T’was the day before Christmas, when all through the charts, not a bullet was rising, not even for Kelly. Well, it just seems that way, Kelly does have bullets as do others, but Christmas songs are creating a drag on many a chart. We should return to non-Christmas songs starting on Wednesday, but then the stations will start with their yearly countdowns, so don’t expect to see the charts return to normal for another week.

Nevertheless, there were still three milestones this week.

Over on CAC, Jason Castro got what I seem to recall as his first top 10 song. “Gloria (Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” rises to 9th this week. Also on CAC is Mandisa. Her “Somebody’s Angel” achieved top 40 this week which givers her two songs in the top 40 in that format.

Finally, also reaching top 40 is Season 1 Voice contestant, Vicci Martinez. Her “Come Along” with her judge/mentor Cee Lo Green has moved into the top 40 on AAA. Phil Phillips continues to top the chart as he has done for several weeks now

HDD mentioned that they will be taking a few weeks off, so I imagine we will not see updates from them today (and if we do get updates, we should get the final chart today). Merry Christmas everybody!

Carly Rae Jepsen (CI):
“Call Me Maybe”: 21 AC (23)
“Good Time” with Owl City: 31 AC (32)

Carrie Underwood:
“Blown Away”: 35 HAC (34)
“Two Black Cadillacs”: ^18 Country (19)

Casey James:
“Crying on a Suitcase”: 20 Country (20)

Cher Lloyd (UK XF):
“Oath” featuring Becky G: 39 Pop (31)

Chris Mann:
“O Come All You Faithful”: 35 AC (35)

Jason Castro:
“Gloria (Hark! The Herald Angels Sing)”: ^9 CAC (12)
“Only a Mountain”: 40 CAC (29)

Jordin Sparks:
“Do You Hear What I Hear?”: 7 AC (6)

Kelly Clarkson:
“Catch My Breath”: ^12 HAC (12), 49 AC (42); ^21 Pop (18)
“Don’t Rush” f/Vince Gill: ^39 Country (38)
“I’ll Be Home For Christmas”: ^8 AC (9)
“Stronger”: 22 AC (20)

Mandisa:
“It’s Christmas”: ^3 CAC (2)
“Somebody’s Angel”: ^35 CAC (45)

Marcus Canty:
“Used By You”: ^48 Urban (49)

Olly Murs
“Troublemaker” f. Flo Rida: ^42 Pop (53)

One Direction (UK XF):
“Little Things”: ^18 Pop (19)
“What Makes You Beautiful”: 23 AC (24)

Phillip Phillips:
“Home”: 2 HAC (1); 14 AC (13); ^8 Pop (8); ^1 AAA (1), ALT 38 (35)

Vicci Martinez:
“Come Along” f. Cee Lo Green”: ^33 HAC (33), ^40 AAA (50)

Note: Numbers indicate position on the chart while numbers in brackets indicate the position on the chart the previous week. The “^” (aka “a bullet”) indicates that a song gained spins since last week

Adds listed on AllAccess:
Jan 8: Pop: Olly Murs “Troublemaker” f. Flo Rida

This is the daily numbers thread for Monday. Stats collected on Monday morning.

 
  • jpfan2

    Posted in the BB thread:

    “Official update:9 8 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Home 9023 8354 669 58.881
    Home gets a new peak #8 on POP (Mediabase) this week, after missing it just by a hair last week”

    The song got a meh update on Pop today but it could still have the mojo to make it to #7 on the CHR chart. No numbers until Thursday but I think Home sold 90-100K downloads last week and the P2 album should be in the same range.  Very, very good week for the S11 winner.

  • LongKissGoodnight

    Since we have a new thread, I decided to bring my post here.Official Sunday update:
    9 8 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Home 9023 8354 669 58.881

    Home gets a new peak #8 on POP (Mediabase) this week, after missing it just by a hair last week. 
     This
    song has a nerve-racking tendency to get to a new peak positions by
    Monday mornings, instead of Sunday evening, so we have to wait a whole
    week for official update.

    If everyone stick to current tendencies we can expect ‘One More
    Night’ and ‘Let Me Love You’, and possible Kesha’s ‘Die Young’ falling
    under Home by the end of the next week. 
    And ‘Beauty And A Beat’ and
    ‘I Knew You Were Trouble’ certain to jump ahead, with Pink’s ‘Try’
    likely moving at a breathing-down-the-neck distance.
    All in all I
    would say, unless it suffers too strong of year-end top 40 countdown
    effect, we can expect Home either to stick at it’s current position or
    move up a spot in the next week or two.

    ________________

    Monday update:

    8 8 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Home 8999 8444 555 59.098
    - 24 spins
    - 114 bullet
    + 0.217 audience

    Slight loses in bullet are expected due to year-end countdowns. Only the hottest song are immune to it.
    Of course Home is the oldest song on the chart with a positive bullet right now, so there is a possibility that even relatively mild freeze of POP chart can stop it in its tracks completely. But on the positive side it is still on top 10 on PoP, i-tunes and overall airplay, so I am hopefull that it can weather the freeze successfully and continue it’s ascend.

  • Jordana33

    I’m really happy about Vicci Martinez’ and Cee Lo’s Come Along getting a second chance on the charts. I really thought the song had died 4 months ago. If you haven’t listened to it, it’s a great song and has an inspiring theme (along the lines of Pink’s “Raise your glass”). It just needs the right exposure.

    Great to see Jason Castro back on the charts, although I wouldn’t mind seeing some more idols from season 7&8 (and maybe also 11) charting! I really don’t get the appeal of Cher Lloyd or Olly Murs…. sigh.

    I don’t know if anyone can answer this since we no longer get easy access to radio ads reports. Does anyone know if Juliet Simms has released her single “Wild Child” for ads? I think it would do well.   

  • tucker davis

    Can someone explain the basic differences in the Billboard rankings and the Itunes rankings? When I look up a particular song or album, they often have very different rankings on these two places. Is one more important than the other?

  • Anny_nanny

    I think the Billboard considers hard copies for albums and radio-play for singles. Itunes is the only digital download.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=579290324 Michael Bishop

    Did Melanie Amaro’s single chart anywhere?

  • getaway1

    No numbers until Thursday but I think Home sold 90-100K downloads last week and the P2 album should be in the same range. Very, very good week for the S11 winner.

    It actually has been a very, very good year for the S11 winner:)  Who would have thought back in May all this was going to happen.  Phil not only has the biggest selling song of any male Idol alum ever, he is also the youngest winner to have multiple writing credits on his debut CD.

  • Mateja Praznik

    HDD isn’t doing the usual weekly chart this week, but the posted this predictions for last week’s sales today.

    WHAT’S SELLING FOR CHRISTMAS: In lieu of a full
    chart, here is this week’s projected Top 20. Please expect a greater
    than usual margin of error.  The big winners? Not unexpectedly, Taylor Swift and One Direction top this week’s tally, with T.I. the leading debut.

    Taylor Swift (Big Machine) 285-290k
    One Direction (Syco/Columbia) 180-185k
    Bruno Mars (Atlantic) 165-170k*T. I. (Grand Hustle/Atlantic) 165-170kMichael Buble (Reprise) 135-140kRod Stewart (Verve) 110-115kPhillip Phillips (19/Interscope) 95-100kMumford & Sons (Glassnote) 95-100k*12/12/12: The Concert for Sandy Relief (Columbia) 80-85kAlicia Keys (RCA) 75-80kNow 44 (Capitol) 75-80kP!nk (RCA) 75-80kAdele (Columbia) 70-75kLady Antebellum (Capitol Nashville) 70-75kJustin Bieber (Island/IDJ) 70-75kEssential Now That’s What I Call Christmas (Capitol) 70-75kLittle Big Town (Capitol Nashville) 70-75kJason Aldean (Broken Bow) 70-75kLed Zeppelin (Atlantic) 65-70kRihanna (Def Jam/IDJ) 65-70kBlake Shelton (Warner Bros. Nashville) 65-70k

    *Debuts

    Other debuts:Blink-182 (Blink-182) 50-55kChief Keef (Interscope) 50-55kLes Miserables soundtrack (Republic) 40-45k (12/25a)

    http://www.hitsdailydouble.com/news/rumormill.cgi

  • heike hoffmann

     Its great to see Phillip holding so well compared with big stars like Rihanna or Alicia Keys, whose album-releases came in time or almost in time with his.

  • Anny_nanny

    “Did Melanie Amaro’s single chart anywhere?”

    I’m sorry, I can’t see Melanie anywhere. The last time she was on UAC in November, but with “Love Me Now”. Apparently her new single was not sent to radio.
    Itunes-1500 hasn’t her songs now too.

  • Kirsten

    the youngest winner to have multiple writing credits on his debut CD

    Not true. Kelly was only 20 when she won and released her debut album containing multiple writing credits for her.

  • elliegrll

    Can someone explain the basic differences in the Billboard rankings and the Itunes rankings? When I look up a particular song or album, they often have very different rankings on these two places. Is one more important than the other?

    Itunes shows us an ongoing ranking  of the songs or albums that are being sold by the Itunes online retailer.  There are hundreds of Billboard charts.  The Hot 100 is a ranking that uses a formula that takes into account the number of units sold, airplay, and online steaming to come up with the top songs of the week.  The digital songs chart shows the top selling digital downloads of the week as calculated by Soundscan.  They do the same for the number of albums sold, both digital and physical, which is the Billboard top 200 chart.

  • heike hoffmann

    Kelly had only co-write credits on her album.

  • tucker davis

    Thanks! That helps to understand what each means.

  • Anny_nanny

    “Chart News ?@chartnews 12-23-12
    WW sales: Phillip @Phillips, The World From The Side Of The Moon 73,000 (400,000 total).

    Chart News ?@chartnews 12-19-12
    US album sales: #7 Phillip @Phillips, The World From The Side Of The Moon 67,975 (377,056 total).

    Chart News ?@chartnews 12-19-12
    Billboard 200: Phillip @Phillips’ The World From the Side of the Moon climbs 9-7 (68,000 copies | 377,000 total). ”

    Tell me, why do I see the difference. What is “WW sales”?

  • LongKissGoodnight

    WW means world wide.
    So Phillip has sold ~23.000 outside of US (so far).
    I am guessing most of it is Canada.

  • Anny_nanny

    Thank you, I will know.

  • maymay

    iTunes Gift Card a little changes the iTunes chart but Home is still on the top 10 chart. Its sales should surge this week. If Taylor Swift`s single sells 500k, Home probably will sell 200k or more.