s because (again, IIRC) that they both had videos in the top 20 at the same time. Which if TT ever gets a video made, and I hope it does and soon, and places in the VH1 top 20, and Adam’s still in it, then they will share a thread.

    But this feels all to board on board talk to me. So I hope I’m wrong and not making more work for mj. My brain is not working well today, I’ve had 4 hours of sleep total since Thursday. So I’m just stuck on being happy for Adam about this, and yes, in part it’s due to his fans who voted (not me, I never vote in these things) but it’s also in part due to things like airplay as well, yes?

    Anyhew, going to slam some more caffine and try and stay awake for the next few hours.

  • Norcal2009

    This happens to be an Adam thread so a lot of Adam fans are here. That doesn’t mean you aren’t welcome though. Hello, glad to meet you! We won’t hold it against you if you don’t “get” us because we’re all about peace and love

    What can we say? Adam fans are passionate and devoted and the fan base grows on a daily basis. Join the fun.

  • SunSister

    Count me in as another BSC fan that failed to vote this week. I don’t have the page bookmarked and I only vote when someone in a thread makes it really easy for me and I have time. Then I do about 4 times in a row but that’s it.

    I played the video several times when it first came out while my 24 yr. old music-snob-of-a-son was on his laptop in the same room. The same son who gives me a LOT of attitude if (and when) I bring up AFL. My husband came in and I told him I was torturing our son and said son admitted the song was “pretty good” but he wasn’t looking at the video. High praise, indeed!

  • smeggingnuts

    mquincy:

    I love this video! I legit giggle every time I see the Chinese dragon

    haha IKR I thought they just added it in but it turns out one of Adam’s friends came dressed as that for the video….hahaha I love his friends they are such fun people…I wish I knew people like that

  • BestAI

    in part it’s due to his fans who voted (not me, I never vote in these things) but it’s also in part due to things like airplay as well, yes?

    It’s not just the voting, altho, I believe he is gaining more young fans. When you read Bieber fan’s tweeting loving Adam — you know Adam is doing something right, esp, when they used to spew hate.

  • lorismile

    YEAHHHHH Adam’s video #1!!! I know he has so much fun making them and he fits right in a video! He’s such a visual artist. Alos YEAHHHHH on his Itunes jump!!!!

    Wow – It’s amazing he’s the first artist with 2 #1 videos this year. I mean with GaGa, etc…. I’m surprised!

  • listen

    Happy for Adam and all the fans that voted (I didn’t).

    I just love the happy, crazy vibe in this video and there is so much going on, never gets old!

  • soverymel

    YAY! I’m so happy to see Adam in that #1 spot. I really love the song, and the video makes me smile and laugh and wanna dance. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy to see the iTunes numbers rise a bit each time it gets played on VH1.

  • baebae

    I mentioned in the other thread, but I’ll give my YAY here too!

  • SunSister

    Smeggs, you do have friends like that….right here.

  • cary

    Always happy for good Adam news. Looks like the video does a good job promoting sales. I see they are playing it before the Idol concerts too which is also good exposure. Hoping for another big international hit for him.

  • Ashley

    Yay!
    I am so happy for him and all his fans :)
    He spreads the word of love and I love him for it.

  • JLM12

    Love, love, love this video. Adam knows how to party and have a blast!! I get tired of all the violent and misery in videos. I really think this one is well done and I like Eminems as well because he is trying to pull his life together and that is great. There is just something visually compelling about Adam Lambert that draws me into his videos.

  • JLM12

    Thanks by the way MJ’s blog for the great coverage of Adam’s career. I appreciate it because he is so talented and often does not get enough attention or credit in the US.

  • JOJOSIE

    Speaking of misery and violence they showed Maroon 5’s new one this morning and I am not liking it at all. To much violence even if it’s meant to be tongue in cheek I just felt it went too far. Adam’s is just fun.

  • Q3

    Very excited that IIHY is #1. Two #1 video is the most anyone had last year. [Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga and Rob Thomas all did it I believe. I may have missed a #1 video.] So I hope RCA give Adam the budget for one more FYE video and that it is released in time for the 2010 countdown. Sleepwalker would be nice! :)

    Too bad VH1 didn’t leave FYE on the ballot for the beginning of January. Then he could have had 3 now! [Just my guess that if FYE had more than 1 week it would have hit #1. It certainly did well on iTunes and online ratings/views.]

    JLM12:
    07/03/2010 at 5:50 pm

    Thanks by the way MJ’s blog for the great coverage of Adam’s career. I appreciate it because he is so talented and often does not get enough attention or credit in the US.

    I appreciate MJs coverage of Adam too. But lack of attention or credit in the US? Really? I think Adam gets a ton of press — and he got a lot of newspaper, magazine and TV coverage of the IIHY video in the US.

  • http://www.myspace.com/lauraoestrella Laury

    Yay!! Number one on VH1!! :) Finally this song is in the right path, I hope it becomes Adam second hit!

  • limi

    This is so exciting so again- Yay!!!! I think it’s especially gratifying when people are genuinely excited for someone’s success, I’d be happy for whose ever name is at the top of this thread, just a lot more excited that it’s Adam’s. There is room in the music business for every idol to be successful.
    I love this website because I can get the news about all past idols. Spread the love!!!! The message of IIHY THE #1 VIDEO ON VH1 YAY!!!!!!!!

  • shell29

    Congrats to Adam and his fans! I like the video, and the song has really grown on me. :)

  • hoosiermama

    Fun video for a fun song! Congrats to Adam!

  • birchtree

    I just want to de-lurk long enough to say congratulations to 1) Adam (great vid!) and to 2) his fans (great spirit!).

  • http://www.planetfierce.proboards.com/ CindyM

    Awwww

    GoCheeksGo
    Congrats @adamlambert for If I Had You reaching #1 on VH1! Right where it belongs! :D And thanks to everyone who helped put it there! Xoxo

  • http://www.planetfierce.proboards.com/ CindyM

    Awww again:

    jambajim Cuz he wore the right ‘mount of leather. [claps] RT @mjsbigblog Congrats to Adam Lambert. “If I Had You” is #1 on this week’s VH1 Countdown! about 10 hours ago via web

  • BestAI

    So I hope RCA give Adam the budget for one more FYE video and that it is released in time for the 2010 countdown. Sleepwalker would be nice!

    I’m wondering if IIHY vid didn’t cost Adam much because the Sony Dash was very prominant in the beginning of the video.

  • http://www.planetfierce.proboards.com/ CindyM

    Just a quick update… both Open House Party and Saturday Night Online have played If I Had You tonight!!!

  • cumulus

    What is that old saying?….better to keep your mouth closed and to thought a fool than to open it and remove all doubt?

    I know that quote well – my high school English teacher said it frequently!

    So happy to see IIHY at #1 on VH1!! That’s a quick jump, from 20 to 10 to 1!! Congrats, Adam!! I love the video. I voted for it, too. High fives, y’all! Let’s see how long we can keep it #1 everyone!

  • mr

    Yay Adam!!!!!!!

    Yay IIHY!!!!!!

    And I didn’t even vote this week!! Too much RL…

    But I will vote this week- to keep him up there!

    I was afraid about IIHY as a single, but it’s gaining popularity and I am really really happy!

  • emme

    I voted the first week but not the last two…so excited to see it jump up to #!. cool. Can’t wait for the Sleepwalker video, it is perfect for Fall/Winter….

  • asifclueless

    Congratulations!!! Adam and his fans.
    I didn’t vote because I couldn’t vote anything like this (got blocked from my country)

    But I’m always happy for Adam and very appreciate mj.

  • asifclueless

    HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!!!

    I guess a lot of people are off for their cook out and fireworks.
    My family went out boating and I found an excuse to stay home to be with someone I cannot mention the name. But not many people are here. I’m away from this blog for a while. Now time for catching up.

    Dear mj, I really appreciate whatever you’ve done with your blog. I really do. You’ve been criticised from both fans and non-fans of Adam. I have nothing but grateful to you and thank you very much. This is not a banter or brown nose or whateve peeps call. I’m honest. Again, thank you very much and HAVE A HAPPY 4TH OF JULY. :)

  • http://mjsbigblog.com/luvadamlamberts-american-idol-tour-2009-washington-dc-re-cap.htm luvadamlambert

    congrats BB!!!!!!! :D

    Happy 4th1

  • May

    Very excited that IIHY is #1. Two #1 video is the most anyone had last year. [Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga and Rob Thomas all did it I believe. I may have missed a #1 video.]

    David Cook too…His “Light On” Video was the first #1 video of 2009, then his CBTM hit #1. He only made two videos for his album, unfortunately. As for Kelly Clarkson, I think she may have had three #1s: My Life would Suck…., I do not Hook up and Already Gone. I suspect that Adam will get a 4th video from his album, however, so he’ll probably have a 3rd #1!

  • jonian

    No way. This is some more of that Sony/BMG/Viacom shove an artist down your throat even though that artist is not selling crap. It’s so funny that this supposed “Top 20″ is 90% Sony/BMG artists. Lame…

  • wendyness

    Congratulations Adam.