Monday Morning Mediabase Update: Feb 25-Mar 3

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Three Idols and the one set of X-Factorers make Monday Mediabase Milestones this week.

Carrie Underwood continues her drive to chart domination with “Two Black Cadillacs”. This is the Season 4 Idol winner’s third single from “Blown Away” to achieve top 5 in the Country format. The previous two went to number 1, can this one?

Next up is our latest Idol winner, Phil Phillip. While we bid adieu to his coronation song on HAC, his second single is making major moves. This week, “Gone, Gone, Gone” went top 15 on AAA. “Home” went to number one in that format.

The final Idol on our milestone watch list this week, is from Canadian Idol. Carly Rae Jepsen’s latest single (do we call it the third or the fourth?), “Tonight I’m Getting Over You” went top 50 on Pop. Her last single struggled, so are the program directors willing to give her another shot? Also this week, Carly Rae’s “Call Me Maybe” went recurrent on its last chart.

Finally, from UK X-Factor, One Direction has another top 20 song on their hands. “Kiss You” goes top 20 on Pop.

Carly Rae Jepsen (CI):
“Good Time” with Owl City: 12 AC (13)
“Tonight I’m Getting Over You”: ^49 Pop (57)

Carrie Underwood:
“Two Black Cadillacs”: ^3 Country (6)

Cassadee Pope
“Over You”: 39 AC (42)

Cher Lloyd:
“With Ur Love” f/Juicy J: ^34 Pop (34)

Chris Mann:
“Roads”: 46 AC (44)

Colton Dixon:
“You Are”: 15 CAC (15)

Fantasia:
“Lose To Win”: 11 UAC (11)

Kelly Clarkson:
“Catch My Breath”: ^5 HAC (5); ^4 AC (4); ^13 Pop (14)
“Don’t Rush” f/Vince Gill: ^28 Country (29)

Little Mix:
“Wings”: ^44 Pop (49)

Marcus Canty:
“Used By You”: 34 Urban (36)

Olly Murs (UK XF):
“Troublemaker” f Flo Rida: ^18 Pop (19); ^34 HAC (38)

One Direction (UK XF):
“Kiss You”: ^20 Pop (21)

Phillip Phillips:
“Gone, Gone, Gone”: ^12 AAA (17); ^22 HAC (26)
“Home”: 1 AC (1); 38 ALT (38)

Stefano:
“Yes to Love”: ^47 Pop (47)

Vicci Martinez:
“Come Along” f. Cee Lo Green”: ^21 HAC (24); 28 AAA (24)

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

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

 
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1638805698 Jason Scott

    Big Machine has royally screwed up the Country charts. TBC probably won’t get to #1 now, when it is a better song than half those out there right now. UGH

  • Joe Daniels

    I hope when Kelly Clarkson goes Country, it doesn’t mess her up. She’s a great pop artist.

  • http://twitter.com/bluinjewin Landon Cox

     She’s always had elements of country in her sound, mixed with blues, rock, and pop. She’s just showing another facet of her voice. She has always said the reason that she’s primarily a pop artist is that she can mix all of those influences without pigeon holing herself to one specific genre.

  • springboard2

    Mediabase Published Charts.
     

    LW    TW    ARTIST    TITLE    TWS    LWS    MOVE    AUD
    AAA:
     18     13    PHILLIP PHILLIPS    Gone, Gone, Gone    286    226    60    0.968
      R      R    PHILLIP PHILLIPS    Home    282    286    -4    1.301
     25     27    VICCI MARTINEZ    Come Along f/CeeLo Green    151    163    -12    0.722
    AC:
     1     1    PHILLIP PHILLIPS    Home    2106    2172    -66    16.086
     6     3    KELLY CLARKSON    Catch My Breath    1515    1389    126    11.969
      R      R    CARLY RAE JEPSEN    Call Me Maybe    1194    1219    -25    8.187
      R      R    KELLY CLARKSON    Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill ..    1125    1214    -89    9.039
      R      R    ONE DIRECTION    What Makes You Beautiful    832    787    45    6.1
      R      R    MAROON 5 F/CHRISTINA AGUILERA    Moves Like Jagger    642    584    58    5.208
     14     11    OWL CITY & CARLY RAE JEPSEN    Good Time    628    620    8    3.102
      R      R    KELLY CLARKSON    Mr. Know It All    489    501    -12    3.483
      R      R    JASON ALDEAN/KELLY CLARKSON    Don’t You Wanna Stay    230    228    2    1.267
     43     39    CASSADEE POPE    Over You    24    24    0    0
     44     46    CHRIS MANN    Roads    15    24    -9    0.017
    Alt:
     38     38    PHILLIP PHILLIPS    Home    180    193    -13    0.625
    Country:
     6     3    CARRIE UNDERWOOD    Two Black Cadillacs    6039    5450    589    46.834
      R      R    CARRIE UNDERWOOD    Blown Away    1549    1575    -26    12.49
     29     28    KELLY CLARKSON    Don’t Rush f/Vince Gill    1432    1273    159    10.275
      R      R    CASEY JAMES    Crying On A Suitcase    1388    2321    -933    11.167
      R      R    CARRIE UNDERWOOD    Good Girl    709    803    -94    6.358
    HAC:
     4     5    KELLY CLARKSON    Catch My Breath    4202    4160    42    31.499
      R      R    PHILLIP PHILLIPS    Home    2812    2893    -81    20.722
      R      R    KELLY CLARKSON    Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill ..    1152    1170    -18    9.25
      R      R    CARLY RAE JEPSEN    Call Me Maybe    1059    1081    -22    7.517
     24     21    VICCI MARTINEZ    Come Along f/CeeLo Green    1026    918    108    5.397
     26     23    PHILLIP PHILLIPS    Gone, Gone, Gone    960    641    319    5.231
      R      R    ONE DIRECTION    What Makes You Beautiful    957    931    26    7.443
      R      R    OWL CITY & CARLY RAE JEPSEN    Good Time    945    949    -4    8.029
      R      R    MAROON 5 F/CHRISTINA AGUILERA    Moves Like Jagger    538    551    -13    4.595
      R      R    KELLY CLARKSON    Mr. Know It All    423    446    -23    2.948
     38     34    OLLY MURS    Troublemaker f/Flo Rida    396    302    94    1.483
    POP:
     14     13    KELLY CLARKSON    Catch My Breath    6816    6543    273    44.231
     19     18    OLLY MURS    Troublemaker f/Flo Rida    4816    4689    127    32.981
     21     20    ONE DIRECTION    Kiss You    4333    4007    326    22.528
      R      R    PHILLIP PHILLIPS    Home    2310    2670    -360    16.618
      R      R    ONE DIRECTION    What Makes You Beautiful    1458    1495    -37    9.187
      R      R    OWL CITY & CARLY RAE JEPSEN    Good Time    1440    1364    76    8.669
      R      R    CARLY RAE JEPSEN    Call Me Maybe    1404    1533    -129    10.159
     34     34    CHER LLOYD    With Ur Love f/Juicy J    1384    1195    189    6.839
      R      R    KELLY CLARKSON    Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill ..    741    693    48    4.559
     48     47    STEFANO    Yes To Love    442    398    44    0.777
     58     49    CARLY RAE JEPSEN    Tonight I’m Getting Over You    401    180    221    1.055
    Urban:
     36     32    MARCUS CANTY    Used By You    577    566    11    1.544
    Urban AC:
     11     11    FANTASIA    Lose To Win    810    766    44    5.632
    Canada-AlternativeRock:
     41     36    PHILLIP PHILLIPS    Home    55    55    0    0.156
    Canada-Country:
     6     4    CARRIE UNDERWOOD    Two Black Cadillacs    793    763    30    2.426
      R      R    CARRIE UNDERWOOD    Blown Away    179    179    0    0.715
      R      R    CARRIE UNDERWOOD    Good Girl    99    110    -11    0.419
    Canada-Hot AC:
     7     11    KELLY CLARKSON    Catch My Breath    751    858    -107    2.112
     8     12    PHILLIP PHILLIPS    Home    729    786    -57    2.589
     22     20    OLLY MURS    Troublemaker f/Flo Rida    555    513    42    2.24
      R      R    HEDLEY    Kiss You Inside Out    300    367    -67    1.645
      R      R    CARLY RAE JEPSEN    Call Me Maybe    294    308    -14    1.314
      R      R    OWL CITY & CARLY RAE JEPSEN    Good Time    288    297    -9    1.03
     38     36    ONE DIRECTION    Kiss You    233    201    32    0.916
      R      R    KELLY CLARKSON    Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill ..    212    223    -11    0.94
      R      R    CARLY RAE JEPSEN    Curiosity    152    152    0    0.502
      R      R    HEDLEY    Invincible f/P Reign    149    122    27    0.417
      R      R    HEDLEY    One Life    148    153    -5    0.434
      R      R    MAROON 5 F/CHRISTINA AGUILERA    Moves Like Jagger    141    135    6    0.538
    Canada-Main AC:
     2     1    PHILLIP PHILLIPS    Home    399    383    16    3.076
     4     6    KELLY CLARKSON    Catch My Breath    280    282    -2    1.779
      R      R    HEDLEY    Kiss You Inside Out    255    266    -11    2.493
      R      R    CARLY RAE JEPSEN    Call Me Maybe    179    187    -8    1.971

      R      R    OWL CITY & CARLY RAE JEPSEN    Good Time    172    181    -9    1.327
      R      R    ONE DIRECTION    What Makes You Beautiful    147    155    -8    1.124
      R      R    KELLY CLARKSON    Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill ..    146    129    17    1.264
      R      R    CARLY RAE JEPSEN    Curiosity    93    100    -7    1.077
      R      R    MAROON 5 F/CHRISTINA AGUILERA    Moves Like Jagger    83    99    -16    0.996
    Canada-Top 40:
     14     13    OLLY MURS    Troublemaker f/Flo Rida    908    857    51    4.32
     29     26    ONE DIRECTION    Kiss You    438    439    -1    1.734
      R      R    HEDLEY    Kiss You Inside Out    351    374    -23    1.918
     33     32    KELLY CLARKSON    Catch My Breath    343    344    -1    1.633
      R      R    PHILLIP PHILLIPS    Home    300    357    -57    2.019
      R      R    CARLY RAE JEPSEN    Call Me Maybe    265    269    -4    1.261
      R      R    OWL CITY & CARLY RAE JEPSEN    Good Time    130    132    -2    0.652
    SmoothJazz:
      R      R    CASEY ABRAMS    Simple Life    23    18    5    0.195
    Christian AC:
     15     15    COLTON DIXON    You Are    653    658    -5    2.52
      R      R    MANDISA    Stronger    392    401    -9    2.167
      R      R    JASON CASTRO    Only A Mountain    315    295    20    0.825
      R      R    MANDISA    Good Morning f/ TobyMac    243    247    -4    1.1
     67     49    OWL CITY & CARLY RAE JEPSEN    Good Time    43    25    18    0.129
    Spanish Contemporary:
     58     44    OLLY MURS    Troublemaker f/Flo Rida    98    78    20    2.342
     

  • springboard2

    Mediabase – Monday update:
     
    AAA:
    17  12  PHILLIP PHILLIPS  Gone, Gone, Gone  295  232  63  0.992
    +9  Spins
    +3  Bullet
    +0.024  AI
    24  28  VICCI MARTINEZ  Come Along f/CeeLo Green  148  162  -14  0.684
    -3  Spins
    -2  Bullet
    -0.038  AI
    AC:
    1  1  PHILLIP PHILLIPS  Home  2128  2166  -38  16.235
    +22  Spins
    +28  Bullet
    +0.149  AI
    4  4  KELLY CLARKSON  Catch My Breath  1461  1450  11  11.892
    -54  Spins
    -115  Bullet
    -0.077  AI
    13  12  OWL CITY & CARLY RAE JEPSEN  Good Time  602  649  -47  3.075
    -26  Spins
    -55  Bullet
    -0.027  AI
    42  39  CASSADEE POPE  Over You  24  24  0  0
    0  Spins
    0  Bullet
    0  AI
    44  46  CHRIS MANN  Roads  15  22  -7  0.016
    0  Spins
    +2  Bullet
    -0.001  AI
    Alt:
    38  38  PHILLIP PHILLIPS  Home  183  188  -5  0.643
    +3  Spins
    +8  Bullet
    +0.018  AI
    Country:
    6  3  CARRIE UNDERWOOD  Two Black Cadillacs  6124  5471  653  47.482
    +85  Spins
    +64  Bullet
    +0.648  AI
    29  28  KELLY CLARKSON  Don’t Rush f/Vince Gill  1503  1280  223  10.619
    +71  Spins
    +64  Bullet
    +0.344  AI
    HAC:
    5  5  KELLY CLARKSON  Catch My Breath  4194  4166  28  31.619
    -8  Spins
    -14  Bullet
    +0.12  AI
    24  21  VICCI MARTINEZ  Come Along f/CeeLo Green  1030  941  89  5.171
    +4  Spins
    -19  Bullet
    -0.226  AI
    26  22  PHILLIP PHILLIPS  Gone, Gone, Gone  1000  696  304  5.331
    +40  Spins
    -15  Bullet
    +0.1  AI
    38  34  OLLY MURS  Troublemaker f/Flo Rida  416  310  106  1.498
    +20  Spins
    +12  Bullet
    +0.015  AI
    POP:
    14  13  KELLY CLARKSON  Catch My Breath  6818  6579  239  44.272
    +2  Spins
    -34  Bullet
    +0.041  AI
    19  18  OLLY MURS  Troublemaker f/Flo Rida  4800  4736  64  32.741
    -16  Spins
    -63  Bullet
    -0.24  AI
    21  20  ONE DIRECTION  Kiss You  4430  4075  355  22.867
    +97  Spins
    +29  Bullet
    +0.339  AI
    34  34  CHER LLOYD  With Ur Love f/Juicy J  1409  1243  166  7.147
    +25  Spins
    -23  Bullet
    +0.308  AI
    47  47  STEFANO  Yes To Love  455  403  52  0.798
    +13  Spins
    +8  Bullet
    +0.021  AI
    57  49  CARLY RAE JEPSEN  Tonight I’m Getting Over You  425  214  211  1.174
    +24  Spins
    -10  Bullet
    +0.119  AI
    Urban:
    36  34  MARCUS CANTY  Used By You  556  571  -15  1.499
    -21  Spins
    -26  Bullet
    -0.045  AI
    Urban AC:
    11  11  FANTASIA  Lose To Win  805  820  -15  5.635
    -5  Spins
    -59  Bullet
    +0.003  AI
    Canada-AlternativeRock:
    43  39  PHILLIP PHILLIPS  Home  52  55  -3  0.146
    -3  Spins
    -3  Bullet
    -0.01  AI
    Canada-Country:
    6  5  CARRIE UNDERWOOD  Two Black Cadillacs  793  768  25  2.45
    0  Spins
    -5  Bullet
    +0.024  AI
    Canada-Hot AC:
    7  11  KELLY CLARKSON  Catch My Breath  741  841  -100  2.093
    -10  Spins
    +7  Bullet
    -0.019  AI
    10  13  PHILLIP PHILLIPS  Home  715  778  -63  2.556
    -14  Spins
    -6  Bullet
    -0.033  AI
    22  20  OLLY MURS  Troublemaker f/Flo Rida  559  512  47  2.291
    +4  Spins
    +5  Bullet
    +0.051  AI
    39  37  ONE DIRECTION  Kiss You  236  206  30  0.918
    +3  Spins
    -2  Bullet
    +0.002  AI
    Canada-Main AC:
    2  1  PHILLIP PHILLIPS  Home  400  379  21  3.134
    +1  Spins
    +5  Bullet
    +0.058  AI
    4  6  KELLY CLARKSON  Catch My Breath  286  282  4  1.838
    +6  Spins
    +6  Bullet
    +0.059  AI
    Canada-Top 40:
    14  13  OLLY MURS  Troublemaker f/Flo Rida  914  865  49  4.354
    +6  Spins
    -2  Bullet
    +0.034  AI
    29  26  ONE DIRECTION  Kiss You  435  450  -15  1.755
    -3  Spins
    -14  Bullet
    +0.021  AI
    33  33  KELLY CLARKSON  Catch My Breath  333  347  -14  1.575
    -10  Spins
    -13  Bullet
    -0.058  AI
    Christian AC:
    15  15  COLTON DIXON  You Are  651  659  -8  2.53
    -2  Spins
    -3  Bullet
    +0.01  AI
    Spanish Contemporary:
    58  44  OLLY MURS  Troublemaker f/Flo Rida  100  77  23  2.382
    +2  Spins
    +3  Bullet
    +0.04  AI

  • springboard2

    3/4/2013 – Itunes Top 1500 Singles and Albums (from LivePopBars)
     
    Singles
    17. Olly Murs – Troublemaker (feat. Flo Rida)
    32. Kelly Clarkson – Catch My Breath
    43. Phillip Phillips – Home
    48. One Direction – One Way or Another (Teenage Kicks)
    49. Carrie Underwood – Two Black Cadillacs
    59. One Direction – Kiss You
    80. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
    87. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
    109. Phillip Phillips – Gone, Gone, Gone
    118. One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
    123. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)
    143. One Direction – Little Things
    170. Cher Lloyd – Want U Back
    183. Christina Aguilera – Just a Fool (with Blake Shelton)
    198. Carrie Underwood – Good Girl
    199. Owl City & Carly Rae Jepsen – Good Time
    200. Kelly Clarkson – Don’t Rush (feat. Vince Gill)
    206. Cher Lloyd – With Ur Love
    214. One Direction – Live While We’re Young
    261. Vicci Martinez & Cee Lo Green – Come Along
    265. Cher Lloyd – Oath (feat. Becky G)
    279. One Direction – Kiss You
    281. One Direction – One Thing
    285. Casey James – Crying On a Suitcase
    292. Christina Aguilera & Blake Shelton – Just a Fool
    363. Carrie Underwood – Before He Cheats
    372. One Direction – Rock Me
    438. Carly Rae Jepsen – Tonight I’m Getting Over You
    485. One Direction – She’s Not Afraid
    502. Colton Dixon – You Are
    533. Kelly Clarkson – Dark Side
    557. One Direction – Nobody Compares
    585. Mandisa & tobyMac – Good Morning (feat. TobyMac)
    605. Kelly Clarkson – Since U Been Gone
    612. Carrie Underwood – Jesus, Take the Wheel
    642. One Direction – They Don’t Know About Us
    656. Carly Rae Jepsen – This Kiss
    657. One Direction – Heart Attack
    669. Carrie Underwood – Cowboy Casanova
    674. Christina Aguilera – Your Body
    795. One Direction – Still the One
    818. Kelly Clarkson – Mr. Know It All
    902. Carrie Underwood – Undo It
    914. Christina Aguilera – Beautiful
    952. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
    962. Cher Lloyd – Swagger Jagger
    1002. Kelly Clarkson – Breakaway
    1003. One Direction – Up All Night
    1020. One Direction – Little Things
    1032. Christina Aguilera – Fighter
    1045. Olly Murs – Heart Skips a Beat (feat. Chiddy Bang)
    1072. One Direction – Loved You First
    1085. One Direction – Moments
    1098. Carrie Underwood – All-American Girl
    1140. Kelly Clarkson – Because of You
    1177. Carrie Underwood – How Great Thou Art
    1304. Carrie Underwood – Temporary Home
    1348. One Direction – I Would
    1349. Carly Rae Jepsen – Sweetie
    1405. Mandisa – Stronger

     
    Albums
    58. Carrie Underwood – Blown Away
    60. Phillip Phillips – The World from the Side of the Moon (Deluxe)
    66. One Direction – Take Me Home (Yearbook Edition)
    72. One Direction – Take Me Home
    86. Kelly Clarkson – Greatest Hits – Chapter One
    94. One Direction – Up All Night (Deluxe Version)
    203. Cher Lloyd – Sticks & Stones
    204. Colton Dixon – A Messenger
    283. One Direction – Up All Night
    306. Phillip Phillips – The World from the Side of the Moon
    341. Kelly Clarkson – Stronger (Deluxe Version)
    498. Christina Aguilera – Lotus (Deluxe Version)
    621. Pentatonix – PTX, Vol. 1
    624. Mandisa – What If We Were Real
    627. Carly Rae Jepsen – Kiss (Deluxe Version)
    673. Daughtry – Daughtry
    774. Chris Mann – Roads
    909. Carrie Underwood – Some Hearts
    947. Scotty McCreery – Clear As Day
    1066. Kelly Clarkson – Breakaway
    1108. Carrie Underwood – Carnival Ride
    1109. Carrie Underwood – Play On
    1127. Daughtry – Break the Spell (Deluxe Version)
    1270. Olly Murs – Right Place Right Time (Deluxe Version)
    1310. Christina Aguilera – Stripped
     

  • windmills

    The Big Machine push for Taylor was ridiculous but, let’s not forget the Capitol Nashville push for Dierks (which ironically could screw over his labelmate Little Big Town from getting to #1 with Tornado) and the Arista Nashville push for Brad’s Southern Comfort Zone (which I actually like) also helped clog up the charts with songs kept alive 2 or 3 weeks past their peak. 
    As far Two Black Cadillacs getting to #1, it’s premature for panic & despair. 2BC actually had a good week at Mediabase and it was outgaining the songs directly behind it in spins through Wednesday afternoon according to Billboard. People should wait to see A) how Mediabase gains translated to Billboard and B) how the updates later this week look. 

    That being said, since the Taylor push was especially entertaining, let’s break that down a little.

    Anatomy of a Big Machine Taylor Swift Chartjack:After moving pretty slowly up the charts for months, Taylor’s Begin Again looked like it was peaking at the end of January. Here are some sample Mediabase updates from that time:1/25 -32 spins, -167k AIs1/26 +1 spin, -154k AIs1/27+61 spins, +438k AIs1/28 +4 spins, +13k AIs1/29 -31 spins, -243k AIs1/30 +16 spins, -194k AIsAt the time, Begin Again was #7 Mediabase/Aircheck and #8 Billboard.On the charts that came out 2/4, Begin Again lost its bullet on both the Aircheck Activator and Billboard Indicator small market charts, which is usually a precursor to a song peaking on the main charts. The same week, Begin Again was stuck at #7 MB/Aircheck and #8 Billboard because Little Big Town’s Tornado (which had been looking stronger for weeks and was selling more) passed. But despite continuing to lose spins on the small market charts, Begin Again began to gain again on the main charts! Gee, I wonder how that happened? It’s not like it suddenly became more popular: Begin Again was #31 on the Billboard country downloads chart for the week ending 2/9, down from #25. In the 2/11 Billboard Country Update and Country Aircheck there were full page ads begging country radio to “power up” Begin Again into the t5. Sure enough, it kept on gaining and actually repassed Little Big Town on Mediabase/Aircheck (not Billboard). The LOLziness kicked into high gear on 2/18. At the time, The Band Perry was finishing its 2nd week at Billboard #1 and a week at Mediabase #1, Tim McGraw was at #2 and poised to take over #1 on both charts, and Taylor was at #3 Mediabase and #4 Billboard. This is important because all 3 acts are part of Big Machine Label Group (The Band Perry through Republic Nashville and Tim and Taylor are both part of Big Machine). This is important because of who had control at the top of the charts. Let’s look at the daily updates starting 2/18:2/18Tim (#2, 6654 spins, 52.740 million AIs): +47 spins, +666kTaylor (#3, 5741 spins, 46.688 million AIs): +150 spins, +1.191 millionNote the big gap in spins and AIs between Tim & Taylor. Also note that 100+ spin updates are common in pop but highly unusual in country)2/19Tim (#1, 6698 spins, 53.066 million AIs): +44 spins, 316kTaylor (#3, 5853 spins, 47.436 million AIs): +112 spins, +748k2/20Tim (#1, 6751 spins, 53.495 million AIs): +53 spins, +429kTaylor (#3, 5953 spins, 47.740 million AIs): +100 spins, +304k 2/21Tim (#1, 6763 spins, 53.621 million AIs): +12 spins, +126kTaylor (#3, 6084 spins, 48.371 million AIs): +131 spins, +631k2/22Tim (#1, 6756 spins, 53.493 million AIs): -7 spins, -128kTaylor (#3, 6190 spins, 49.049 million AIs): +109 spins, +678k2/23Tim (#1, 6736 spins, 53.256 million AIs): -20 spins, -237kTaylor (#2, 6274 spins, 49.382 million AIs): +84 spins, +333k2/24 (look carefully at this one!)Taylor (#1 (?!), 6441 spins, 50.347 million AIs): +167 spins, +965kTim (#2, 6665 spins, 52.684 million AIs): -71 spins, -572k AIs2/24 was the official last day for the Aircheck chart. Ain’t it convenient how Tim started losing spins just in time for Taylor to grab that #1 even though Tim was still way ahead in spins and AIs? By the way, Begin Again peaked at #3 Billboard that same week and Tim was #1 Billboard anyway. Now maybe you’re thinking, maybe Tim McGraw’s song was peaking and that opened up a window for Taylor. But no! Look at what happened to Tim’s song the last few days of this past week as the last few days of the Taylor push week fell off!Tim’s updates2/28 +35 spins, +609k3/1 +23 spins, +307k3/2 +88 spins, +719k3/3 +97 spins, +889kMeanwhile Begin Again is down by 2204 spins and 14.106 million AIs in a week and will go recurrent on Billboard because it will fall out of the t10. Yeah, Big Machine took spins from Tim and gave them to Taylor last week to engineer a #1 for her for a song that was peaking at #7/#8. 

  • LongKissGoodnight

    Windmills, thank you for such detailed explanation!
    I meant to ask you for a while, about this 1-2 weeks organized rallies to push a certain song into a peak position it obviously could not achieve under normal circumstances. And though Big Machine is probably one of the biggest offenders pretty much everyone seems to do it.

    My question is this, if charts are mainly created for radio, so that radio people could gather what is popular nation wide, and at the same time this tactics are so obvious and transparent, what king of validity the result holds?
    I mean, I just wonder what goes throw the mind of average PD, when today they are bombarded with “Hey, everybody! Let’s get song X into top 5!” adds and a month later, this questionable achievement is presented as a selling point “Y! follow up to the top 5 hit X! Play it!”

    And it’s not even that I am radically against it… Is it cheating when everybody does it? (Plus, my favorites had benefited too.)
    But the whole practice seems like a snake biting it’s own tale kind of situation.
    So, I guess I am puzzled.
     

  • jpfan2

    HDD (about 32% of info in)
     
     1 BRUNO MARS ATLANTIC 13,119 UNORTHODOX JUKEBOX

    34 24 PHILLIP PHILLIPS 19/INTERSCOPE 3,500 WORLD FROM THE SIDE OF THE MOON
    37 25 KELLY CLARKSON 19/RCA 3,449 GREATEST HITS – CHAPTER 1
    33 30 CARRIE UNDERWOOD 19/ARISTA NASHVILLE 3,196 BLOWN AWAY

  • Lobilobi

    looks like TWFTSOTM will sell another 12K
    do you think the album will go platinium ?

  • windmills

    LongKissGoodnight: I meant to ask you for a while, about this 1-2 weeks organized rallies to push a certain song into a peak position it obviously could not achieve under normal circumstances. And though Big Machine is probably one of the worst offenders pretty much everyone seems to do it.

    My question is this, if charts are mainly created for radio, so that radio people could gather what is popular nation wide, and at the same time this tactics are so obvious and transparent, what king of validity the results hold?

    That’s a great point and I totally agree about how this affects the validity of the chart results. I look at it like this: not all chart peaks are created equal and so it takes a deeper dive into the charts to figure out which peaks are legit and which ones are manufactured. 

    Songs that are selling well, getting good callout, and basically seeing a smooth ride up the charts, those are legitimate #1 hits. Maybe it takes an extra nudge the week they’re #2 to make sure they get that #1. I don’t have as much of a problem there. Sometimes the push is needed because there was a logjam that screwed up the natural timing for the song. In this case, the push is often just a bunch of promotional interviews on syndicated shows and not a big deal. There isn’t a deliberate sacrificing of spins for 1 label act and it isn’t a situation where a song’s being kept alive for weeks after it should’ve peaked.

    With Begin Again, it’s a perfect storm of a song that wasn’t even in the t25 of country downloads and hadn’t been in the t20 of country downloads in a while, had mixed feedback from radio listeners, clear signs of an airplay peak, clear signs of spins being taken from a labelmate to rig insane gains, and the gaming of the MB formula for country because even with the insane gains, Begin Again was still not #1 in MB spins or AI. 

    Radio has lots of imperfections: sometimes it’s slower to catch onto a hit song (see: P2, Home). Not all promo is chart-rigging. There’s actually a legit logic behind the changes Billboard recently made to its genre charts, even though the execution of the changes was a fail because of a few key errors (mainly as far as how to classify certain songs, but also counting crossover airplay on genre charts). Counting sales, youtube views, and streams to loosen radio’s control over the definition of a hit is actually a good thing in principle. Label staffs using that data to encourage radio to play a song more is fine. But, that data wasn’t there in Begin Again’s case: this was a clear attempt to rig a #1 for a song that didn’t even belong in the t5. 

    LongKissGoodnight: I mean, I just wonder what goes throw the mind of average PD, when today they are bombarded with “Hey, everybody! Let’s get song X into top 5!” adds and a month later, this questionable achievement is presented as a selling point “Y! follow up to the top 5 hit X! Play it!”

    ITA. In Taylor’s case, maybe it’s to send a message that she hasn’t lost her momentum in country despite We Are Never Ever Like Whatever not making the t10 and releasing a 95% pop album. I don’t feel like radio’s going to be too fooled by it but some of the public might be. Even if radio isn’t fooled, some of them went along with the rigging so they probably wanted to keep the business with Big Machine/Taylor alive :

    The worst thing about the whole thing is there are actually newbie acts who’ve been affected. If Taylor had peaked when she was supposed to, Kacey Musgraves would have a Billboard t10 hit by now with her debut single to match her Mediabase t10 hit. If Brad, Dierks, and Taylor had peaked when they were supposed to, CaseyJ may have had his 1st t10 hit with Crying On A Suitcase (though that song hasn’t really sold like a t10 hit). Big milestones and maybe that would make things easier for their next singles.

  • windmills

    LongKissGoodnight: I meant to ask you for a while, about this 1-2 weeks organized rallies to push a certain song into a peak position it obviously could not achieve under normal circumstances. And though Big Machine is probably one of the worst offenders pretty much everyone seems to do it.

    My question is this, if charts are mainly created for radio, so that radio people could gather what is popular nation wide, and at the same time this tactics are so obvious and transparent, what king of validity the results hold?

    That’s a great point and I totally agree about how this affects the validity of the chart results. I look at it like this: not all chart peaks are created equal and so it takes a deeper dive into the charts to figure out which peaks are legit and which ones are manufactured. 

    Songs that are selling well, getting good callout, and basically seeing a smooth ride up the charts, those are legitimate #1 hits. Maybe it takes an extra nudge the week they’re #2 to make sure they get that #1. I don’t have as much of a problem there. Sometimes the push is needed because there was a logjam that screwed up the natural timing for the song. In this case, the push is often just a bunch of promotional interviews on syndicated shows and not a big deal. There isn’t a deliberate sacrificing of spins for 1 label act and it isn’t a situation where a song’s being kept alive for weeks after it should’ve peaked.

    With Begin Again, it’s a perfect storm of a song that wasn’t even in the t25 of country downloads and hadn’t been in the t20 of country downloads in a while, had mixed feedback from radio listeners, clear signs of an airplay peak, clear signs of spins being taken from a labelmate to rig insane gains, and the gaming of the MB formula for country because even with the insane gains, Begin Again was still not #1 in MB spins or AI. 

    Radio has lots of imperfections: sometimes it’s slower to catch onto a hit song (see: P2, Home). Not all promo is chart-rigging. There’s actually a legit logic behind the changes Billboard recently made to its genre charts, even though the execution of the changes was a fail because of a few key errors (mainly as far as how to classify certain songs, but also counting crossover airplay on genre charts). Counting sales, youtube views, and streams to loosen radio’s control over the definition of a hit is actually a good thing in principle. Label staffs using that data to encourage radio to play a song more is fine. But, that data wasn’t there in Begin Again’s case: this was a clear attempt to rig a #1 for a song that didn’t even belong in the t5. 

    LongKissGoodnight: I mean, I just wonder what goes throw the mind of average PD, when today they are bombarded with “Hey, everybody! Let’s get song X into top 5!” adds and a month later, this questionable achievement is presented as a selling point “Y! follow up to the top 5 hit X! Play it!”

    ITA. In Taylor’s case, maybe it’s to send a message that she hasn’t lost her momentum in country despite We Are Never Ever Like Whatever not making the t10 and releasing a 95% pop album. I don’t feel like radio’s going to be too fooled by it but some of the public might be. Even if radio isn’t fooled, some of them went along with the rigging so they probably wanted to keep the business with Big Machine/Taylor alive :

    The worst thing about the whole thing is there are actually newbie acts who’ve been affected. If Taylor had peaked when she was supposed to, Kacey Musgraves would have a Billboard t10 hit by now with her debut single to match her Mediabase t10 hit. If Brad, Dierks, and Taylor had peaked when they were supposed to, CaseyJ may have had his 1st t10 hit with Crying On A Suitcase (though that song hasn’t really sold like a t10 hit). Big milestones and maybe that would make things easier for their next singles.

  • girlygirltoo

    I haven’t looked at All-Access to see how far away GGG is from #10 on the AAA chart, but somehow I have a feeling it will be in the Top 10 by the time the next published chart comes out. May take a little while longer to crack Top 20 on HAC

  • jpfan2

    It’s really hard to assume anything from HDD early numbers. All anyone knows for sure is that P2 sold at least 3500 albums this week.  Selling another 250K albums isn’t going to be easy unless GGG turns into another huge hit like Home.

  • girlygirltoo

    it might eventually, but it’s almost 300K away from platinum, right? So if it does, it probably won’t be until late 2013 at the earliest (barring any sort of big boost in sales, of course)

  • MargieIdol

    Windmills, Maybe I’m missing something but how does Big Machine actually force the stations to do this with such exact timing? I can see getting one station or group of stations to go along but all/most of them? I get the idea of a push but how do they turn it into a shove? Thanks.

  • girlygirltoo

    I’m not Windmills but I can tell you what A&R and promo people have told me. A record label might have multiple artists with singles getting released at the same time, but they will push to radio the artist who is more likely to end up with the better album sales by getting radio play, no matter which single the label might actually think is better/more radio friendly. The bigger the artist, the bigger the push (generally), as well. They will promise radio stations things like in-person concerts by artist xyz that the station can sponsor and other things that you could call payola but are legal since it doesn’t involve money actually changing hands.

    And artists can get deals with a whole group of radio stations. Taylor Swift’s label brokered her a deal with the entire Clear Channel network to spin her single every hour. Many other big name artists have gotten the same deal over the past year or so. Clear Channel will do things like that to keep good relationships with the big artists and their management/labels, and again, in return, they will get some sort of “legal” payola.

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    More than a bit bothered by the machinations described above, but here’s another question…where do they go from here with Taylor’s album?  At least(?) Begin Again didn’t sound completely ridiculous on a country station…but after this, I don’t believe there’s one other song on her album that would work…

    Just let her go, people.

  • Mateja Praznik

    “”22″ is already climbing on CHR format.

  • girlygirltoo

    Another solid adds day for GGG, with 16 new adds (13 HAC, 2 Triple A, 1 Canada CHR), including 2 HAC stations in Top 5 markets (Dallas, San Francisco)

  • http://www.facebook.com/jenny.williams.391 Jenny Williams
  • certain1

     But why only put the onus on Taylor when there are many that feel the same way about alot of songs on the  march to #1 that country radio takes. Many the article has been written about the way the songs stand in line to be #1 and quickly die off. I am not a big fan of Taylors’ but I dont find her songs any less country than Carrie (who’s chartoppers have not all been stellar) or Lady A nor any less deserving to be #1.

    If your song gets to #1 its because your label is working for your, which is what they are supposed to do and because of the nature of Country radio very few songs last more than 2 weeks deservedly or not which makes them completely different than in of the other radio genres where a song .

    Big Machine has some of the biggest acts so they are going to get more opportunities to get songs to the top spot.

  • windmills

    Lexie O’Neill:
    More than a bit bothered by the machinations described above, but here’s another question…where do they go from here with Taylor’s album?  At least(?) Begin Again didn’t sound completely ridiculous on a country station…but after this, I don’t believe there’s one other song on her album that would work…

    Just let her go, people.

    There’s a rumor Big Machine will let the Tim/Taylor duet from Tim’s album be Taylor’s only presence at country radio now. Sounds too good to be true but, there isn’t an ad for a new Taylor single in the new Billboard Country Update or Aircheck tonight and the only Taylor song added anywhere by country radio was 1 stray station that autoadded I Knew You Were Trouble (LOL).

    It makes sense in that ever since her album came out, country PDs have been openly skeptical in the media about how any singles would do at country radio. IMO All Too Well is really the only possibility, not because it’s country but because it’s a song that makes non-fans like me acknowledge how Taylor’s got something as a songwriter, at least when she’s writing with Liz Rose. But, even if they just stick with the Tim/Taylor duet for now, I expect there to be a Red re-release later this year with 1 or 2 more singles they’ll aim to country, and of course a single or 2 aimed at pop, probably about Harry Styles :p

     

    certain1:  But why only put the onus on Taylor when there are many that feel the same way about alot of songs on the  march to #1 that country radio takes. Many the article has been written about the way the songs stand in line to be #1 and quickly die off.

    I already addressed this point somewhat. There’s a difference between the common little nudges that songs that are already “acting” like #1 hits through their sales, listener feedback, and airplay activity get to move from #2/#3 to #1 and what happened with Begin Again, which is why I laid out the specifics. It wasn’t in the t30 country downloads and hasn’t been in the t20 of country downloads in a couple months, the feedback was mixed, and it was clear from the small market charts (which don’t get messed with as much) that it was meant to peak a couple weeks ago around #7/#8. And, Taylor’s songs are known for epic pushes followed by epic crashes & burns, much more so than any other person who gets country radio play.

    That being said, my original post mentioned Brad and Dierks getting pushes. I went back and checked. Brad’s Southern Comfort Zone did temporarily lose its Aircheck Activator bullet on 1/28 but not its Billboard Indicator bullet. It eventually lost its Indicator bullet 2/11 which is the same week it peaked on the main chart. The difference is SCZ peaked at #4 Indicator but #2 on the main Billboard chart (and #5 Activator but #1 Mediabase/Aircheck main chart). So, there was definitely a big push there and the song didn’t deserve #1.

    But the push wasn’t as disruptive as the Begin Again push because it
    happened the same week the song was naturally peaking anyway. Too, you didn’t see SCZ gaining 100+ spins per day the week it was being pushed, and you didn’t see the week’s natural #1 unnaturally losing spins to make room. Here were SCZ’s daily gains (+39 spins/+141k, +68
    spins/+445k, +64 spins/+650k, +61 spins/+636k, +98 spins/+653k, +39
    spins/+321k). SCZ has also been selling more on a week by week basis.

    Dierks’s Tip It On Back also lost its Billboard Indicator bullet 2/11 (and its
    Aircheck Activator bullet 2/19), and it lost AIs (but not its bullet) on
    the main Billboard chart 2/4. It likely should’ve peaked at #8 a couple
    weeks ago. Instead it peaked at #5 on both charts on the 2/28 chart.
    That was disruptive in that it took up space after it should’ve peaked.
    It didn’t put up crazy 100+ spin gains. On the other hand, it wasn’t
    selling much and didn’t deserve the t5 peak either.

    Like I said, all the pushes were problematic because they potentially messed things up for newbie acts. I just went into detail on the most entertainingly ridiculous one that created the biggest, fakest jump for the act who’s been the most frequent beneficiary of big, fake jumps followed by big falls.

  • http://twitter.com/bilolobi Namarinad

    good news !
    i hope it continues to have good adds

  • LongKissGoodnight

    Thank you for the answers windmills.)

    And big thanks to girlygirltoo for always bringing the adds info.
    Are you checking them via addboard site of allaccess?
    I am asking because addboard always blocks me demanding a password, so I king of have to rustle for information with it…

    Anyway.)
    According to Mediabase AAA monitor panel consists of 35 stations, GGG was added by 20 of them, that is 57% of the board.
    HAC panel consists of 110 and GGG was added by 53 of them, this is 48% of the board.

    This is the forth week since GGG officially went for adds, and half of the stations from Phillip’s core formats have signed up for the program, not to shabby. ;)

    As many have mentioned GGG is moving faster then Home did, although it is important to notice that despite the wide spread perception Home was hardly a slacker on HAC even before the Olympics came around and bolstered it’s profile.

    Here is Home’s update for the 29th of July 2012 the first day that it was featured during Olympics coverage:

    21 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Home 1110 951 159 5.543
    +23 Spins
    +13 Bullet
    +0.186 AI
    +1 Position
    53 days on the chart, #87 on i-tunes

    Interestingly enough, that is almost identical to position GGG is going to be in on HAC  (#20-21), by the time of Phillip’s Idol performance next week.
    Except it would take GGG ~38 days on the chart to get there vs. 53 for Home.

  • http://twitter.com/LexieONeill Lexie O’Neill

    Thanks for the reply, Windmills…

  • LongKissGoodnight

    #Offtopic

    Phillip has two fellow newbie aaa/alt.rock acts actively promoted by Interscope right now: Churchill – debut single “Change” just recently have peaked at #3 on AAA, they are going to open for Phillip on his college tour.

    And Imagine Dragons, whose first single “It’s Time” is about to go 2x Platinum while lingering at #12 on POP after more then 5 month on the chart. It had slowly made it’s way in to the top 20, but only started getting 100+ updates about 3 weeks ago.
    At the time “Ho Hey” was sliding out of top 10, so POP was looking for the next alt.rock “it song” to fill the void, and Interscope had helped significantly by putting out previously absent Deluxe version of the album, that effectively served as re-release and provided an extra boost to band’s profile.

    Simultaneously their 2d single Radioactive had dethroned “Madness” by Muse after a record-breaking 19 weeks #1 run on Alternative radio, and is still holding the top spot 3 weeks later, not showing any signs of fatigue.

    Now to the reason why I am writing all that…
    Radioactive had great spin to sales ratio from the start, but with addition of TV commercial that samples it, it has been stalking i-tunes’ top 10 for a few weeks now, and just went Platinum last week.
    Few hours ago it has risen to #10.

    Now when discussing the topic previously I guessed that despite Radioactive’s positive commercial showing Interscope might skip promoting it to pop in favor of 3d more universal single “Demons”, because it (RA) is more heavily rock-influenced than any other resent crossovers.
    But that top 10 i-tunes placement must tempt them greatly.

    There has not been any official announcement about what single is going for POP adds next, but if Radioactive does and up being send to the format and excepted by it this and Fall Out Boy’s pop/punk/rock hybrid “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark” could pave the way for more heavy hitting rock crossovers as opposite to folk/indy-pop/light-rock that we have been hearing lately.

  • LongKissGoodnight

    AAA
    16 11 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Gone, Gone, Gone 308 235 73 1.031
    +13 Spins
    +10 Bullet
    +0.039 AI
    +1 Position

    Girl look at that bullet! Unless something drastic happens top 10 on AAA tomorrow.

    HAC
    26 21 PHILLIP PHILLIPS Gone, Gone, Gone 1036 747 289 5.438
    +36 Spins
    -15 Bullet
    +0.107 AI
    +1 Position

    Overall AI (Mediabase)
    PHILLIP PHILLIPS – Gone, Gone, Gone: 6.826 (+ 0.185)

    i-tunes
    #44. Phillip Phillips – Home
    #106. Phillip Phillips – Gone, Gone, Gone 

    #80. Phillip Phillips – The World from the Side of the Moon (Delux)
    #302. Phillip Phillips – The World from the Side of the Moon

  • http://twitter.com/leilamaurizia2 leilamaurizia

    How are Taylor’s manipulations/pushes different from anyone else’s?  Look no further than the Billboard Country Airplay chart.  “Begin Again” went from #3 (its peak there) to recurrent, from one week’s chart to the next.  That’s how EPIC it crashed from an epic push.

    One of these days, I hope someone can put together a list of the biggest crashes.  100% sure Taylor will dominate that list.  Funnily enough, she doesn’t need all that BS, being one of the biggest stars ever EVER out there.  It just looks like immature bragging of how powerful they are– “see what we can do!” complete with them sticking out their tongues.

  • justmefornow

    I hope you’re right about harder rock making the cross over to mainstream radio. The folk/light rock popularity right now could very well lead to this. 

    Can’t be soon enough for me!

  • Mateja Praznik

     Hard rock? Heh, I can imagine some more rock-ish songs with strong pop elements, but not really hard rock stuff.

  • justmefornow

    That’s why I said “harder rock” not hard rock. 
    Obviously the stuff I like is too heavy for mainstream radio, but any music with more rock leanings is better than most of the drivel currently being played there now.

  • girlygirltoo

    no, I get the adds info off of Mediabase.

  • Karen C

    could pave the way for more heavy hitting rock crossovers as opposite to folk/indy-pop/light-rock that we have been hearing lately.

    That was a terrific analysis. I like Imagine Dragons and love Muse.  I too have been thinking the folk rock will lead to harder rock getting back in the mainstream.  Kind of like what happened in the early 90s, first the softer alt rock hit, then the harder rock, like Soundgarden and Alice in Chains began to hit.   I think the folk rock now will lead to the next wave of rock in the mainstream, and it’s about time!

    Interesting enough, I hadn’t heard of Muse until 2 of my favorites from Idol did covers on them after they were on the show.