Another week, no more concerts to report. Everybody seems to be writing, in studio, or doing free concerts to promote their albums. But, we have a nearly daily number’s thread so here it is.

Update: Carrie Underwood now has 6 (SIX!) platinum selling singles. Country doesn’t tend to sell as many downloads as Pop (people tend to buy the albums), so that makes it even more impressive. Here is the list from Yahoo Chartwatch.

1. “Before He Cheats” 3.158M (3x plat)
2/ “Jesus, Take The Wheel” 1.783M
3. “Cowboy Casanova” 1.583M
4. “All-American Girl” 1.327M
5. “Undo It” 1.011M
6. “Last Name” 1.003

Here are some other articles that people might find interesting:

Nokia made a splash yesterday with it’s “Burning Oil Platform” memo. Is the music industry facing it’s own face-the-fire-or-jump dilema? Billboard

Defying conventional wisdom, Cee Lo’s 5 month old single reversed trends and became this week’s biggest radio gainer. How did Glee help give the song get program directors to give the song a second chance? Billlboard

 
  • Valentin432

    Glee songs are dominating the top 10 on itunes :
    # 1. Firework (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    # 2. Silly Love Songs (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    # 3. When I Get You Alone (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    # 7. Fat Bottomed Girls (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    # 8. Thriller / Heads Will Roll (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast
    # 9. P.Y.T. (Pretty Young Thing) [Glee Cast Version] – Glee Cast
    # 10. Bills, Bills, Bills (Glee Cast Version) – Glee Cast

  • windmills

    According to Yahoo Chartwatch Carrie’s got 6 singles that have sold more than a million downloads:

    Underwood’s six million-sellers are “Before He Cheats” (3,158,000), “Jesus, Take The Wheel” (1,783,000), “Cowboy Casanova” (1,583,000), “All-American Girl” (1,327,000), “Undo It” (1,011,000) and “Last Name” (1,003,000).

    So Small and Just A Dream were both over 900k the last time we got official numbers so they should be on deck to go platinum next.

    Meanwhile over on the country radio charts, Jason Aldean and Kelly’s duet is continuing to outgain Taylor’s Back To December and has a good chance of passing it this week unless there’s a push for Taylor’s song. DYWS is also going to pass Keith Urban’s Put You In A Song which has already peaked. It’s probably 2 weeks away from hitting top 5 country.

  • tripp_ncwy

    Mediabase (rolling)

    US
    AC
    3 2 DAUGHTRY September 1655 1652 3 11.612

    HAC

    26 30 LEE DEWYZE Sweet Serendipity 604 797 -193 1.438

    Country
    10 8 JASON ALDEAN/KELLY CLARKSON DYWS 4259 3938 321 31.787

    Top 40
    51 47 JENNIFER LOPEZ F/PITBULL On The Floor 467 293 174 3.529

    AAA
    47 45 CRYSTAL BOWERSOX Farmer’s Daughter 49 51 -2 0.112

    Urban
    49 27 JENNIFER HUDSON Where You At 719 366 353 4.145
    29 33 FANTASIA I’m Doin’ Me 543 653 -110 2.955

    Urban AC
    4 4 FANTASIA I’m Doin’ Me 1733 1677 56 11.908
    29 22 JENNIFER HUDSON Where You At 385 201 184 2.741

    Canadian
    Top 40
    37 32 JENNIFER LOPEZ F/PITBULL On The Floor 222 184 38 2.131

    HAC
    46 37 JENNIFER LOPEZ F/PITBULL On The Floor 142 105 37 1.519

    Main-AC
    9 13 DAUGHTRY September 187 215 -28 1.514
    26 28 ADAM LAMBERT If I Had You 87 92 -5 0.608

    Country
    11 5 JASON ALDEAN/KELLY CLARKSON DYWS 563 506 57 1.777

  • Tess

    I will never understand the “bad taste” that is consumerism. Why would anyone waste the money on Glee singles that are really bad imitations of the real thing rather than take a few moments to find the original Artists and download their versions. But after watching really bad movies sell hundreds of millions of tickets just because they are over hyped I shouldn’t be surprised…hell when I worked retail I watched hundreds of “pet rocks” fly off the shelves as well as mood rings and cabbage patch dolls.

  • sma11ie

    Carrie’s got 6 singles that have sold more than a million downloads

    What’s most amazing to me is that country is an album genre, not known for mega sales in singles… and of that list, only BHC had any significant pop airplay.

  • Eileen99

    WBMX (Boston HAC) tweeted last night about “Kris Allen’s new single AWM” with a link to their website where there’s a write-up on the song and a performance video. The tweet asked if they should start playing it.

  • Elliegrll

    What’s most amazing to me is that country is an album genre, not known for mega sales in singles… and of that list, only BHC had any significant pop airplay.

    I think she has a lot of fans, mainly because of AI and the success of Before He Cheats, who are fans of Carrie, but not fans of country music, so they are less likely to buy the whole album.

  • tierbee

    Why would anyone waste the money on Glee singles that are really bad imitations of the real thing rather than take a few moments to find the original Artists and download their versions.

    I am more likely to go download the original (that’s how I got “Bust Your Windows,” haha, man does my husband hate that song but I love it) — the only Glee song I’ve downloaded is the “Teenage Dream” one w/Darren Criss. I like it better than the original :)

  • Eileen99

    I will never understand the “bad taste” that is consumerism. Why would anyone waste the money on Glee singles that are really bad imitations of the real thing rather than take a few moments to find the original Artists and download their versions.

    LOL, well I guess I have “bad taste”. I think the show & songs are really fun, road-trip type songs. I don’t download them all, only the songs I really like, or happen to particularly like the Glee version. I love Need You Now, have the original, and also downloaded the Glee version. I agree w/ Tierbee that “Teenage Dream” is much better than Katy’s version (I downloaded that one, too). Love the cheesy Xmas CD, too.

  • Elliegrll

    It seems to me that if someone is a fan of Glee, that they wouldn’t think the songs are second rate and not fun, so why would they have a problem with paying for them?

  • sr4mjc

    Lea’s version of Firework is vocally much better than Katy’s, I may have to buy that one.

  • Trina

    I don’t even watch Glee but have heard snippets of some of the covers and ended up downloading a few because I liked it better than the original.

  • BootStar

    LOL, well I guess I have “bad taste”. I think the show & songs are really fun, road-trip type songs. I don’t download them all, only the songs I really like, or happen to particularly like the Glee version. I love Need You Now, have the original, and also downloaded the Glee version. I agree w/ Tierbee that “Teenage Dream” is much better than Katy’s version (I downloaded that one, too). Love the cheesy Xmas CD, too.

    Yeah, I’m another one with “bad taste.” Just because people bought the Glee version of a song doesn’t mean they don’t already own the original. Or maybe they just (God forbid!) *prefer* the Glee version. The songwriter still collects a royalty check, so to me it’s a win-win.

    And I guess it’s displaying “bad taste” to ever purchase any of the American Idol performances too, yet I’ve done that many times. To each his own.

  • Kirsten

    Lea’s version of Firework is vocally much better than Katy’s, I may have to buy that one.

    Oh, man. I hate the way Katy yelps through that song. Lea’s version made the song tolerable.

  • standtotheright

    And it’s not like Glee or AI are the only shows in the history of the universe to feature remakes of songs.

    The Battleme version of Hey Hey My My ended up on a Sons of Anarchy iTunes EP. It’s a fantastic arrangement, used well, and I think one could be a Neil Young fan and still want it.

  • BootStar

    The Battleme version of Hey Hey My My ended up on a Sons of Anarchy iTunes EP. It’s a fantastic arrangement, used well, and I think one could be a Neil Young fan and still want it.

    Absolutely. And the Joshua James version of “No Milk Today” is likewise awesome. I’m sure nobody in Herman’s Hermits is offended!

  • mmb

    I have never felt compelled to buy a glee version of a pop song, but I have downloaded several of their versions of standards or show tunes. Lea and chris’ happy days are here again/ come on get happy duet is terrific; Kristin chenoweths home and one less bell are great. And so on.,,.

  • sma11ie

    I hate the way Katy yelps through that song. Lea’s version made the song tolerable.

    That’s pretty much why I’m ACTUALLY considering downloading it. I think Katy’s a decent songwriter– yeah, her lyrics can be stupid, but they work in the context of her silly-ish pop songs– but her voice is just like nails on a chalkboard to me. I wouldn’t mind at all if Katy and Taylor just started writing songs for other female vocalists I enjoy… but until then, I might keep an eye out for Glee and/or Idol covers.

  • smeggingnuts

    Elliegrll:
    02/10/2011 at 10:51 am
    It seems to me that if someone is a fan of Glee, that they wouldn’t think the songs are second rate and not fun, so why would they have a problem with paying for them?

    hehe I find it alittle ironic that fans of a reality show with cheezy covers (which are sometimes/can be second rate) are complaining about another show that does the same thing but with more current songs.

    Like Elliegirl said fans of the show are going to like them same with idol fans of the show and or contestant are going to like their covers and buy them. Non fans are going to be scratching their heads going why would anyone want to guy such second rate karaoke covers when the originals are way better.

    hehe

  • tierbee

    There are plenty of covers that I like better than the original – sometimes the song has really great “bones” but I don’t like the vocals. So when someone else sings it with a voice that works better for me… well, that’s pretty much what happened with “Teenage Dream.” Katy Perry has some good songs, but her voice makes me sorta want to poke something into my ears :) I liked the Backbeats’ version of “Fireworks” from the Sing-Off and bought that. And maybe it’s some kind of musical blasphemy but I like Committed’s version of “Hold My Hand” better than the MJ/Akon one so bought that, too. I just haven’t liked a whole lot of the Glee stuff, I’m not really sure why. I don’t look down my nose at it, just don’t seem to like it enough to buy it most of the time. My music budget is very tiny so maybe that’s why… I have other stuff that I want more. Well, and the whole blew a lot of my budget on the Sing-Off music thing haha.

  • HotHotHot

    Adam’s Charity:water reached it’s goal of $290,000 . YAY!!!

  • Keel

    Adam’s Charity:water reached it’s goal of $290,000 . YAY!!!

    Well, I guess there’s a number in that post . . . that’s why it’s in this (numbers) thread? IDK. (Great job to his fans though!)