Adam Lambert “Whataya Want From Me” Music Video #1 on The VH1 Top 20 Countdown

Adam Lambert’s music video, “Whataya Want From Me” moved up a whopping 10 spots this week to take the #1 spot on VH1’s Top 20 countdown.

Congratulations to Adam Lambert and all his fans who voted to get him there!

A nice bit of news for Adam to wake up to this morning after celebrating his birthday with 170 of his closest pals in Los Angeles last night!

It’s been 3 weeks of Idol #1s on the VH1 countdown. Last week, Kris Allen’s “Live Like We’re Dying” moved from #5 to #1 (it drops down to #4 this week) and Daughtry’s “Life Without You” held the top spot the week before last.  (#3 this week). Carrie Underwood’s “Cowboy Casanova” holds the #9 spot this week.

“Whataya Want From Me” continues to hold the #1 spot on the iTunes music video chart.

via Water Cooler Convo

What “Whataya Want From Me” after the JUMP…

WWFM Video

Adam’s Updated VEVO commerical

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57 Comments

  1. Very cool!!

    Z100 has the song on heavy rotation! I hear it all the time!!!

    Adam looked like he had a great time. He and Anoop shared a nice long hug!! So cute!

  2. Yay! What a nice thing on the day after his birthday! And it’s a great video too, deserves to be doing well. Love the song and Adam looks GORGEOUS on it (haha “you gorgeous bastard” on the SYTYCD photo made me really laugh).

  3. Great Birthday present! CONGRATULATIONS Adam – #1, where it belongs. This has moved out of the “Fan” realm now. The Idol bubble is burst.

  4. Carrie fans, lets vote like crazy to get another idol at the top of the countdown next week!!

    Just kidding I don’t care about the VH1 countdown lol, but it is great news for new artists like Adam and Kris!

  5. Congratulations to Adam. It’s a good song and a good video. And as others have said, a nice birthday present from his fans who voted with dedication.

  6. Amazing leap from #11 to #1 in just 1 week! Congrats to Adam for having a great Birthday present and to his fans & all who had voted for their unwavering support to get him there! :)

  7. So happy for Adam. What a great birthday gift for him to wake up to.

    2010 looks to be an exciting year for Adam and all of his fanbase, which is definitely growing beyond AI. Love the song WWFM and the video provides a journey into Adam’s emotional side. It is well produced and well acted. Looking forward to seeing more videos of his amazing music.

  8. Yea for Adam! (and his fans ;-) )

    He really does deserve all the good things happening to him right now.

  9. Congrats to Adam and his dedicated fans who voted to get him to #1. I disagree that this has anything to do with anyone out of the “fan” realm. I don’t think any bubble has “burst”. Idol fans are notorious for voting their favorites to #1.

  10. Without a fan base no artist would be worth a hill of beans ’cause there wouldn’t be anyone out there to buy their music. So I have never understood the resentment or nonchalance or pooh-poohing of someone having fans, and hardworking fans are a bonus since it does help to keep someone’s light shining. And shows like VH1 countdown would be the first to tell you that “fandom” is what keeps them in business…they are probably stoked when an Artist can keep people returning to their show and to their website.

    And, fandom shouldn’t be reserved for the braces wearing set, nor should fans of singers be held in low esteem when you think about all the over-invested Sport’s fanatics out there who are totally responsible for athletes making 10s of millions of dollars for having the ability to hit someone hard enough to knock them silly.

    Also, AI fans are no different than fans who grow generically. There are hundreds of thousands of “fans” out there…just think how popular fan and celebrity magazines are. I remember when People magazine was 90% about ordinary folks and now it is 90% about celebs. Fandom sales!

  11. What a great birthday present for Adam!

    The VH1 Countdown was an Idolfest this week, with 3 of the top 4 videos. Hope Adam’s and Kris’s videos stay high in the countdown for a few weeks

  12. Congrats to Adam and his fans for getting him to the #1 spot this week. Also grats to Kris, Daughtry, and Carrie. They’re all holding steady.

    Well deserved.

  13. Such awesome news! He made a nice leap too! I’m sure his hard core fans voted a lot but since the song is doing well on the radio (unlike FYE) and the video is actually really good, I do think there were plenty of casual fans that voted as well. It’s only his 2nd week on the countdown! Hopefully it didn’t peak too soon – it needs to stay at #1. :) Such a nice birthday present for Adam.

  14. I disagree that this has anything to do with anyone out of the “fan” realm. I don’t think any bubble has “burst”. Idol fans are notorious for voting their favorites to #1.

    True, but I think the video release on i-Tunes and the increase the song has had in radio play has reached outside the AI bubble. The single is hanging in the top 20 on i-tunes and that would have to be with new fans because i-tunes doesn’t count multiple purchases (only 3). Is that right?

  15. Papparazzi vid from last night’s party……

    dcglam, Thanks so much for the video link! It’s great to see Adam surrounded by all his closest friends & family on his Birthday. Am glad that Simon Fuller attended too, this must have meant a lot to Adam to have such an important guest showed up.

    Noticed that Adam towers over almost all of his guests, you cannot miss that Emo head of hair of his lol! ;)

  16. Congrats Adam!!!

    And the video still at number one on Itunes.. I’m so happy!!!!!!!!!

    YES!!! #1 both in sales and on the VH1 countdown!!! Go baby!

  17. Crazy, crazy voting by Adam Lambert fans. Great birthday gift! Happy 28th to Adam Lambert, wishing him many more.

  18. I agree Tess. Fans are what makes an artist. I have to believe Sony/RCA is absolutely LOVING the fact that Adam has all of these fans that are keeping him in the public eye. Keeping him up front is making him visible enough so people outside of the bubble get a chance to see him. Looks like they like what they’re seeing too….he’s steady on iTunes and doing great on CD sales. Idol fans can’t be the sole supporter of all of his sales now…..he’s moved outside of the bubble for sure.

  19. Big congrats to Adam and his fans!! I’m loving all the Idol domination!!

  20. Ohhh….and regarding the birthday video….I honestly have NEVER seen anybody that can hug like Adam does. He hugs so….I don’t know….honestly? It’s the only word I can think of right now. He’s just so true and honest….the people he hugs always walk away with a huge smile on their face. He’s very warm and loving and at the same time very true and honest about it. Talent aside, he’s a very special human being.

  21. Aw, yay! I really love this video. It’s been such a good week for Adam! :D

  22. Without a fan base no artist would be worth a hill of beans ’cause there wouldn’t be anyone out there to buy their music. So I have never understood the resentment or nonchalance or pooh-poohing of someone having fans, and hardworking fans are a bonus since it does help to keep someone’s light shining.

    let’s stickie this on all our pc’s, and keep it uppermost in mind when the fanbase doing the supporting or stanning is not our own, lolol… people do tend to forget this, a lot, when good things or good times are going on for someone other than their fave…

  23. One thing is for sure… idol fanbases really know how to vote! Loads of practice! :)

  24. congrats to adam for taking the top slot on the countdown – i like to see the idol alums heavy in the mix over there – been watching this countdown for years, but it hasn’t been as fun until the american idol years, and actually voting for a fave… number 1 makes that work to help get your video there worth it!

  25. tls62
    01/30/2010 at 11:23 am

    Ohhh….and regarding the birthday video….I honestly have NEVER seen anybody that can hug like Adam does. He hugs so….I don’t know….honestly? It’s the only word I can think of right now. He’s just so true and honest….the people he hugs always walk away with a huge smile on their face. He’s very warm and loving and at the same time very true and honest about it. Talent aside, he’s a very special human being.

    You are so right. All of Adam’s embraces and emotions seem very genuine and totally from the heart. About the snuggy way he hugs — he even does that perfectly! ;)

  26. Let’s be honest, this is so fanbase related, not wholly, but there is definitely the normal Idol fanbase voting going on. Again, not wholly, because otherwise Adam would have been number one last week. And WWFM saw some increases in airtplay and sales, so if the number is derived from that as well, it’s valid to see some upwards movement.

    Well good for Adam’s fans, good for Adam and it’s a good song and good video, so not as if it isn’t deserved. Would I have wished for a slower climb? Honestly, yes, but hey, it’s a nice Bday present this day.

  27. Would I have wised for a slower climb? Honestly, yes, but hey, it’s a nice Bday present this day

    I agree with you here. I would have actually rathered seen him have a slower climb. No one has held the #1 spot this year (2010) for more than one week.

  28. tls62
    01/30/2010 at 11:23 am

    Ohhh….and regarding the birthday video….I honestly have NEVER seen anybody that can hug like Adam does. He hugs so….I don’t know….honestly? It’s the only word I can think of right now. He’s just so true and honest….the people he hugs always walk away with a huge smile on their face. He’s very warm and loving and at the same time very true and honest about it. Talent aside, he’s a very special human being.

    You are so right. All of Adam’s embraces and emotions seem very genuine and totally from the heart. About the snuggy way he hugs — he even does that perfectly! ;)
    I totally agree – ususally when people hug, their lower body parts are far apart, but Adam is all there – it’s sincere and so nice :) you can tell from his body language that he is sincere:)

  29. Let’s be honest, this is so fanbase related, not wholly, but there is definitely the normal Idol fanbase voting going on. Again, not wholly, because otherwise Adam would have been number one last week. And WWFM saw some increases in airtplay and sales, so if the number is derived from that as well, it’s valid to see some upwards movement.

    IDK – I was not surprised WWFM jumped so much – I didn’t expect it to be #1, but on VH1 itself they said it is related to multiple factors. FYE debuted at #16 with zippo airplay, and WWFM came out with a vid when the song was doing much better both in sales and on radio, plus the vid itself being released got a lot of attention (EW, MTV, etc covering it). So to me it came at a time in the life cycle of WWFM, the song, to more easily jump up the chart.

    In other words, I’m saying it’s not JUST about the fanbase. I voted a few times on VH1, but I think I actually voted less for it than for FYE when that was out. So WWFM going that high makes sense with the more substantial airplay, press, sales, plus online voting.

    It would have been nice to just steadily climb up, but then, I’ll take being at #1 any day over staying around #10 or #8 in the countdown and never making it any higher.

    IMO, as long as it keeps getting strong sales and airplay, plus, with the vid as well received as it’s been (and it HAS been pretty overwhelmingly well-received) it should stay high on the charts for awhile more, even if it’s not always at #1. If it dropped from #1 to say, completely off the charts, THEN I’d think it was all because of the AI fanbase.

  30. Carrie fans, lets vote like crazy to get another idol at the top of the countdown next week!!

    Just kidding I don’t care about the VH1 countdown lol, but it is great news for new artists like Adam and Kris!

    LOL – yes, it occured to me that we now have a revolving door of Idols at #1 on the countdown! Daughtry, Kris, Adam! YEA – IDOLS! :-)

    And I agree, especially for Adam and Kris, it is a great thing to get that kind of positive response and success with the music vids so early in their career! It really helps with exposure to the music and artist.

    Plus, I’ll say it again, WWFM really is a great video! It is emotional, poignant, thoughtful, artistic. Lovely! It totally deserves all this success over, say, stupid fluff like Tik Tok (though I do LOVE Bad Romance).

    And WWFM the song is made of total win too. It just builds really nicely, catchy, etc. Just like LLWD (though I’m personally not too fond of that song, however, it really is catchy in the chorus), I hope WWFM continues to build support!

  31. I totally agree – ususally when people hug, their lower body parts are far apart, but Adam is all there – it’s sincere and so nice :) you can tell from his body language that he is sincere:)

    Hey, I want one of those hugs!!! ;)

  32. Hey, I want one of those hugs!!!

    Me too! I kinda regret not asking for one when I met him at the Early Show. He took time with pretty much everyone, and someone near me asked for a hug – he is very good about giving one back, but I always feel guilty asking for things like that – like I’m invading his personal space too much, so I didn’t ask for one :-)

  33. Mary102
    01/30/2010 at 2:58 pm

    Hey, I want one of those hugs!!!

    Me too! I kinda regret not asking for one when I met him at the Early Show. He took time with pretty much everyone, and someone near me asked for a hug – he is very good about giving one back, but I always feel guilty asking for things like that – like I’m invading his personal space too much, so I didn’t ask for one :-)

    I am the exact same way, Mary102. I am sure that if I was that close to Adam, there is no way in the world that my thinking process would be rational enough to even go there. I would probably just stare and remain in a trance for quite some time. So sad! :(
    And yes, I would regret that, too……

  34. lol, so true, dcglam! If you hear my vid of the encounter – I’m entirely like “OMG, OMG – it’s Adam, he’s like, 5 ft away from me!” (Totally freaking out – lol).

    I did have the nerve to tell him “I loved you at the AMAs – never stop doing what you do!” I’m glad I could at least show him the fan support like that!

  35. Tik tok rocks ;)

    wow mary102 your so lucky you met Adam!! Ill probably never meet him:( ( he didn’t come out at my concert.but I did freak because I was berthing the same airas him:))

    I’m a bad fan.I don’t vote on polls …:/

  36. I did have the nerve to tell him “I loved you at the AMAs – never stop doing what you do!”

    Ahhhhh……..
    I’m so glad he was able to hear that from you, Mary102 — a true fan! :)

  37. Ahhhhh……..
    I’m so glad he was able to hear that from you, Mary102 — a true fan!

    When I thought about all the 1000 things I could tell him (like, “I love you, you’re great, you’re voice is amazing!” Lol) I realized he had probably heard them all before, so, especially so soon after the AMAs, I wanted to give him that encouragement that there were fans out there who DID love the AMAs (like I did) – because I knew he was kinda stuck in that “Whataya Want From Me” mentality after the fallout from it.

  38. When I thought about all the 1000 things I could tell him (like, “I love you, you’re great, you’re voice is amazing!” Lol) I realized he had probably heard them all before, so, especially so soon after the AMAs, I wanted to give him that encouragement that there were fans out there who DID love the AMAs (like I did) – because I knew he was kinda stuck in that “Whataya Want From Me” mentality after the fallout from it.

    You know, that was the one most perfect thing for him to hear at that time. Adam was amazing and gave two incredible performances at the Early Show right after the AMAs. I felt so badly for him because I knew he was in “clean up” mode at that time. You gotta love his attitude — let’s go forward!!!!

    So, what about all this snow we are having today, Mary102??? It’s been a great day to stay indoors on the computer!! ;)

  39. Lol – so true! I hate the snow – but it’s definitely given me perfect time to catch up on all of the epic Adam news today :-)

  40. Ughh why is it we only have snow on weekends or when there’s no school?

    LOL — Just think luv……. You won’t have to make up these days, since we have already had our limit. So, enjoy this extra time you can devote to Adam!! :)

  41. Adam does like to be on top! LOL

    Seriously, I watched the video for the first time this morning on the countdown and I liked it very much. WYWFM is a good song; I wouldn’t be surprised if it makes it all the way to #1 on the charts, just like the video.

    And if Kris had to relinquish the top spot today, it makes me happy to know it was to his fellow Idol. It cracks me up to see them side by side on the itunes chart now, too. Good job boys!

  42. oh.. but i kinda miss the ‘It’s Me’ the trill which he had added to his live perfs… that is just so amazing.

    I am sure, it prolly would be out of place in the video.. but I still kinda miss it. Gotta go back and watch Conan;

    Congrats to Adam. a great bday pressie frm his fans!!

  43. oh.. but i kinda miss the ‘It’s Me’ the trill which he had added to his live perfs… that is just so amazing

    Ohh, me too! He spoiled us big time with those! Now when the album track plays on my ipod, and I’m singing along, I always throw in the falsetto “It’s me”!

    Luckily, I also have mp3’s of the live performances of WWFM too!

  44. Congrats Adam! What a nice birthday week he has had. The brightest, closest, fullest moon of 2010 on Adam’s birthday! Very appropriate. I also read on VH1 that FYE hit gold this week. Adam Storm is moving along very nicely for our fierce one. Keep going Adam!

  45. Great news all around for WWFM and FYE album! What wonderful birthday presents for Adam. Such a week for him. Go Adam– we love ya bb!

  46. lazyc0w
    Dammit.. WWFM is #2 on itunes now! We gotta bring it back to No 1!

    Eh, it’s had a good run, I’m amazed it stayed up that long.

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