Adam Lambert – Z100 Jingle Ball – Interviews

Adam Lambert was a special guest at the Z100 Jingle Ball at Madison Square Garden Friday night (Dec. 11). He introduced country princess, Taylor Swift, who closed the show.

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After the jump, check out interviews with Adam from backstage at the Garden. He talks about his new album, getting used to life without privacy, and the big reunion with Kris Allen.

Keep watching this space–I’ll be updating with interviews as they come in.

UPDATE: Added Fox News, NY

Bonus: Interviews with Florida radio stations–Adam will be the special guest at the Y-100 Jingle Ball in Mirimar, FL and the 93.3 Jingle Ball in Tampa.

Video after the JUMP…

Y100 Miami – December 11

93.3 FLZ

Gift Lounge interview at z100 Jingle Ball

FOX News NY

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  1. That Taylor/Adam hug is cute. And after the oh so useful introducing Taylor, Adam will go down to FL tomorrow to introduce a few more people in FL. Lucky him.

    *repeats to self, it’s all about the spins. It’s all about the spins. It’s all about the spins*

    sigh.

  2. My mother would have said,”Adam has a good heart.” Truly, he does have a heart full of good will towards people. The incredible thing is that he has been taking hits from all sides all year simply for his sexual orientation, yet he always demonstrates inner strength and grace. Despite intolerance growing up in our culture, Adam is tolerant of others. I love and admire this kid.he is also such fun and so interesting.Okay, yeah, gorgeous.

  3. Im also curious to see if adam introducing people is getting him more spins. Just seems like wasting time from my end, but who knows.

  4. Well of course I think this is a great post!

    I’ll check out MJ’s tomorrow…. need sleep!

    My mother would have said,’ Adam has a good heart.’  Truly, he does have a heart full of good will towards people. The incredible thing is that he has been taking hits from all sides all year simply for his sexual orientation, yet he always demonstrates inner strength and grace. Despite intolerance growing up in our culture, Adam is tolerant of others. I love and admire this kid.he is also such fun and so interesting.Okay, yeah, gorgeous.

  5. Im also curious to see if adam introducing people is getting him more spins. Just seems like wasting time from my end, but who knows

    Yeah, I don’t see how, but hey, I’m willing to think it might, because otherwise I get really pissy about the utter waste of it all. I mean Kris is doing 5 songs, sometimes 7 songs at these balls, I would kill to be able to hear him do 5-7 songs live right now. But the closest date I can see him performing something other than WWFM live will be NYE. That sucks.

    See, getting pissy is very easy to do.

  6. Edited, because yeah.

    Meanwhile I continue to love how Adam recycles clothes. It’s his striped shirt from PTFMWB.

    Oh and I flove that coat of his, and digging what I saw of the sweater. He cracks me up with his many layers.

    Not digging the pants tucked into the boots. I know it’s popular (or at least for girls it is), but I think it looks stupid.

  7. Aww, I love those pics of Taylor and Adam hugging. :)

    I wish Adam was performing at these Jingle Ball things. My Christmas wish is that someone gets some video of his NYE gig so we can see him perform more than one song.

  8. Oh and Adam, if you’re reading this, I LOVE your “antics” and a huge group of us who love your “antics” are arranging a trip to LA for the Gridlock!

  9. Well, it does seem kind of crazy. Adam is in NYC on Tuesday, flies back to LA for Spielberg, and turns around right away to fly to the east coast for 2 Jingle Ball events and doesn’t get to sing. BUT…I don’t think the record company would have sent him flying around like that if they didn’t think that there was some type of payoff regarding making inroads with the dee jays resulting in more spins. Who paid his transportation and hotel, RCA? Sponsors of the gig? I dunno…

    Adopting Adam’s mantra: Thinking Positive!

  10. edited because it’s not worth it

    Adam looked fabulous and sounded eloquent and sincere as usual

  11. “Despite intolerance growing up in our

    culture, Adam is tolerant of others.”

    Actually in a couple of interviews Adam himself said that he generalized some of his tour mates based on where they came from; Mid-west, Bible Belt, and the South. That he himself had pre-conceived ideas about them but that he learned from that. uh, that shows that Adam had some intolerant narrow minded views of some of his fellow contestants before he went on the tour. He later was surprised at how nice they were…now if Danny Gokey had something like that he would’ve been blasted for it.

  12. My mother would have said,’ Adam has a good heart.’  Truly, he does have a heart full of good will towards people. The incredible thing is that he has been taking hits from all sides all year simply for his sexual orientation, yet he always demonstrates inner strength and grace. Despite intolerance growing up in our culture, Adam is tolerant of others. I love and admire this kid.he is also such fun and so interesting.Okay, yeah, gorgeous.

    Martha, you have such a beautiful way of putting things…

  13. Actually in a couple of interviews Adam himself said that he generalized some of his tour mates based on where they came from; Mid-west, Bible Belt, and the South. That he himself had pre-conceived ideas about them but that he learned from that. uh, that shows that Adam had some intolerant narrow minded views of some of his fellow contestants before he went on the tour. He later was surprised at how nice they were’ ¦now if Danny Gokey had something like that he would’ve been blasted for it.

    What a steaming heap of dung.

  14. tinydance, I am really trying to understand what you are trying to say but…. faillll……

  15. Actually in a couple of interviews Adam himself said that he generalized some of his tour mates based on where they came from; Mid-west, Bible Belt, and the South. That he himself had pre-conceived ideas about them but that he learned from that. uh, that shows that Adam had some intolerant narrow minded views of some of his fellow contestants before he went on the tour. He later was surprised at how nice they were’ ¦now if Danny Gokey had something like that he would’ve been blasted for it.

    What a steaming heap of dung.

    ah…but it is true.

    Adam said that in a couple of interviews…now imagine if Gokey had said something similar.

  16. I’ll be at the Y100 Jingle Ball in Ft. Lauderdale Sat. night, so hopefully he’ll sing even a ditty. haha. Will let y’all know if anything newsworthy happens. My ticket says no refunds, cameras or videos. Does that really mean no cameras allowed? I was at the same arena for Kiss recently but took my camera in. Don’t remember seeing that on those tickets. Or do all Ticketmaster tickets say the same thing?

  17. What a steaming heap of dung.

    Ditto! ITA!

    On a different note, great interview and given the back and forth flying in the last few days he’s looking remarkably fresh. Focusing on the positive!

  18. tinydance
    12/12/2009 at 2:10 am
    Actually in a couple of interviews Adam himself said that he generalized some of his tour mates based on where they came from; Mid-west, Bible Belt, and the South. That he himself had pre-conceived ideas about them but that he learned from that. uh, that shows that Adam had some intolerant narrow minded views of some of his fellow contestants before he went on the tour. He later was surprised at how nice they were’ ¦now if Danny Gokey had something like that he would’ve been blasted for it.

    What a steaming heap of dung.

    ah’ ¦but it is true.

    Adam said that in a couple of interviews’ ¦now imagine if Gokey had said the same thing.

    NOT THE SAME THING AT ALL!!!!

  19. Actually it is the “same thing”. Because Adam was implying that all people who were Christians or from different parts of the country were bigots. Which they are not.

  20. What a steaming heap of dung.

    ah’ ¦but it is true.

    That your comment was a steaming heap of dung? Yes. That is true.

  21. Whatever…lol

    I just know that Adam Lambert had BIGOTED ideas about people from other parts of the USA.

    He even said it.

    Now how is something not true…IF HE SAID IT.

    ;)

  22. Well, it does seem kind of crazy. Adam is in NYC on Tuesday, flies back to LA for Spielberg, and turns around right away to fly to the east coast for 2 Jingle Ball events and doesn’t get to sing.

    Well and he goes to NY for one Jingle Ball then the next ones are in FL. He’s doing two in FL, one in Miami and one in Tampa Bay, wonder how that will work out? Are they both Saturday?

    But yeah, that’s a lot of flying in a very short amount of time, for things that just seem kind of…to me. I mean The View thing worked out well, both in terms of the appearance and the music and he seemed to get a sales bump for albums and WWFM. Which unexpected to me, but cool. And then ADL thing for Spielberg? An honour of course, but helping sell his music, how? I would love to have some footage of his singing the SSB to really show his vocals again. His SSB at Miramar was excellent. so okay, but to go to NY the next day just to announce Taylor Swift? hmmm. Then down to FL the next day to announce a few people at each one. Hmmm. I get Kris’s performing at these things, I gather it’s some sort of legal payola, but is this guest hosting really going to help Adam in the same way? I would hope so, that’s the thinking I gather.

  23. This just proves that Adam was hurt by having his win stolen from him on AI. Anyone that saw the AI tour knows that Adam was the star of the show. Why Kris and Allison get to perform while Adam has to sit back and host is beyond me. I live in Miami and would have bought tickets to tomorrow nights show, but only if Adam was going to sing. I would rather spend $100 on buying 10 of Adam’s Cd’s and handing them out to total strangers then spend that kind of money to be forced to hear Kris Allen sing again. I am into politics so I almost want to protest the Jingle Balls. Dose anyone have any good reason why Adam is left with only hosting?

    PS if you doubt Adam win was stolen, I could write a book about that.

  24. Well, I say that meeting all those people can’t hurt…

    From what I can see of it that dress Taylor is wearing is gorgeous!

    Meanwhile, the band is probably learning the music to Adam’s songs and when he gets back to LA they will be rehearsing like crazy…

    Fun fun fun in LA on NYE. Hope we get lots of leakage from the venue.

    Think positive peeps!

  25. This just proves that Adam was hurt by having his win stolen

    lol…How does an interview prove that? What does this interview “prove”? Write a book about what?

  26. tinydance I think what Adam was trying to say in those interviews was that he had preconceived notions on how they’d treat HIM, not how he’d treat them. Based on where they lived and their belief systems, he thought that they would be intolerant towards him. He never said that he was intolerant towards them. Just that based on what part of the country Danny, Michael and to a lesser extent Kris were from and their religious beliefs were that he expected them to be intolerant. Not exactly the same thing as Danny being intolerant towards Adam based on his sexuality or anything else. I understand the point you’re attempting to make, I just don’t feel that it holds a lot of weight. YMMV though of course.

  27. What a steaming heap of dung.

    ah’ ¦but it is true.

    That your comment was a steaming heap of dung? Yes. That is true.

    Yep! To try and keep this thread on topic-Have the Jim C. tweets been posted?

    jambajim :

    The paparazzi just had a collective orgasm thanks to Adam Lambert entering the press room. Bam!! They are all now pregnant w/ Glambabies

    **ADAM’S DOING PRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    **Woooot! Adam Lambert interview was a BLAST!! We spoke forever. He makes me sweat. (I told him that.) He also said he likes my Twats. #Dying

    Bummed that Boys Like Girls’ band name is so heteronormative. Some boys like boys. Some girls like girls. Some girls like boys who like boys.

  28. Some more tweets:

    Kelly Will, NYC’s gossip girl
    misswill
    **000H I’m standin 3 ft frm Glambert. Greg’s super excited!!! #adamlambert backstage fun at Z100 Jingle Ball.

    Janell Snowden, VH1 News VIP
    janellvh1
    ** @AdamLambert has entered the bldg! I’m interviewing him next. We have on the same nail polish & I think I have eye makeup envy. #goglambert

    **Of course #Glambert notices my shoeless feet & says he can relate to the pain of heels. Said he just bought some YSL heeled boots…4 men!

  29. I think Adam is having fun despite the fact that he didn’t get to sing and that he is glad for Kris. Plus Allison was there and looking cute as hell. I know she will have a good career despite a somewhat rocky start sales wise. I am hoping all 3 do well.

  30. Well, I say that meeting all those people can’t hurt’ ¦

    From what I can see of it that dress Taylor is wearing is gorgeous!

    Meanwhile, the band is probably learning the music to Adam’s songs and when he gets back to LA they will be rehearsing like crazy’ ¦

    Fun fun fun in LA on NYE. Hope we get lots of leakage from the venue. Oh yeah, I have to go go to the airport about 3:30 AM New Years Day so I might as well stay up!

    I agree about Taylor’s dress as well, from what I could see of it too. LOL. Love the straps. I think I like her hair straighter, I saw her the other day with it straighter and thought it looked cute. But if her hair is naturally curly, then I say she should totally go with that. I have naturally VERY curly hair (it does spiral curls) so straightening it just is too much of a bother and damages my hair. So I’m all like ‘power to the curly hair!’ if Taylor’s is natural as well.

    Oh and also agree that meeting these people certainly is good, again, being asked to sing the national anthem for an event honouring Spielberg is totally cool.

    Well the band learning songs without the person singing them seems a bit odd to me, but well doing some practice without Adam can’t hurt, for sure. And he’ll be back to LA very soon, so probably get right back into that. Well that and some shows where he can sing! as part of and not have any stupid AMA questions. Sooooooooooooooooooo tired of that topic.

  31. Whatever’ ¦lol

    I just know that Adam Lambert had BIGOTED ideas about people from other parts of the USA.

    He even said it.

    Now how is something not true’ ¦IF HE SAID IT.

    I don’t really get into a whole debate about it, but I just want to point out that an accusation of bigotry is a serious accusation. Without proof to back it up? Ummm, yeah it kinda falls apart in my opinion. Of course, Adam had some preconceived ideas, thoughts, whatever you want to call it probably based on experience with people from certain parts of the country and religious folks. But to call it bigotry? I don’t really think that’s fair. I certainly have my preconceived notions about most Republicans, most Christians (all religions really), peeps from the Deep South, etc but does that make me a bigot? I hardly think so. It makes me human and perhaps a bit narrow-minded, but not bigoted. So no, I don’t think that just because Adam went into the whole AI experience with some preconceived ideas about how he’d be treated (which once again could have been formed by personal experience) that he is automatically a bigot.

  32. tweets from the gossip columnist: http://twitter.com/misswill

    **Hanging with Adam Lambert – normal day! Lol! He gave me a cpl good quotes and he is super friendly and nice to the kids who r loving him!
    **Oooh greg got a photo w #adamlambert sexy!!!

    **Mayer is performing and I’m not even paying attn. It’s all abt Glambert here. He’s intro ing Taylor.

  33. Actually I am just replying to notion in the video that if someone “trolls” Adam they are “intolerant”, and then trying to imply that the reason that people don’t like Adam is because they are homophobic. Which I made the point that many gay people don’t like Adam, and that if people say they don’t like Danny, Kris or Allison is that because THEY are “intolerant” also? which is stupid of course…like those claiming that any one who does not like Adam is because they are intolerant. Which is a stupid a$$ claim. People can not like someone for many other reasons.

  34. It makes me human and perhaps a bit narrow-minded, but not bigoted.

    So if some has “pre-conceived” notions about gay people, which I happen to be gay, then does that just make them narrow-minded and not a bigot?

  35. The only thing I remember Adam saying as it pertains to preconceived notions of people from the South/Bible Belt is that he had never been to those states before and wasn’t sure how he’d be accepted, and he was delighted to discover how warm and welcoming people were. I don’t recall him ever saying anything about that as it pertained to his tour mates.

    That being said, I think calling another poster’s comment “a steaming heap of dung” is rude.

  36. Actually I am just replying to notion in the video that if someone ‘trolls’  Adam they are ‘intolerant’ , and then trying to imply that the reason that people don’t …

    This whole discussion is off-topic and a waste of time.

  37. That being said, I think calling another poster’s comment ‘a steaming pile of dung’  is rude.

    I agree especially since Adam DID say that.

  38. Actually I just want to clarify to those who keep posting that any comment that is not fawning over Adam or criticism is because people are “intolerant” of gay people. That is just plain ridiculous.

    It IS possible that they just don’t like Adam for other reasons.

  39. Does anyone know why some of Adam’s pictures have “LIFE” in the bottom left hand corner? Are there LIFE magazine reporters at all these events?

  40. Also, the reason why Adam is “hosting” these balls is in exchange for spins. Yes, I’d like to see him sing 3 songs. He does get to meet all the djs, do press, and do some radio interviews. I guess one positive is you don’t have the cost of flying the whole band + equipment around the country.

  41. So if some has ‘pre-conceived’  notions about gay people, which I happen to be one, then does that just make them narrow-minded and not a bigot?

    Depends, IMO. If you have a preconceived (why is the word I used in quotation marks?) notion about gay people be it that they are promiscous, disgusting, weird, what-have-you and you allow yourself to treat gays differently based on that then yes, I would say that you’re bigoted. However, if you have all of the above BUT are still open to having your mind expanded and changing your opinions, then I would say, no you’re not bigoted. This is all JMHO.

    And with that, I think I am going to put my part in this discussion to bed. It is getting dangerously close to going over mj’s boundaries and I don’t want to do that.

  42. So if some has ‘pre-conceived’  notions about gay people, which I happen to be one, then does that just make them narrow-minded and not a bigot?

    When you say “which I happen to be one.” do you mean you happen to be a person with preconceived notions about gay people, or that you happen to be gay?

  43. tweets from the gossip columnist: http://twitter.com/misswill

    **Mayer is performing and I’m not even paying attn. It’s all abt Glambert here. He’s intro ing Taylor.

    Lol! I know just how she feels! It is hard to pay attention to anyone else when Adam is in the room!

  44. “When you say ‘which I happen to be one.’  do you mean you happen to be a person with preconceived notions about gay people, or that you happen to be gay?”

    read it again…lol

  45. will

    I took his/her comment to mean that they have preconceived notions about gay people, but perhaps I was wrong and they were saying that they were gay. Either way, my reply still stands.

  46. Also, the reason why Adam is ‘hosting’  these balls is in exchange for spins.

    Yep! I heard WWFM is very close to being in the Top 40. It seems to be hinging on spins and it is VERY CLOSE!

  47. read it again’ ¦lol

    No matter how many times I read it, the wording remains unclear.

  48. Back on topic: I loved the interviews and all of the photos from tonight. I, too wish that he’d gotten to sing, but I am trying to take a page from Adam’s book and not dwell on the negatives but instead focus on the positives. So I cannot wait until he goes on tour (sads that I can’t afford to go to LA for his NYE gig). I just hope that it’s somewhere I can get to. Hell, who am I kidding? I will save up the money to fly anywhere he goes. I have yet to hear him on the radio yet, (though to be fair, I rarely listen to the radio) and have relied on posters on this blog and other message boards to keep me apprised of his spins and rankings. I am crossing my fingers and toes that he reaches gold in the next couple of weeks.

  49. Yep! I heard WWFM is very close to being in the Top 40. It seems to be hinging on spins and it is VERY CLOSE!

    Really? That’s awesome! To get into the top 40 in three weeks is pretty impressive, isn’t it? I hope it makes it before the freeze!

  50. No matter how many times I read it, the wording remains unclear.

    I was replying to Cynthia101’s post, who then replied that she understood what I wrote. Sorry if others didn’t “get it”. ;)

  51. Actually in a couple of interviews Adam himself said that he generalized some of his tour mates based on where they came from; Mid-west, Bible Belt, and the South. That he himself had pre-conceived ideas about them but that he learned from that. uh, that shows that Adam had some intolerant narrow minded views of some of his fellow contestants before he went on the tour. He later was surprised at how nice they were’ ¦now if Danny Gokey had something like that he would’ve been blasted for it.

    What nonsense. When Adam was interviewed about his fellow house guests during the AI competition he refused to EVER say anyting negative about any of them – even when he was asked specifically about how he felt toward Bible thumper Gokey. The press would have loved a story about “tensions in the house” etc. – but there wasn’t one! Even the time Gokey’s relatives may have made fun of Adam, he always maintained that he and Danny where friends and that they agreed to disagree on religious issues. After all, why does anyone think that Adam would have the slightest interest in the conservative, evangelical Christianity that Gokey espouses, when he was born into a liberal Jewish household?
    I can assure you that Adam has far fewer “pre-conceived ideas & intolerant narrow minded views” than any conservative, evangelical Christians I’ve ever met and don’t even get me started on the ugly, bigoted posts I’ve seen all over the internet that accompany any story on Adam. You’d think you were in a Muslim country or something – the homophopic remarks are so virulent and nasty. I’m glad Adam is staying positive and shutting them out.
    Shame he didn’t get to perform in NY, as his show would have been a lot more exciting that Kris’.

  52. tinydance I now see that you went back and edited your post so that it now says “which I happen to be gay,” and that’s what you meant when you told me to “read it again.” i thought you were telling me to read it again because my reading comprehension skills were lacking, I didn’t know you changed it. Anyhoo, thanks for clarifying.

  53. “Which I made the point that many gay people don’t like Adam”

    Well that’s just your opinion. I disagree. I know many gay people who like Adam and own his CD and who went to see him specifically on the AI tour.

    Just saying something is a fact doesn’t make it one.

  54. “Yep! I heard WWFM is very close to being in the Top 40. It seems to be hinging on spins and it is VERY CLOSE!”

    This is awesome!

  55. Of course many gay people don’t like Adam, and many do. Gay people have differing tastes, just like any other people, why should they all like the same things? And why should they be expected to like a performer just because he’s gay? Each and every gay person is an individual with individual tastes.

    Saying “many gay people don’t like Adam” like it proves something about him is silly.

  56. One last comment tinydance: (and I did go back and reread your post where you edited in that you are gay, :-) )you are absolutely correct in stating that some people can dislike Adam for reason that have nothing to do with his sexual orientation. Some may not like the sound of his voice, his blatant sexuality (not orientation, but how comfortable he is about being sexual per the AMAs), his dress sense, his hair, yadda, yadda, yadda. I do think that it’s a bit disingenous to assume that everyone who dislikes Adam is homophobic. But a large portion of people are unfortunately. It’s really quite sad but whenever I go to Rollingstone.com, ew.com or other message boards a large percentage of the negative comments towards him have to do with his orientation. Some while generalizations are not cool at all, I don’t think that it’s wrong to point out that a lot of the bile directed towards him IS coming from a homophobic, bigoted place.

    And will? Right on. Every gay person doesn’t have to like Adam. Just as every straight person doesn’t have to dislike him. Everyone is different and likes different things. I do have to say that I don’t get how some gays think that Adam is somehow is damaging the gay movement? Last time I checked the gay movement wasn’t up to one person. And one person does not, or should not, reflect positively or negatively on an entire group of people. Peope should be held accountable for themselves. Their actions and words. I don’t walk around expecting every black person, or every female to somehow reflect back on myself. I am responsible for myself. I really don’t understand the viewpoint at all that Adam is reflecting poorly on the gay community, reinforcing stereotypes, holding back gay marriage, or any other of the myriad of bullshit excuses I’ve heard lately.

  57. On the mediabase charts, they are projecting WWFM to be #43 on the Pop (Top 40) chart when that chart is released after midnight on Sunday — so it looks like it won’t quite break into the Top 40

  58. ‘Yep! I heard WWFM is very close to being in the Top 40. It seems to be hinging on spins and it is VERY CLOSE!’ 

    It is going to be really close — 1 extra spin on Open House Party and it probably makes Top 40 — at #40.

  59. KmKolsch — you wouldn’t by any chance happen to be the person (Kerry Kolsch) who has spent the last SIX months making nasty, unsubstantiated claims all over the internet trying to discredit Kris, saying that Arkansas fixed the voting, would you?…

  60. Q3

    How do you figure that? WWFM has gotten 498 spins this week. The song that is currently #40 on mediabase’s chart, Cobra Starship’s Hot Mess, has gotten 685 spins.

    That’s an 187 spin differential. I don’t think WWFM is going to make up that differential in 2 days.

    Unless I’m all wrong about how the chart is calculated. As I said above, mediabase is predicting WWFM to be #43 on the charts this coming week.

  61. girlygirl —

    I think it looks like #41 unless there is +1 on Open House Party. That 1 spin hits a lot of stations and would close the gap of I calc 6 spins, PulseMusic calc is 4 spins.

    Here the numbers I have — just recheck MediaBase:

    12/10/09: Audience: 8.164 million Total spins: 995 HAC spins: 230 Pop spins: 765

    Current Top 40 to 50:

    40 41 COBRA STARSHIP Hot Mess 961 923 38 2.729
    46 42 UNCLE KRACKER Smile 760 661 99 2.671
    48 43 KINGS OF LEON Sex On Fire 753 616 137 2.516
    64 44 TIMBALAND Carry Out f/Justin Timberlake 748 260 488 4.511
    50 45 SNOOP DOGG Gangsta Luv f/The Dream 711 565 146 1.824

    57 46 ADAM LAMBERT Whataya Want From Me 710 374 336 6.688

    38 47 PINK Funhouse 706 1062 -356 3.258
    51 48 PITBULL Shut It Down f/Akon 690 559 131 6.442
    52 49 JOHN MAYER Heartbreak Warfare 675 530 145 2.386
    47 50 DOWN WITH WEBSTER Rich Girl$ 558 649 -91 1.100

    IDF and PulseMusic board have the same numbers I have.

    And here is what PulseMusic board says: ‘Other songs that have a chance to debut on the final chart of the year are Whataya Want From Me (projected #41, just 4 spins out of the top 40), Smile (projected #42, just 24 spins out of the top 40), Sex On Fire (projected #43, just 28 spins out of the top 40), Gangsta Love (projected #44, just 42 spins out of the top 40), and Shut It Down (projected #45, just 54 spins out of the top 40). Each of these song’s best shot at making the chart is to pass Heartbreak Warfare, which is projected to make the top 40 by just 4 spins. Whichever songs don’t make it this week will have to wait three weeks for their next official chance. It’s going to be one heck of a race!’ 

  62. I though WWFM would make Top 40 before the holiday freeze, but then Z100 added Timbaland’s Carry Out feat./Justin Timberlake. Now its caught fire in just three days and has one of the largest bullets of the sub-Top 40 songs. Unless Kings of Leon’s Use Somebody dropped major spins today, only two songs will be purged and WWFM will just miss.

    There are a good number of songs that will be purged from the Top 40 over the freeze. I expect WWFM will be a solid top 30 song when the chart returns in January.

  63. Honestly – the great ‘gay debate’ around Lambert is becoming incredibly tedious.

    He has a good album – I like Music Again (for its sub-Darkness insanities), Sleepwalker and Broken Open. I like Soaked too, but (don’t shoot me) think that Muse songs sound 100 times better with Muse album arrangements and the Muse lead singer singing them: on FYE’s version I keep waiting for that great Moroccan music to start again and pierce through the track.

    Otherwise, for me, this is not an album that I feel passionate about. There aren’t any songs that I have been rabidly needing to hear over and over again – and this does happen with my favourite albums. But that has clearly been the case for many listeners and I do think it’s good top 40 stuff.

    Which is why it’s such a shame that the whole focus around Lambert, on the net, in the media, on the networks, wherever, seems to bring everything back to: ‘He is gay – how do you feel about that?’

    I know, I know – it’s a huge cultural debate in the US; Adam’s at the zeitgeist of it; it’s all good publicity.

    But if you’re outside that particular bubble, it’s just becoming unbelievably dull.

    Get on with the music already.

  64. PS – for those who say: you must be fascinated with the man, because you’re here talking about him.

    I think he should succeed based on his talent: he is a more talented singer than many acts in the top 40 and has been given good top 40 songs to play with.

    However, I am fascinated with one aspect of Adam and one aspect alone: is he going to succeed or fail.

    To begin with that was – absurdly I admit – focused around my Idol wankdom for Cook. But since that particular – illfounded – angst faded to zero and I gave Lambert a chance, it’s much more about the dichotomy between the industry and media determination that he shall be a star – Cinderella shall go to the ball – and the general public non reaction (so far).

    It’s really interesting to watch.

  65. Im also curious to see if adam introducing people is getting him more spins. Just seems like wasting time from my end, but who knows

    It’s modern day payola. The Tampa station added WWFM at exactly the same time that the Jingle thing was added to his confirmed appearances.

    They also pimped him as “cohosting the 12 noon hour” today, when in reality they played one sentence from a taped phone interview at 12:10 then made people sit thru about 8 songs before playing the rest of the interview.

    Someone called the dj out on it on Twitter and she replied “glad you seem to know how it works” or something like that.

  66. Truthiness
    12/12/2009 at 1:42 am

    Edited, because yeah.

    Meanwhile I continue to love how Adam recycles clothes. It’s his striped shirt from PTFMWB.

    Oh and I flove that coat of his, and digging what I saw of the sweater. He cracks me up with his many layers.

    Me too! Shows alot! Reminds me of old friend blue flannel during AI then that gorg suit he wore for the finale. All of his candid shots are in his pre fame clothing. Like the tee shirt he wore for his BFF bar appearance. That coulda come out of my own kids closet ha ha.

  67. fadetowhite
    12/12/2009 at 5:57 am

    . I like Soaked too, but (don’t shoot me) think that Muse songs sound 100 times better with Muse album arrangements and the Muse lead singer singing them:

    Well if we hadn’t heard Matt’s demo would we even know it was a “muse song”? IDK.

    I love Matt’s fragile vocal on it and agree it’s good. However, Adam’s voice really will never lend itself to that “broken” vocal. One of Adam’s challenges is to overcome the trained ‘perfection” (for lack of a better term)….and that’s not easy considering he’s spent over a decade perfecting it. Rob Cavallo even interviewed he had to ask him to “dirty up the vocal” in part occasionally.

    Now you can make the case that Matt is incapable of doing a Lambert vocal. It’s just not in his skill set or style preference. So comparing the two is sort of a waste.

    But I agree overall with your assessment on Soaked. The ONLY criticism I have of the entire record is that I would prefer the soaring vocal have been reduced to a more intimate vibe. But I still like the song and love the record.

  68. fadetowhite
    12/12/2009 at 6:03 am
    PS ‘“ for those who say: you must be fascinated with the man, because you’re here talking about him.

    I think he should succeed based on his talent: he is a more talented singer than many acts in the top 40 and has been given good top 40 songs to play with.

    However, I am fascinated with one aspect of Adam and one aspect alone: is he going to succeed or fail.

    To begin with that was ‘“ absurdly I admit ‘“ focused around my Idol wankdom for Cook. But since that particular ‘“ illfounded ‘“ angst faded to zero and I gave Lambert a chance, it’s much more about the dichotomy between the industry and media determination that he shall be a star ‘“ Cinderella shall go to the ball ‘“ and the general public non reaction (so far).

    It’s really interesting to watch.

    You've hit upon something that is key, I think, in whether or not Adam makes it as a successful recording artist– and I happen to believe he will.

    Adam can never be "all about the music," much as he deserves it based on talent alone. He wants to succeed on his terms, out and proud, and because of that he is a lightning rod for controversy. As you pointed out, he is at the zeitgeist of the cultural debate and that will not go away for Adam because the conversation has just begun. He started it.

    The industry and the media are ready for him. It remains to be seen whether the American public can embrace him.
    I disagree with your term "non reaction"– Adam gets plenty of reaction.

    What may help him in the long run is that, edgy as he is, he is also something rare and unexpected– a genuinely nice guy. He may look intimidating and exotic but scratch the surface and you find– a sweet, upper middle class, polite young man who loves his mom and is really looking forward to buying a house.

    Adam's secret weapon is that he is– at the core of his being so– normal.

    Of course, we know he is anything but normal, he has an outsized personality to match his outsized talent. But when he does interviews, people like him. They relate to him. They see he's just like their own or their neighbor's kids (only more talented and kind of naughty). That may help him break the barriers of sexual bigotry.

    And then, of course, there is the music.

  69. revcat
    12/12/2009 at 1:51 am

    Well, it does seem kind of crazy. Adam is in NYC on Tuesday, flies back to LA for Spielberg, and turns around right away to fly to the east coast for 2 Jingle Ball events and doesn’t get to sing. BUT’ ¦I don’t think the record company would have sent him flying around like that if they didn’t think that there was some type of payoff regarding making inroads with the dee jays resulting in more spins. Who paid his transportation and hotel, RCA? Sponsors of the gig? I dunno’ ¦

    Adopting Adam’s mantra: Thinking Positive!

    Well I flew that much working for a Fortune 500 company for meetings ALL THE TIME, and can cite employees who were sent to India and flew home for 4 days for Thanksgiving and back. A tremendous waste of money. So there’s nothing unusual about this IMO. And obviously the Jingle appearances were recent additions to get spins so it makes perfect sense. Of all the appearances, the Speilberg was very important IMO. :)

  70. I felt for him when he looked up at Kris singing on the screen and blurted “I’m so jealous!”
    Love his honesty.
    And I was jealous too- but don’t worry, bb, you’ll get there!

  71. tinydance
    12/12/2009 at 1:54 am

    ‘Despite intolerance growing up in our

    culture, Adam is tolerant of others.’ 

    Actually in a couple of interviews Adam himself said that he generalized some of his tour mates based on where they came from; Mid-west, Bible Belt, and the South. That he himself had pre-conceived ideas about them but that he learned from that. uh, that shows that Adam had some intolerant narrow minded views of some of his fellow contestants before he went on the tour. He later was surprised at how nice they were’ ¦now if Danny Gokey had something like that he would’ve been blasted for it.

    Whoa. Ok since you felt this to be important enough to say, and state your definition of “tolerant” here’s my narrative and definition.

    This is a serious mis-characterization. And you forgot to mention that Adam’s pre Idol apprehension of how he may be treated actually came to be.

    The ONLY thing Adam said was he found it funny everyone labeled Kris as “religious” and that he is not the stereotype of that label. He said Danny can be considered “religious” not Kris. That Kris does not see the world thru the religious lens that Danny does and that he and Danny had good conversations and agreed to disagree on the point.

    He stated that he figured this out when he expected Kris to be more “religious” and treat him like his perception of “middle America bible belt” (paraphrasing since I don’t have the quote)…and stipulated it was his “prejudice”. So he was complimenting Kris.

    Considering DANNY GOKEY and MICHAEL SARVER and GOKEY’S ignorant, cousin’s APPALLING BIGOTED outright MEAN HATEFUL actions, it seems ADAM LAMBERT’S INITIAL “PREJUDICE” WAS statistically just less than 100% ACCURATE.

    Perhaps you missed Sarver’s complete turnaround and subsequent praising of Adam Lambert being the one person that had the most influence on him since Idol and that he learned the most from Adam Lambert. In other words, falling all over himself to apologize for his “ungodly acts” towards Adam.

    Feel free to see him say all that on tape in the beautiful Planet Fierce video by skylarvon on youTube.

    I’d like to remind you what tolerance means. Adam is tolerant because he never took A SINGLE ACTION against the people that he may have had preconceived ideas about.

    (and so is Kris IF he had preconceived ideas which obviously he did not and is not in the least comparable to the other bigots Adam’s encountered)

    Conversely, Gokey, Gokey cousin, and Sarver DID TAKE hateful actions against Adam Lambert because of preconceived ideas they held/hold.

    This makes Adam Lambert tolerant and Gokey, Gokey cousin and Sarver intolerant.

    Being INTOLERANT means you actually have to DO SOMETHING that shows your lack of tolerance. What did Adam ever DO justifying his portrayal as “INTOLERANT”?

    .

  72. My tupence about the “troll” conversation-
    The argument about tolerance vs. intolerance, whether it be gay-related or religion-related, no offense, seems a little irrelevant to me.

    I think the point Adam was making in this interview- with which I agree- is that there are people who are using the safety and anonymity of their computers to repeatedly bash people and spread hateful remarks- no matter the reasons for their “hate”- whether it be intolerance or just really hating someone as a performer.
    The thing is with these “trolls” is that they keep returning to anything related to the person they hate and keep posting negative things about that person- which is a bit sad. I honestly don’t get. I DO get why when you become someone’s FAN, then you follow everything related to him/her and comment about it. I also understand if you happen to come by an article about someone you don’t like- you comment your critisism of it. I don’t understand the constant persuit of someone you don’t like just in order to “trash”.
    And it is also very obvious to me that this is something most of these people would never dare do if they actually had to look that person in the face and say it.

  73. Definitions: Merriam-Webster
    Big.ot One intolerantly devoted to his own church, party, or opinion.
    Syn fanatic, enthusiast, zealot.
    Preconception To form an opinion of___ beforehand.
    @ didilynne……..Agree!!!!
    Thats not to say that we should not be aware that the middle path is best
    for there are tiny little ankle biter snouts, looking for some tender ankles
    …..wear thick socks!!!

  74. I don’t why Adam threads seem to always get so serious. He looked so handsome last night. It was nice to see Kradison together. Anyone have current Itunes rankings?

  75. I don’t why Adam threads seem to always get so serious.

    They have a tendency to turn into character trials. Very tedious to read.

  76. Hey- isn’t today the new VH1 top 20 countdown?

    Let’s all keep our fingers crossed for a good debut… I’m sure that will bring some more sales in… I know I’ve done my share of voting for this week!

  77. I am still hoping to see some Vevo video or a video of the SSB but that doesn’t seem to happen. DOn’t know why Vevo is not posting the vid.

  78. I am still hoping to see some Vevo video or a video of the SSB but that doesn’t seem to happen

    Me too! Wonder when and if it will happen…

  79. I am still hoping to see some Vevo video or a video of the SSB but that doesn’t seem to happen. DOn’t know why Vevo is not posting the vid

    I think it’s not on the current agenda for VEVO. VEVO has had tons of tech issues they are dealing with. Several peeps have tweeted about the performance vid and they have not answered.

  80. Would love to see SSB! He looked so emotional in the pictures. Hopefully his sales pick up after all his appearances next week.

  81. I think his sales will drop a bit more this week. Maybe he’ll sell 30-40K?

  82. Hah! What Adams clothes say about him, yeah,OK
    Jackets… He buys us for our impeccable style ,and our do not try to out dress me bitch attitude for I come in glitz and glam or just well cut and
    regal. some times I am soft buttery leather, sensuously clothed I say.
    T shirts… We know that we are so basic and transend style from top to bottom and lend ourselves to town and country.
    Plaid shirts and shirt coats. This is a boy, an every boy and a contradiction naturally!
    Trousers…slacks We are sometimes a extention of a beautifully cut jacket and thus an estension of his exotic ,erotic style. In concert, you may see me ventilated with pleasingly placed vents or tears…., And my oh my, BB wears a pair of skinny jeans, and I mean, wears them like …blue SKIN….We
    make BB just beautiful!!!!!!!
    Other various and sundry well used clothes, occasional baggy pants just show he is not, just, a shallow and beautiful boy, but he is a well rounded,
    thoughtful and kind HUMAN!!!
    Socks….He should wear us because if we walk the bridged path of life the
    tiny snouts of ankle biters lurk to bite any achilles heal they can reach!

  83. thank you to all who posted the Taylor and Adam Hug pics!!
    In an alternate Universe these two in my imagination would have been
    brother and sister.
    I believe, I have previously posted somewhere, …..If I were straight, and if I
    had kids, I would have put in a request for Taylor and Adam clones. I
    cannot think of nicer human beings. I credit their parents for their great success of nature and nurture!!!

  84. Dose anyone have any good reason why Adam is left with only hosting?

    Yes.

    His record label fell for his hype and thought he would have mega hits without having to court radio. So they didn’t develop any kind of radio strategy. Then they released FYE and radio just wasn’t interested. Then Adam embarrassed himself on national TV and the single was pronounced dead. Now they were scrambling.

    They released a new single, pretended all this was completely normal and that they fully intended to waste money on a video for a song they were no longer promoting, and begged for help from the radio stations. Some of whom said ‘we’ll help you out but your boy has to work for it.’

    Hence, Adam is flying all over hell’s creation doing crappy MCing gigs for no money. If RCA had realized that Adam was just another Idol runner-up and not some international rock god, they would have promoted him properly at radio and booked him to play these gigs. They screwed up.

  85. No artists get paid for Jingle Balls. It’s the legal payola for playing the music and certainly well worth it.
    I think Archie also hosted last year’s Z100 JIngle Ball w/o performing so it’s happened before.
    RCA has made bad choices with Adam since they okayed the album cover so I agree with most of sallys’ post.

  86. WWFM is actually moving pretty fast. And if the spins earned from doing these, imo, crappy hosting gigs are helping with that than I say it will be worth it in the end. It is, however, very difficult to watch him introduce acts when he has an amazing record out there, and we all know it must be killing him not to get to sing. I am trying to be patient.

  87. What is odd is that Adam, not singing and only introducing Taylor, got more press and press coverage then most of those who did have a gig. Take a second and look at this morning’s coverage. Adam is listed on the list of entertainers, often Kris is not.

    Besides, based on the attendance at MSG last night the audience was about 75% tweenies with a disgruntled parent in tow. The kids were there for Beiber and Swift, everyone else was just an afterthought to them.

    Now I think it would have been nice for Adam to get a gig or two but realistically singing to 20,000 screaming kids wouldn’t have gotten him any more attention then just walking out on stage with Taylor.

  88. justjude, how right you are – I am having my daughter’s friends sleep over – we have been talking all night (they are 13) about everything from rock, through drugs to sex – if we are open with our kids and give them the respect they deserve, they are going to turn out ok – no matter how much sex or violence is shown on TV, and all that bullshit. It’s up to the parents how their children turn up.
    Adam and Taylor are really a great example of that, while Lindsay Lohan and Miley Cyrus NOT SO MUCH

  89. It’s not all about media attention. And 20,000 screaming kids are 20,000 potential customers for your music.

  90. I have a feeling he will be fine :) Perhaps not as big a star as some people want him to be, but I think even he does not think that – he has said so many times that he is not for everybody – but he will be just fine and I will definitely go see him live if he comes to Europe :)

  91. Watching VH1 top 20 countdown right now…they just intro’d that Adam’s FYE is making its debut! We’ll see what # he is…

  92. Jumpstart on VH1 is debuting ADAM’s video, wonder if they will play it on the Jumpstart, or just the Top 20 countdown. UG, cant believe I have to sit thru some of the other sludge.

  93. “jpfan
    12/12/2009 at 8:58 am
    It’s not all about media attention. And 20,000 screaming kids are 20,000 potential customers for your music.”

    By this logic we should be seeing a huge, huge, jump in sales for Kris this week since he has been on several of these jingle balls, and Jordin too. And based on past history there really doesn’t seem to be any factual basis for this.

    Besides I am sure that many AI watching parents who now know something about Adam would be a little hesitant to put FYE in their kid’s Christmas stocking. And, for the record, WWFM was spun on Z100 during the MSG Jingle Ball and I would guess that it was listened to by a hell of a lot more people then were at the event because New York is a huge market and radio seems to be the way to sell records.

    and why isn’t Allison performing at all of these, instead of a very few. Is she too racy for the tween set or did Jive just over estimate her sales impact?

  94. Adam will be fine. It just might not be as “easy” a path as some thought it would be. He needs a hit song to “break the ice” And I think that is coming—although the Christmas radio freeze makes me a bit nervous.

    I said this a week ago, but I also think that the AMA performance might have made radio a bit scared to put Adam on the bill as a singing act for the Jingle Balls. I hadn’t realized how young the audiences for these things are, and radio might have been afraid of scaring off some ticket-buying parents.

  95. Pre-Christmas presents for young girls seem to be a night out with Mom or Dad at either a Jingle Ball or a performance of the NutCracker. And in both instances the girls are probably about age 12.

  96. I saw FYE on Jumpstart earlier this morning! Never thought I’d be watching VH1 on a Sat. morning. Anything for my boy though!

  97. just saw a tweet that someone will be an opening act for adam’s concert on gridlock!! isnt it great that even if adam is still a newbie he already has an opening act for him!!! love adam so much…

  98. Well if we hadn’t heard Matt’s demo would we even know it was a ‘muse song’ ? IDK.

    I love Matt’s fragile vocal on it and agree it’s good. However, Adam’s voice really will never lend itself to that ‘broken’  vocal.

    Now you can make the case that Matt is incapable of doing a Lambert vocal. It’s just not in his skill set or style preference. So comparing the two is sort of a waste.

    Yeah, but I guess, because I did hear the demo, I do know it’s a Muse song and I prefer it done that way…

    Your last point is absolutely true, but I wasn’t comparing Lambert and Matt per se – beyond that fact that my personal tastes lean more towards the ‘broken vocal’ style, whilst others may veer towards the more trained vocal.

    Where I was comparing was on a Muse song and explaining why I would prefer Muse’s version.

  99. Watching VH1 Top 20 countdown too!!! (can’t believe I wake up early on Sat morning just to watch Cinderella’s music video…)
    Ok, #20…#19…Rhianna’s interview…(now, I’m wishing they’ll do Adam too.). now, #18 Buble…

    ………waiting patiently

  100. So Adam just being at the Jingle Balls being his sweet self, is good. But as far as people buying the Album for their kids for Xmas, maybe they will reconsider because of the AMA, thing, not to be negative, but is the Album really for kids? I wonder if I should give it to my Grandkids, even tho there are plenty of songs on there for the 12 and under, my 12 year old Granddaughter loves Mad World, she sings it for the words, and I wonder if some of the songs are kinda ick for her to sing along with, not being a prude, but as be stated we should be montoring the kids., not Adam., IDK, but I sure as hell love the Album and sing along with every song, dont laugh, no one hears me!!!!!!!

  101. Miss Chaos
    12/12/2009 at 9:15 am

    I think Adam’s album is terrific but the lyrics are pretty adult. Some children hear the words sing the songs and don’t get the meanings at all. Some kids just like the music and never understand the lyrics. Some kids are a little too bright and may snicker and laugh at some of the stuff.

    Ask the parents. Isn’t it up to them?

  102. So Adam just being at the Jingle Balls being his sweet self, is good. But as far as people buying the Album for their kids for Xmas, maybe they will reconsider because of the AMA, thing, not to be negative, but is the Album really for kids? I wonder if I should give it to my Grandkids, even tho there are plenty of songs on there for the 12 and under, my 12 year old Granddaughter loves Mad World, she sings it for the words, and I wonder if some of the songs are kinda ick for her to sing along with, not being a prude, but as be stated we should be montoring the kids., not Adam., IDK, but I sure as hell love the Album and sing along with every song, dont laugh, no one hears me!!!!!!!

    The way I see it, if the kids are still “pure,” then they won’t understand the more adult references (i.e. “work ya til you’re totally blown, menage a trois). If the kids understand the sexual meanings of the lyrics, then it’s too late and the album won’t be the thing that corrupts them :P

  103. menage a trois

    But isn’t the reference to menage a trois pretty harmless in Fever? It’s a threesome between you, me and the stars. Thats actually romantic.

  104. Hey my favorite wine is Menage a Trois, I assume its the mixture of the three different kinds of wine.

  105. But isn’t the reference to menage a trois pretty harmless in Fever? It’s a threesome between you, me and the stars. Thats actually romantic.

    Yes, it is to us Adam fans, but casual listeners seem to freak out about it and not listen to the context. You know, “OMG! The song is so risque! He’s singing about menage a trois! Won’t someone think of the chill’run?!”

  106. chessguy99
    12/12/2009 at 5:35 am
    I though WWFM would make Top 40 before the holiday freeze, but then Z100 added Timbaland’s Carry Out feat./Justin Timberlake. Now its caught fire in just three days and has one of the largest bullets of the sub-Top 40 songs. Unless Kings of Leon’s Use Somebody dropped major spins today, only two songs will be purged and WWFM will just miss.

    There are a good number of songs that will be purged from the Top 40 over the freeze. I expect WWFM will be a solid top 30 song when the chart returns in January.

    I agree that it is probable for #41 but there is a chance that WWFM could make #40. It will be close.

    But it will be solidly in the #30’s in January!

  107. Apparently MC ing is a modern concept of the old payola said by some one way back on thread. He gets spins for doing the intos and the interviews.
    I was sort of on the side of EBER(his Dad who advocated he just apologise)
    …., but not our guy!, for his is stubborn ,and standing by his sense of artistic freedom. I believe this a kind of pennance…..maybe!
    So rather than just sitting on the groceries he is helping himself by doing the work to get heard and talked about for now. Many of the peeps he meet will help him to network or cross reference to opportunities. He is personable and knows how give a really lovely gracious interview= SPIN!!

  108. just saw adam’s pix on jingle ball? wow, how many boots does adam have?wow, even the boots are hot!! i love the one he wore on the view, the one made by nicole royale thats a hot pair of boots!!!adam can be a good endorser!!

  109. My 9 yr old har the album on her mp3. Her and her friends made up a dance to FYE. They go to school. Kids know alot more than parents want to believe. I don’t find the lyrics on Adam’s CD any more adult than anyone else. Even that Justin kid sings about his girlfriend doing him.

  110. I love that video!! esp. the shots of Adam sitting..raised eybrow, delicious grin etc. …added an element of mischevious fun in a close-up shot directly to the viewer that was missinig from the “other performance” ..(would have chosen to lose the snake though)

  111. I think Adam well be just find. I really like his album alot. I actually like all 3 of there album’s and I usually wind up not liking any-one’s albums or if am lucky just one persons. I like FYE even thou my favorite’s are What do you want from me and Music Again. There’s only a couple I don’t like on his album. I also love Strut alot. I want all three of them to have a very long career.

  112. I am always surprised when my daughter tells me about the amount of “simulated sex acts” the kids act out when they are in a group at school. She doesn’t seem shocked at all-because she says it’s “not real”. She really wasn’t at all shocked by Adam’s pretend BJ diring FFYE.

  113. Can the spins increase even if the top lists are frozen during christmas?

  114. wenever i see lane newland (adams pa) i am so jealous!!!i want her job even without pay!!! just to be with adam and being with him almost everyday would be the best payment i can receive!!! so lane if u need a substitute, and get tire of ur job.. just call me ok!!!
    LOL!!

  115. Strut is my daughter’s favorite. She has her little attitude walk she does on the Chorus. That song could have a great video.

  116. I also love Strut alot.

    You and me both, ilovekrisallen39! Seems like most Adam fans scorn Strut in favor of Sure Fire Winner, but I think Strut is better.

  117. sallysimmons
    12/12/2009 at 8:33 am
    His record label fell for his hype and thought he would have mega hits without having to court radio. So they didn’t develop any kind of radio strategy. …..
    (the entire post)

    sallysimmons, are you in marketing or business field? You seem to understand it so well. It’s very difficult for any products, services or people to be successful without marketing/advertisements.

  118. It’s a nice picture of Adam and Taylor. Their body languages and facial expression show their mutual sweetness and fond for for each other.

  119. I really don’t think RCA “fell for the hype”. They are a business company and I doubt they run their business on hype. I don’t think either that they ever though that radio would accept Adam without some convincing.

  120. By this logic we should be seeing a huge, huge, jump in sales for Kris this week since he has been on several of these jingle balls,

    Well, Kris is showing some decent consistency. I’m not exactly sure why Allison is there as Z100 doesn’t play her music. Adam at least is sitting on a potential Top 40 hit. Jingle Balls are smart business and performing on them is a win for an artist. Why else would Taylor Swift be there?

  121. Ya Taylor got the starryeyed thing going like The View ladies and it seems eveyone else that has met him, Even the DJ’s seemed struck by him.

  122. I bet Taylor was sending love from Aimee. Don’t they know each other?

  123. So is #16 good? I love the video of FYE…It looks so good on TV. I also love the close ups on the video. I also adore the beginning when he is walking down the hallway with everyone following him and it’s cool how it goes into slow motion. I hope the video really catches on. How does it work now, do we go back and vote some more for next week to try and get it higher on the list?

  124. VH1 will do top videos of the year for awhile and then return in January. So I think voting is done for 2009 as well.

  125. Saga That’s one of the songs on the album I don’t really like at all. I don’t know why but I can only listen to it for a couple of seconds and then have to turn to a different song. Am starting to like fever better then I use to thou. I can listen to the whole song for it now. I think Adam has one of the best voices I’ve heard. And I hope like I said before that he has a very long lasting career.

  126. I also think RCA has an international strategy that we don’t know about. I know nothing about the music business but even Kelly’s Already Gone took several weeks to get to where it is. Expecting a hit overnight is silly.

  127. Someone said that the CD was released in Australia just now. Not sure if they meant physical CD or itunes but I would guess physical since it has been available on itunes a while. I also heard someone say that they are running adds for FYE on tv but I dont remember if it was in NZ or Australia.

  128. i also love pick u up…fever…if i had you…a loaded smile…and of course whataya want from me…there are soo many hits on this album.

  129. I really don’t think RCA ‘fell for the hype’ . They are a business company and I doubt they run their business on hype. I don’t think either that they ever though that radio would accept Adam without some convincing.

    Okay. Then why didn’t they sign him up for these gigs earlier? Most of the artists for these gigs were announced well in advance of Adam’s joining the list. Why didn’t they have him interviewing with radio stations? Why didn’t the release his single earlier to give it time to build? Why did they change singles?

    The mod at AO may have given us some insight into the timing decision based on him saying that RCA received the tracks late , but that doesn’t explain the rest (or why they didn’t insist on picking the best out of the half-dozen songs they already had in the can as is done with most Idol artists).

    Who knows what is going on, but I do suspect that they thought they would have an easier time with radio than they did. Certainly, it seemed that radio stations were initially very eager to play FYE which may have given them a false impression. Also, other media (such as print and television) are quick to pick up an Adam related topic, so perhaps they thought radio would be more receptive.

  130. Okay. Then why didn’t they sign him up for these gigs earlier?

    Well he is doing them, just not singing. Maybe the radio stations think that is enough for him to get spins. Or maybe they are hesitant letting him perform for such a young aged crowd. All I can say is that I am not worried with their strategy.

  131. RCA likes people to think someone is already a star and throws a ton of promo out at once. Not comparing them as artists but they did a similiar roll out for Katharine McPhee. Her media attention was also OTT. Again, I’m only comparing compaigns not artists or albums.

  132. @ Aggath.hb
    I so agree with how you relate to your 13 year old and her friends.These
    slumber partys are very useful teaching sessions with your child and her friends.
    Disscussion of every subject was wellcome in my home too. Any thing went, from recommended books, to current theories, even about other societies, and other life style. My mother was loved by all the kids, they would come to listen and talk about the interesting . Born an little earlier she wanted to be freedom fighter for the South She would recite parts of martin luther Kings I HAVE A DREAM. Ghandi was also her hero. Sometimes we didn’t fallasleep till late but we drifted off learning something valuable!!!

  133. Kirsten..

    Would it be possible for you to show us the timeline of other songs from new Artists not from Idols and how quickly they made it into the top 40 of radio spins. I keep hearing that Adam’s stuff is doing really poorly and hasn’t been moving up really fast so I would like to compare it to someone else who is new. Thanks.

  134. Adam is not a new artist. He’s an artist from the biggest show on television. No new artist gets the cover of Rolling Stone before they release any original music.What new artist gets Z100 as their first Top 40 add. The good news is that radio is responding very quickly to WWFM.

  135. Would it be possible for you to show us the timeline of other songs from new Artists not from Idols and how quickly they made it into the top 40 of radio spins. I keep hearing that Adam’s stuff is doing really poorly and hasn’t been moving up really fast so I would like to compare it to someone else who is new. Thanks

    That would be a really interesting timeline for you to generate and I cannot wait to see the results of your report. I suggest that you start research with the Pulse Music Board. They have threads for most songs on the Top 40 and depending on the fans for that artist, they will have daily updates of their spin counts. By mining through that data, you may be able to ascertain a pattern. Of course, I cannot dictate the path that you research takes, but some of the interesting sub-cases are Idols, people who became stars on youtube first (such as that Justin kid), people who gained recognition through other media (such as Oriantha), people who gained radio play based on sales (such as Owl City) and people who just slowly gained through efforts from the label. It’s an entire fruit salad of comparisons.

    BTW I personally don’t think that WWFM is doing poorly on Top 40 radio spins. It’s doing quite well. FYE was a flop, but the label is doing a much better job with WWFM (or WWFM is a better song). I can’t help but notice that Adam has started to do radio gigs and radio interviews, so perhaps that is helping. As we can see by the Z100 line-up, radio gigs and interviews are not a crutch used by Idol’s to get spins. Everybody uses them.

    Also, I do see that the FYE video spin is already starting to move some units on iTunes.

  136. oh, well…#16,… there he goes my baby walk so slow…
    I love this video; so artistically crafted. i like the part where he’s sitting on the chair and giving us the eyeflirt. and of course the dancey part with the cane.
    i guess, he needs extra-lovin’ from the fans to push this video to top 10 next week.
    good thing, it’s now on TV!

  137. I dont think RCA thought radio would play Adam just because he’s Adam. I suspect by the time Adam’s song came out the line ups were set for the show. Maybe RCA put out FYE as the first single so people would get FYE album instead of Take One. They did change the name of the single to match the CD. Artist do not do radio interviews every 2 months. Maybe WWFM was there chosen song but it came late and they needed to counter act Take One and they were planning the radio blitz with WWFM. Who knows and really who cares. Everything is conjecture.

  138. jpfan
    12/12/2009 at 10:13 am

    Is Adam an established Artist because of his American Idol career? Then Kris and Danny and Allison should be moving at the same pace he is and doing just as well in their sales.

    It is difficult to understand the double standard that is insinuated for Adam. He walked off of Idol with exactly the same viewer base that the other top 10 Idols did. He toured on the same tour. And he has released singles and album just like other Season 8 finishers have done.

    He has worked hard to get media attention, much of which has been very unfavorable. All of the top 4 Idols have PR teams who are trying to put them out into the music buying consciousness.

    So I’ll be fair. Lets compare WWFM to LLWD and to FIBOU and also to Cooks and Archies single’s from their albums debut from last year. Both on Pop and HAC. That should give us a fair barometer to measure from.

    And before people begin arguing about this isn’t Adam’s first single, remember Cook had Time of My Life and Kris had No Boundaries released to radio.

  139. I am not a numbers guru wouldn’t even know where to begin. I am asking because there are many people here that have a real knowledge of these things and are very good at posting these numbers. If this is too big of a task I am sorry for asking.

  140. I’m confused. No one is saying WWFM is a flop. It’s actually doing very well on radio. I think it’s moving up the Top 40 chart extremely quickly.
    It probably compares very well to other Idol singles in radio play. However, it compares poorly in sales. Crush sold around 200K its first two weeks (could even be more).

  141. Okay. Then why didn’t they sign him up for these gigs earlier? Most of the artists for these gigs were announced well in advance of Adam’s joining the list. Why didn’t they have him interviewing with radio stations?</blockquote

    do people think that Adam playing at these jingle balls wld have made a difference to sales & radio play. cos I see kris singing at like 20 and Allison up there as well and i don't see any difference in their sales or radio play. is Allsion even on the radio at all. she might do all these balls and still not get played. so i think it doesn't even matter . but i cld be wrong.

  142. I expect WWFM to go up in sales in exactly the same way LLWD has done. (Sorry, I couldn’t edit my post). And I expect WWFM to be a bigger hit on Top 40 than LLWD.

  143. saga
    12/12/2009 at 9:41 am
    Can the spins increase even if the top lists are frozen during christmas?

    Yes, no matter what happens on the yearend chart, WWFM can and almost certainly will continue to get spins.

    Okay. Then why didn’t they sign him up for these gigs earlier? Most of the artists for these gigs were announced well in advance of Adam’s joining the list. Why didn’t they have him interviewing with radio stations? Why didn’t the release his single earlier to give it time to build? Why did they change singles?

    The mod at AO may have given us some insight into the timing decision based on him saying that RCA received the tracks late , but that doesn’t explain the rest (or why they didn’t insist on picking the best out of the half-dozen songs they already had in the can as is done with most Idol artists).

    Who knows what is going on, but I do suspect that they thought they would have an easier time with radio than they did. Certainly, it seemed that radio stations were initially very eager to play FYE which may have given them a false impression. Also, other media (such as print and television) are quick to pick up an Adam related topic, so perhaps they thought radio would be more receptive.

    We know 3 things about Adam Lambert and radio airplay:

    1. RCA got the single to the PD’s/MD’s 1 days before the FYE radio add date.

    2. RCA/Adam never invested time or money in promoting FYE to US radio. Adam only did 1 radio promo for FYE [KIIS FM LA prerelased interview and world preview] and that really was a promo for the upcoming AMA performance.

    FYE is being played on the radio regularly in at least 7 countries — Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Philippines, Singapore, Iceland, and Finland. I read that it was also being played in Denmark but cannot confirm. So it may be that this FYE was not intended for US radio airplay in the first place.

    3. WWFM appears to have been picked as a single before the album was released because a. it was one of the FYE CE album advance downloads, b. the sticker on the FYE CD lists WWFM on it right after FYE, and c. the RCA “Adam” launch kit makes it clear that they were also releasing WWFM as a single.

    No launch of any post Idol alum [or any other new artist] has looked anything like this. This is clearly a new playbook. It has been different since the day they issued the record contract announcement. Barry Weiss, Chairman & CEO RCA/JIVE Label Group, was quoted in the announcement that Adam was signed to a record contract:

    “There are no longer any rules in terms of where the world’s next superstars may come from. We are thrilled to be getting involved with Adam Lambert as we all at RCA Records believe he is one of those rare, future global stars”.

    IMO the Adam/RCA/19 strategy has been focused on making Adam a global star — just like they said in the initial press release. Given that Adam has only been relly working on promo since the 10/25/09, so far looks like they have done pretty well. (Note; granted Adam started to frame his professional image on Idol in the Final MW performance, one tour with the production design [A-D-A-M] and postapocalyptic fashion, and even with the snake on the cover of Rolling Stone.)

    And last week, RCA revealed that they will release FYE in Brazil in January, along with Japan and UK. Not just sell the US Import, but actually do a release. I believe this Adam is the only Idol alum except Kelly to have a real release in Brazil. And Adam has said in interviews on Canadian, New Zealand and Australian radio that he will be touring internationally early next year. [This sounds like a promo tour, not a concert tour.] The evidence is mounting that we are watching a global launch, not a US launch, for Adam.

  144. #16 is pretty good for a song that basically does not exist on radio. I think it is right around where Kris debut.

  145. Where I was comparing was on a Muse song and explaining why I would prefer Muse’s version.

    Well I’m with you in preferring Muse’s version of the song, but for me (for you) personally it wasn’t that Adam’s voice was too trained and didn’t have the broken quality, it’s that the production was too heavy and overdone. The demo was much sparer and even the piano parts and the like weren’t some full orchestra and not with some wall of sound coming in. When it was just Adam in the beginning of his version of the song and going back to it later in the song, I think those parts are nice. But it’s that middle part where it becomes Broadway/Barry Manilow (Ready To Take A Chance Again) and makes the song les interesting than it could be. I blame Rob Cavallo more than Adam’s vocal quality, because I think it’s the production of it that does the song in. I also am not fond of Music Again and TfM, so Rob doesn’t do it for me it seems with AI peeps. I like some of his non-AI work, but thus far I remain unimpressed by his AI produced stuff.

    But back to Soaked, I was heartened to hear that Adam after hearing the track did think it a bit Broadway and OTT, though he still went with putting it on the album, I think that was more having a Muse song and also not having time to be able to re-do the song. Glad he didn’t go with Suburban Decay if it was even more Broadway/OTT than Soaked was.

    Oh getting back to Jingle Balls, yeah not seeng how Adam would perform Soaked at them, even if he was performing (which he’s not, damn it!) and highly doubtful for NYE gig. But I would be interested in seeing how they could manage to do a more spare version, live. Mostly I would love to see how Adam could do the song without all the overprocessed wall of sound crap in parts of it.

  146. I believe this Adam is the only Idol alum except Kelly to have a real release in Brazil.

    Jordin also released in Brazil. I get so annoyed when people act like Adam was the first Idol to be launched overseas with their first album. Jordin had a gold album is Austria, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK.

  147. I guess I miss something along the way, but, why is Adam NOT performing at the Jingle Balls?

  148. I admit that I don’t really understand why FYE would be a risky song for US radio but apparently it is. To me it is very much a top40 song. WWFM is a very safe song, very non agressive, nice and mid tempo.

    If I would chose one of them to market internationally I would chose FYE without any hesitation. I think dance music and a song with a strong visuals resonate more with the international music scene. WWFM is more rock but not the kind of rock that I see selling internationally. Music Again would probably be better than WWFM internationally.

  149. So I’ll be fair. Lets compare WWFM to LLWD and to FIBOU and also to Cooks and Archies single’s from their albums debut from last year. Both on Pop and HAC. That should give us a fair barometer to measure from.

    You’ll never get a fair comparison because the songs have a different backgrounds. I’ll do this from the official add dates because that’s when the label throws it’s full effort behind the single.

    Archie: “Crush”: Entered the top 40 at 31 on August 25th. Entered top 40 on HAC at 36 on Sept 1st. I think the add date was August 12th .

    Cook: “Light On”: Entered the top 40 on Pop at 34 on Nov 17th. Entered the top 40 on HAC at 39 on October 20th. I don’t remember the add date.

    Kris: “Live Like We’re Dying”: Entered the top 40 on Pop at 38 on Nov 8th. Entered the top 40 on HAC at 32 on October 25th. Add date was October 12th.

    Allison: “Friday, I’ll be Over You” – Has not yet entered the top 40 on HAC or Pop. Add date, 6.5 weeks ago

    Adam: “For Your Entertainment” – Has not yet entered the top 40 on HAC or Pop. Add date 5.5 weeks ago

    Adam: “Wattaya Want from Me” – Has not yet entered the top 40 on HAC or Pop. Add date 2.5 weeks ago.

  150. I agree about Adam and the global push. So Rihanna has a world tour coming up. Who’s opening for her? They looked pretty cozy at Vevo!

  151. We know 3 things about Adam Lambert and radio airplay:

    1. RCA got the single to the PD’s/MD’s 1 days before the FYE radio add date.

    Really? Then how did it manage to get all those spins between Friday and Monday? Were they playing MP3s they ripped from the youtube rip of Ryan playing it? If they went to those lengths, they must have been uber excited to play that song. Truly puzzling that it fizzled after all those efforts on the part of the radio program managers.

  152. Q3, thanks for explaining the international angle so clearly.

    Sometimes Americans think it’s all about us/US and our radio stations . . . but RCA has the big picture in front of them:

    “world’s next superstar”

    “rare, future global star”

    And part of me thinks, good – they deserve him more.

  153. I do think idols are treated like new artist by the radio the first time they release their singles. The advantage idols have is that they already have a loyal fan base that boosts their first week album sales and help with radio requests. So they are new artist but with a fan base.

  154. I guess most Adam fans are on this thread, so I will post this here. Adam’s FYE and TFM videos are very high up on the MTV most viewed, most highly rated and most commented charts. Good huh?

    I don’t mean to be snippy but you have posted this on several threads like it is a big deal. It only has 8,000 views on mtv and 60 comments. Say on average someone has watched it 4 times since it was posted. That means were talking about 2,000 people having watched it, propbably the amount of Adam fans who read MJs, it really isn’t impressive.

  155. Disclaimer: I didn’t read most of the responses, and I don’t know about numbers in the music industry.

    That said, from my own little world I think Adam is doing very well. I do think there is a bit of a double standard that he is working against, but I think he is working hard and doing well despite of it. My mom and I just had a conversation about this the other day. She said several years ago Adam’s AMA performance (Sorry to bring this up. I know. Needs to die out) would have made her pretty uncomfortable. She is still becoming more and more open minded about all this. I think it’s cool. Of course, the Brittany, Madonna, and Christina kiss also wasn’t really her (or my) cup of tea. And I have heard people putting all the hate off on “the Conservatives.” Well, my entire family tends to be on the (VERY) conservative side of things politically, and the family who know about Adam loves him!

    Okay, and also I have noticed sometimes hit singles take quite awhile to get there. One example…Ke$ha’s TiK ToK came out in August and is just now rising up into the Top 10 on Itunes and getting radio play. It still isn’t getting radio play where I live. They are SO slow about playing new hits. I barely listen anymore because you can only listen to Whatcha Say and Fireflies so many times. “All the Hits” does NOT include “I Like Big Butts” which they STILL play. Argh!

  156. kirsten-

    how do u know so much about radio? i know youve said you know all about mediabase and radio blah blah blah and give the “weekly updates”….just curious how your “in the know” about what exactly goes on….r u a radio programmer/in the industry/…or just a fan??? curious becuz everyone seems to take your advice

  157. “Jordin also released in Brazil. I get so annoyed when people act like Adam was the first Idol to be launched overseas with their first album. Jordin had a gold album is Austria, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK.”

    I can see this unauthenticated information on Wiki but I can’t find any cross references that would justify some of this information. Any verification available?

  158. I think RCA should have had Down The Rabbit Hole in the regular album and released it as the first single and made a MV like yesterday.

  159. I don’t mean to be snippy but you have posted this on several threads like it is a big deal. It only has 8,000 views on mtv and 60 comments. Say on average someone has watched it 4 times since it was posted. That means were talking about 2,000 people having watched it, propbably the amount of Adam fans who read MJs, it really isn’t impressive.

    Well I agree it’s not impressive, but sometimes it can be nice to share things with others to be excited about it and or discuss. Though yes, if it’s meant to impress beyond that? not feeling it.

  160. I guess most Adam fans are on this thread, so I will post this here. Adam’s FYE and TFM videos are very high up on the MTV most viewed, most highly rated and most commented charts. Good huh?

    It is excellent news. Even if all of the viewers and commenters are crazy fangirls, it puts the videos on the top of the lists so that when others are looking for something to watch they will see them first. The videos are both awesome – especially FYE, compared with the other boring videos out there, with a few exceptions like Lady GaGa. Of course that’s just my opinion because I am looking for something more entertaining that someone standing around singing.

    I wouldn’t get hung up on the view count either. FYE has only been released for less than a week on MTV. Some of the others have been there for months or years.

  161. When Adam Lambert sang ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’

    Singing before a crowd packed with Hollywood’s most powerful suits, from Jeffrey Katzenberg, Frank Marshall, Kathleen Kennedy to Stacey Snider, Adam put his individual stamp on the US national anthem toward the end when, as expected these days, he added vocal embellishments. The audience gave Adam a thunderous ovation for his soaring a cappella rendition.

    I need to hear this.

  162. Have been reading the comments board here and we are all discussing the success or failure of RCA/Adam’s marketing and radio plays and sales etc etc. Just a few things from my side-

    Somebody in the earlier post said that RCA did not dictate Adam with the cover. I personally am glad that they didnt! Really glad that he had so much say.

    Another comment was about the sexual references in Adam’s songs. Don’t almost all songs these days have sexual references and double entendres? “I wanna ride your disco stick” … really? Ok, maybe Taylor Swift is clean fun but songs that i hear these days on the radio all have sexual references.

    I think Adam will do well internationally. thats the good thing. I am in Singapore and the last two times I went to the Cd shop, i couldnt find his CD and its one of the toppers right now. The week of the David Letterman show, they actually advertised “ADAM LAMBERT on DAVID LETTERMAN’ to my surprise on Star tv, a regional tv channel. I have never seem them to that for any other American Idol. I also keep hearing FYE on the radio every single day!!!!

    The FYE video – they played it this morning on MTV Asia as well! It was on MTV Fresh. I jumped with joy when I saw it.

    Oh btw, about the FYE video.. do check out at 00.50 sec . The look that he gives is adamgasmic! Is it just me, or do others feel the same way as well?

    So our boy will do okay. It might take time but he will be okay.

  163. Jpfan: No one is saying WWFM is a flop. It’s actually doing very well on radio. I think it’s moving up the Top 40 chart extremely quickly. It probably compares very well to other Idol singles in radio play. However, it compares poorly in sales. Crush sold around 200K its first two weeks (could even be more).

    But Crush debuted on Z100 (8/1/08) eleven days before it was ever available for sale (8/12/08). And that was a full three months before you could buy the album (11/11/08). How is that comparable at all to a single being pushed after the album has already dropped?

    I don’t dispute that Crush was a big hit for Archie and it ultimately pulled in a lot of non-Idol viewers. But those first two weeks represented pent-up demand from mostly Idol fans who then got a second copy when they bought the album. Both Cook and Archie released their first singles well in advance of their albums and the initial sales numbers reflect that fact. Somehow this point always seems to get lost in the comparison discussions.

  164. Oh btw, about the FYE video.. do check out at 00.50 sec . The look that he gives is adamgasmic! Is it just me, or do others feel the same way as well?

    me 2. But the parts I like the most are the collective bow down and Adam’s drop it.

  165. I think Archie also hosted last year’s Z100 Jingle Ball w/o performing so it’s happened before.

    Archie performed at the Z100 Jingle Ball last year.

    Adam is not a new artist.

    Adam is a new artist. The fact that he came from AI doesn’t change that.

    ‘Jordin also released in Brazil. I get so annoyed when people act like Adam was the first Idol to be launched overseas with their first album. Jordin had a gold album is Austria, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK.’ 

    I can see this unauthenticated information on Wiki but I can’t find any cross references that would justify some of this information. Any verification available?

    Here’s a video of Jordin receiving her gold album award in New Zealand
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5tenpnDmEQ

    I don’t follow Jordin closely, but I have no reason to doubt that her debut album went gold in those other countries.

  166. Okay. Then why didn’t they sign him up for these gigs earlier?

    I don’t know how all of this works, but maybe it isn’t in Adam’s budget to perform? Perhaps a chunk of his promo budget was spent on the AMAs? And for these Jingle Balls, wouldn’t the whole band have to be flown to all of these gigs? And perhaps his managers think hosting gets him the same, if not more spins, as performing so they are going this path? So perhaps this was always the plan? I mean I don’t know if hosting is a last minute gig. Who did these stations bump to give the hosting gigs to Adam? IDK, but I think it’s more complicated than “ohhhh, Adam’s people thought he didn’t need promo and now look, they had to beg just to get him the hosting gig” viewpoint, IMHO.

  167. It’s not all about media attention. And 20,000 screaming kids are 20,000 potential customers for your music.’ 

    By this logic we should be seeing a huge, huge, jump in sales for Kris this week since he has been on several of these jingle balls, and Jordin too. And based on past history there really doesn’t seem to be any factual basis for this.

    Actually, Kris has done several of these Jingle Balls already. The biggest jump I’ve seen was for Kris’ album after the SYTYCD performance. It seems to me that certain TV shows increase sales more than these JBBs.

    Maybe there are just so many acts- they all just start running together for the tweenies who are there for Justin Beiber and Taylor Swift. I don’t really know. It will be interesting to see what kind of movement LLWD shows in the next couple of days.

    Also, mvs seem to help increase single sales. I thought music videos were dead, but I guess they still help sell singles.

    Adam is not a new artist. He’s an artist from the biggest show on television.

    He is whatever Kris, Allison, and Danny are. Either they are all “new artist” or none of them are.

  168. So is #16 good? I love the video of FYE’ ¦It looks so good on TV. I also love the close ups on the video. I also adore the beginning when he is walking down the hallway with everyone following him and it’s cool how it goes into slow motion. I hope the video really catches on. How does it work now, do we go back and vote some more for next week to try and get it higher on the list?

    Probably already been answered but yes this is good for a debut. It was just made available to vote on this past week. But if you want it to 1.Stay on the VH1 countdown and 2. Go higher you have to keep on voting!

  169. Adam Lambert came to ROCKIT last nite when I was spinning & thanked me for playing his song! (he was sweet & surprisingly tall)… :)

    Tweeted from Keo Nozari – Bio: Bio Keo Nozari, a Billboard Top 20 recording artist and well-known NYC DJ — loves boys, fun, spirituality and above all MUSIC :)

    More good PR for Adam!!

  170. I don’t know how all of this works, but maybe it isn’t in Adam’s budget to perform? Perhaps a chunk of his promo budget was spent on the AMAs? And for these Jingle Balls, wouldn’t the whole band have to be flown to all of these gigs? And perhaps his managers think hosting gets him the same, if not more spins, as performing so they are going this path? So perhaps this was always the plan?

    I get the sense that Adam was a “last minute” addition with the Jingle Jam/Ball hosting gigs he has been getting. Maybe that’s part of the reason why he’s only hosting and not actually performing. Maybe they couldn’t fit him into a performance slot at the last minute because the line-ups were already set weeks in advance? I don’t know, it’s just a guess on my part.

    I’m also curious about why Allison isn’t performing at more of these Jingle Ball/Jam shows, especially considering she’s on the same label as Kris. I really don’t understand Jive’s game plan with her.

  171. Ok, I posted the MTV link on exactly two threads not several and have gotten some interesting comments. I was just happy for Adam that the vids are doing so well and not trying to prove anything. Very happy for Adam on VH1 Top 20 #16 (not that that means anything of course,LOL!)

  172. Very happy for Adam on VH1 Top 20 #16 (not that that means anything of course,LOL!)

    It means something to me!

    BTW – I scrolled quickly through the top 50 and didn’t see LLWD. Did I miss it?

  173. Besides I am sure that many AI watching parents who now know something about Adam would be a little hesitant to put FYE in their kid’s Christmas stocking

    If you are comfortable buying Lady Gaga or Rihanna for your kid’s stocking, FYE will be fine.
    If your kid is more at the “Disney Stage”, (Miley, Beiber, Gomez) you could still allow them to download 90% of the album onto their IPod.
    Judging from what junior high kids are listening to these days,(Just go to one of their dances!) I would think that kids in middle school and up wouldn’t blink an eye at any of the lyrics on FYE.
    Ultimately, it’s up to the parents!

  174. I’m also curious about why Allison isn’t performing at more of these Jingle Ball/Jam shows, especially considering she’s on the same label as Kris. I really don’t understand Jive’s game plan with her.

    Again, maybe it’s the expense of paying the band and the band’s expenses? We know she would have been available to be booked way in advance. So that is why I wonder if some of this has to do with money….but I don’t know. I think for Allison, this gig would make much more sense than it does for Adam. This is Allison’s demographic in a way. And by the way, Archie should have been the Bierber kid last year. Maybe he was? How do Archie’s and Bierber’s sales compare.

  175. Ok, I posted the MTV link on exactly two threads not several and have gotten some interesting comments. I was just happy for Adam that the vids are doing so well and not trying to prove anything. Very happy for Adam on VH1 Top 20 #16.

    I appreciate you posting the update since I haven’t been following how well the video is doing! I think it is GREAT NEWS! The FYE video is HAWT and I’m happy that it is being seen by a wider audience than those inside the AI bubble. Thanks for posting the exciting news!

  176. I think Adam will do well internationally. thats the good thing. I am in Singapore and the last two times I went to the Cd shop, i couldnt find his CD and its one of the toppers right now. The week of the David Letterman show, they actually advertised ‘ADAM LAMBERT on DAVID LETTERMAN’ to my surprise on Star tv, a regional tv channel. I have never seem them do that for any other American Idol. I also keep hearing FYE on the radio every single day!!!!The FYE video ‘“ they played it this morning on MTV Asia as well! It was on MTV Fresh.

    And I remember those FYE dancers on youtube that Adam tweeted and the Singapore Idol Top 3 singing FYE.

    Girl..so much Adam love in your country. I am now packing & moving to Singapore!!!

  177. My husband and I both watch VH1 top 20 countdown. We have DVR so we watch it a little at a time as opposed to sitting on our butts for 2 hours! We like being exposed to songs and artists that are new to us. So I’m especially happy to see FYE on the show! I have no ideas what the ratings are, but the show is replayed several times during the week so it’s good promotion. Every little bit helps!

  178. I don’t find the lyrics on Adam’s CD any more adult than anyone else. Even that Justin kid sings about his girlfriend doing him.

    Ewwww, clutching pearls (not really but the thought is gross this early in the morining!)

  179. edit: No blog on blog talk please. The other threads are NOT the topic

  180. I can see this unauthenticated information on Wiki but I can’t find any cross references that would justify some of this information. Any verification available?

    Jordin has done promotional tours in Australia and the UK that I know of. I’ve also seen her singles on international charts. So yes, she has been launched globally. That is a fact.

  181. I have a question? Maybe I am dense but if an artist’s album is doing better than his singles, why are the single sales important? I mean, if more people already have the album, why buy a single? I understand the radio spins being important because that introduces more people to the music, which in turn makes them want to buy the album. As an artist, aren’t album sales way better than single sales? More money?Color me confused!

  182. I think Adam will do well internationally. thats the good thing. I am in Singapore and the last two times I went to the Cd shop, i couldnt find his CD and its one of the toppers right now. The week of the David Letterman show, they actually advertised ‘ADAM LAMBERT on DAVID LETTERMAN’ to my surprise on Star tv, a regional tv channel. I have never seem them to that for any other American Idol. I also keep hearing FYE on the radio every single day!!!!

    Singapore is huge Adam territory. All of Asia is. Add in the rest of Malaysia, plus Indonesia, plus Vietnam, plus China (not counting Hong Kong, also big with English-language radio too), plus Japan and the Phillipines (where they maybe don’t buy as many CDs, but will go to live performances and are still big Adam fans). Because Adam is a new artist, the CD pirates have apparently not bothered to counterfeit his new CD, FYE, yet. It is apparently selling in Wal-Marts in China, well enough to sell out, I hear. Wal-Mart better rack up those Chinese sales of FYE before the pirates take over.

    Europe will be at least modestly OK for Adam. Right now, Adam is very big in Finland. Also Portugal (of all places). Those two countries have a disproportionate amount of Adam fans. And of course there’s the UK and the Netherlands and Germany and Austria and Denmark.

    I think most people agree that Adam is a new artist by most accepted definitions. However, unlike most previous American Idol alumni — and please note I said “most”, not all, because I know he’s not alone — Adam has an extensive body of work before AI.

    For example, videos of songs he has sung on Upright Cabaret, such as “I just love you” have around 300,000 hits on YouTube for one version alone, and the charming ballad, “Come home”, which many think is one of Adam’s best songs of all, has hundreds of thousands of hits on YouTube. It’s because of facts like that, that some are tempted to say Adam isn’t a “new” artist.

    When Adam sings from the heart, as he does in those incredible Upright Cabaret performances, to say nothing of “Mad world” and many others, he is able to connect with people’s soul and heart in a way that very, very few performers have been able to before. When he gets into that special wavelength and looks into your eyes, it’s all over. Just my opinion. You may disagree.

  183. GaryJ- I agree 100%. The fact that he has been able to chart so well in so many countries with no promo whatsoever just floors me. Next year is going to be huge for Adam overseas and eventually the US, IMO.

  184. When he gets into that special wavelength and looks into your eyes, it’s all over. Just my opinion. You may disagree.

    I AGREE. :)

  185. Oh- that recap of the Star Spangled Banner just made me extremely impatient for some sort of video (hopefully- and official version- we know the event was taped!) to emerge…

  186. Your last point is absolutely true, but I wasn’t comparing Lambert and Matt per se ‘“ beyond that fact that my personal tastes lean more towards the ‘broken vocal’ style, whilst others may veer towards the more trained vocal.

    LOL I usually do too… that’s the schizophrenic in me, I just listened to Matt’s again and always enjoy it alot. I make that comparison between Freddie & Adam, too…look forward to Adam finding a mix…being a little more raw like Freddie always was. Poor guy being over analyzed ad nauseum (by me ha ha).

  187. But back to Soaked, I was heartened to hear that Adam after hearing the track did think it a bit Broadway and OTT, though he still went with putting it on the album, I think that was more having a Muse song and also not having time to be able to re-do the song.

    But his affection for the song was so sincere on Sirius Larry Flick. I think the song and sentiment was important to him. And he said he considered not using it because of the drama even though it was a Matt song. Queerty also found alot of value in the song and interview after then did a 180 and stopped bashing Adam. They featured it for awhile. :)

    Interview

  188. saga
    12/12/2009 at 10:57 am

    I admit that I don’t really understand why FYE would be a risky song for US radio but apparently it is. To me it is very much a top40 song. WWFM is a very safe song, very non agressive, nice and mid tempo.

    I forget which interview but Adam made a strong point that he really insisted FYE be the “first” single because he wanted a complete break from the safe cute AI image. What’s puzzling to me is that to date, he’s never once mentioned the double entendre to his fans, which without a doubt was the whole genesis of those [genius in my opinion] personalized and specific lyrics. Which is why FYE is my sentimental favorite song for the debut. I feel that omission is VERY intentional and determined because it could have been a very easy “out” when explaining the song.

    This is what I love about Adam. He’s willing to walk his own path even when others likely would advise a different one. He has a pov and strategy and that should serve him well.

    I also saw the thrill in his face when he was talking about the videos and “being allowed” to have direct input and creative choices. That may have been on the Logo interview, I get them mixed up.

    I think he’s pretty happy with the support he’s had so far. And in the bonus footage on the cover, styling, videos etc he’s so endearing how he states “he gives his opinion without hurting anyone’s feelings then they all decide as a group”.

    It’s easy to forget he’s still a kid in many ways and all this is so new for him. “without hurting anybody’s feelings” isn’t the most common sentiment you hear in this business lol.

  189. Q3: And last week, RCA revealed that they will release FYE in Brazil in January, along with Japan and UK. Not just sell the US Import, but actually do a release. I believe this Adam is the only Idol alum except Kelly to have a real release in Brazil.

    Jordin also released in Brazil. I get so annoyed when people act like Adam was the first Idol to be launched overseas with their first album. Jordin had a gold album is Austria, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the UK.

    My point it makes little sense to look at the Adam launch strategy in context of a US launch because that is not what RCA appears to be doing. They appear to be working on a global launch strategy — and with UK, Japan and Brazilian versions getting released within 60 days of the US release, they are moving very rapidly to do it.

    IMO the strategy does not like like a typical Idol or new American pop/rock singer launch. Don’t know if it is better or worse, but just saying it is different.

    I did not write that this was the first Idol to be promoted internationally — Archie’s album was released in quite a number of countries, for example. And even more rapidly than they are doing with Adam’s.

    Regarding the specific reference to Brazil, I wrote “I believe” because I did not research the fact that it was second only to Kelly’s debut — just picked it from from a news report. According to Wiki and a couple Jordin fan sites her first album was “released” in US, Canada, Australia, NZ, UK, Brazil, Germany, Poland and Italy. I can only find records for three versions of the album: US, UK and Australia. I think that Idol fans use the term “released” to included when the US import is promoted in another country. So if there is a Jordin expect around perhaps they can explain what versions were produced.

    “Jordin Sparks” album was certified gold in 5 other countries:

    Austria Albums 31,000 units Gold
    Australia ARIA Albums 50,000+ units Gold (can’t find the total sales #’s)
    Canada 73,000 units Gold
    New Zealand RIANZ 7,800 units Gold
    UK Albums Chart 120,000 units Gold

    IMHO the only Idol alum who has really built a broad international fanbase is still Kelly.

    NOTE: Jive also moved yery quickly to release Archie in Asia — even faster than RCA is doing with Adam.

  190. adams song is played few and far between on z100, although kris song is on constantly. how is it determined how many spins a song gets?

  191. What’s puzzling to me is that to date, he’s never once mentioned the double entendre to his fans, which without a doubt was the whole genesis of those [genius in my opinion] personalized and specific lyrics. Which is why FYE is my sentimental favorite song for the debut. I feel that omission is VERY intentional and determined because it could have been a very easy ‘out’  when explaining the song.

    In the interview with…I can’t remember… but he described a lot of the songs on FYE and the thought processes behind them. He talks about FYE, but not the S&M bondage interpretation, but in the “entertainment” interpretation..that he would give us what we didn’t expect as far as his post idol music. I was surprised he described it this way, especially after seeing the AMA performance. I am going to hunt for that interview and I will find it and post it here!

  192. adams song is played few and far between on z100, although kris song is on constantly. how is it determined how many spins a song gets?

    Z100 is WHTZ, right? At the moment WWFM is their 7th most frequently played song. It was last played at 4:16 EST.

    What’s puzzling to me is that to date, he’s never once mentioned the double entendre to his fans, which without a doubt was the whole genesis of those [genius in my opinion] personalized and specific lyrics.

    Adam definitely mentioned that FYE had a double meaning of being here for our entertainment in his role as an entertainer. It was a video interview and I can picture it in my mind…maybe it was either the Cantiello or Slezak interview immediately after the AMA’s?

    ETA, yes, mama2dasha remembers the same one…I’m not losing my mind after all, LOL

  193. is he singing at any of the jingle balls..or is he just mcing them? i miss him singing..i wish i could go and see a 40 minute set for new years. i hope he sings “if i had you”…what a great radio friendly song (and my favorite uplifting one when i am at the gym)…i think that song is a real bonified hit.

    and, as a slow song…sleepwalker is great.

  194. I’m a little dumb….what is the “holiday freeze” in music that everyone talks about?

  195. He isn’t scheduled to sing at the Jingle Balls. I’m always up for a “surprise” though!

    I so wish I could go to that NYE!! I’d love a 40 min Adam concert to kick off the new year. Weird that Adam’s camp hasn’t “confirmed” this gig yet. Or have they and I missed it?

  196. I’m a little dumb’ ¦.what is the ‘holiday freeze’  in music that everyone talks about?

    Radio stations’ playlists go into a holding pattern where they don’t add/drop songs or change play amounts much. I’m not sure of the exact dates, but know that Adam’s last chance to get into top 40 before the freeze is his rank on monday. The freeze will last until after New Years. It would be great if Adam could make top 40 before the freeze because there are many top 40 radio stations that literally play only the top 40 songs…so that would be a lot more airplay over the next 2-3 weeks that he won’t get if he misses the top 40.

  197. In the interview with’ ¦I can’t remember’ ¦ but he described a lot of the songs on FYE and the thought processes behind them. He talks about FYE, but not the S&M bondage interpretation, but in the ‘entertainment’  interpretation..that he would give us what we didn’t expect as far as his post idol music. I was surprised he described it this way, especially after seeing the AMA performance. I am going to hunt for that interview and I will find it and post it here!

    OK I found one interview. Its the Itunes 24 min interview that came with the deluxe album. BTW if you didn’t buy the deluxe-its worth it just for this interview-its the best Adam interview I have seen.

    In it, he talks about FYE. The word sexual, sex, anything relating to sex is NEVER mentioned. He says the song is to tell people not to get freaked out by the music on the album-cuz its for their entertainment. Thats the only message he ascribes to the song. AND he say that Michael Jackson was his inspiration for how he sang it-as a hard, driving vocal as opposed to a light poppy vocal.

    I am bewildered. How he could talk this way about the song before the album came out, and then do a 360 and produce it as such a sex charged song. (not that I mind that, I am just confused)

  198. I am bewildered. How he could talk this way about the song before the album came out, and then do a 360 and produce it as such a sex charged song. (not that I mind that, I am just confused)

    He got caught up in the moment! lol

  199. He got caught up in the moment! lol

    A loooong moment LOL He made the video before the AMA’s and the video is all about sex!

  200. How he could talk this way about the song before the album came out, and then do a 360 and produce it as such a sex charged song. (not that I mind that, I am just confused)

    Adrenaline is a funny thing…
    LOL

  201. I am bewildered. How he could talk this way about the song before the album came out, and then do a 360 and produce it as such a sex charged song. (not that I mind that, I am just confused)

    He said the lyrics had double meanings. A sex charged version is easier to put into music video and live performance. How would you make a MV talking about singer-fans relationship?

  202. I’m a bit disappointed that Adam isn’t getting to sing at all these Jingle Balls but it’s nice to have new pics of the pretty to look at each day

    I’ve posted this in the news section but I’ll post it here as well seeing as it seems to be the Adam thread for the day .. it looks like the UK are getting ready for the Adam storm to hit us next year

    This is in the online version of The News Of The World which is one of the biggest Sunday tabloid newspapers here in the UK

    http://www.newsoftheworld.co.uk/showbiz/xs/635388/The-US-George-Michael-has-UK-in-sights-for-2010.html

    WATCH out for outrageous American Idol runner-up ADAM LAMBERT.

    He’s like the new GEORGE MICHAEL ‘“ but for all the right reasons.

    He caused a storm at the American Music Awards and he’ll be launched here next year.

    His album For Your Entertainment is going to be great

  203. Aww…just saw Adam while waiting for the American idol experience at Hollywood studios in FL. Pretty! Will try and get video or photos.

  204. I have a question? Maybe I am dense but if an artist’s album is doing better than his singles, why are the single sales important? I mean, if more people already have the album, why buy a single? I understand the radio spins being important because that introduces more people to the music, which in turn makes them want to buy the album. As an artist, aren’t album sales way better than single sales? More money?Color me confused!

    There are two kinds of artists. Ones that sell albums and ones that sell singles. The kind that sell albums are your SuBos and your Andrea Bocelli. Ones that cater to an older audience that dont download illegally. Then there are also your established artists like John Mayer or Norah Jones. They dont need radio play to remind people who they are.

    Everyone that does anything even resembling pop music is a singles artist. Having songs on the radio attract new fans who usually start off with buying the single they hear, and then eventually down the line buy their album. Adam has had good album sales so far, but nothing to even remotely suggest that he could sustain those sales without a successful single. Best comparison is to look at Jordin’s career. Debut album had a really slow start, but had two radio hits with Tattoo and No Air (this one being HUGE). Her album went on to go platinum after some time.

  205. In it, he talks about FYE. The word sexual, sex, anything relating to sex is NEVER mentioned. He says the song is to tell people not to get freaked out by the music on the album-cuz its for their entertainment. …

    …I am bewildered. How he could talk this way about the song before the album came out, and then do a 360 and produce it as such a sex charged song. (not that I mind that, I am just confused)

    I kind of think that he found the sexual imagery such an obvious layer of meaning that he didn’t even think he needed to mention it — while pointing out the other layer of meaning did require a mention. I’m sure he hangs around in lots of places where BDSM-y play and play-acting are common, and when you’re familiar with that, the sexual interpretation of the lyrics is just totally obvious, I think. When the song first came out, I remember being completely baffled that a lot of folks didn’t seem to realize that it was a song about sex! Adam may have felt the same — so he explained the other, because that wasn’t so obvious!

  206. And last week, RCA revealed that they will release FYE in Brazil in January, along with Japan and UK. Not just sell the US Import, but actually do a release. I believe this Adam is the only Idol alum except Kelly to have a real release in Brazil.

    Sony released both Cook’s and Archie’s album to Brazil almost simultaneously in early March. It also released Jennifer Hudson’s album to Brazil around that same time. The only reason I know that is because I posted the article from Brazil myself here at MJ’s.

  207. I kind of think that he found the sexual imagery such an obvious layer of meaning that he didn’t even think he needed to mention it ‘” while pointing out the other layer of meaning did require a mention

    Has anyone here watched that 24 min video. I would like another opinion of that interview. Adam is a great actor because he NEVER gives the impression that FYE has a double meaning. He only talks about it not being a light fluffy pop song because he sings it hard..nothing about the lyrics being the opposite of light and fluffy (unless your S&M involves pillow fights!)

  208. aa618892
    12/12/2009 at 12:33 pm
    Ok, I posted the MTV link on exactly two threads not several and have gotten some interesting comments. I was just happy for Adam that the vids are doing so well and not trying to prove anything. Very happy for Adam on VH1 Top 20 #16 (not that that means anything of course,LOL!)

    Thank you so much for providing the link, it was great to see that the video is doing well. It’s such a fun video.

  209. Has anyone here watched that 24 min video. I would like another opinion of that interview. Adam is a great actor because he NEVER gives the impression that FYE has a double meaning. He only talks about it not being a light fluffy pop song because he sings it hard..nothing about the lyrics being the opposite of light and fluffy (unless your S&M involves pillow fights!)

    I just finished watching it. btw, reading your comment earlier made me realize that I did not see it, I bought the deluxe version but thought that the only videos were the behind the scenes ones, so thank u for that!!I had to go and search my I tunes to find it, great interview,
    Adam looks so young there, you could see how he is enjoying the process. but to answer your question, u are absolutely right, Adam did not give any indication that the song has a double meaning, it seems that he is interpreting the lyrics as a performer getting ready to intertain, and that was my understanding of the song as well when I heard it the first time. but after the video and amas that changed forever, great lyrics in my opinion and great video, I wish they used the same choreography in the amas, classier and maybe would let Adam do a better job vocally, although I think the begining in the Amas is stunning.

  210. I just finished watching it. btw, reading your comment earlier made me realize that I did not see it, I bought the deluxe version but thought that the only videos were the behind the scenes ones, so thank u for that!!I had to go and search my I tunes to find it, great interview,
    Adam looks so young there, you could see how he is enjoying the process. but to answer your question, u are absolutely right, Adam did not give any indication that the song has a double meaning, it seems that he is interpreting the lyrics as a performer getting ready to intertain, and that was my understanding of the song as well when I heard it the first time. but after the video and amas that changed forever, great lyrics in my opinion and great video, I wish they used the same choreography in the amas, classier and maybe would let Adam do a better job vocally, although I think the begining in the Amas is stunning.

    Thank you! At least I know I am not crazy that I thought that was how Adam explained the song. I bet a lot of people are missing seeing that video because you have to hunt for it.

    I love the way Adam talks about his music..he really shows his fear that people won’t like it or buy it. I hope he feels better about that now!

  211. I love the way Adam talks about his music..he really shows his fear that people won’t like it or buy it. I hope he feels better about that now!

    I hope so too, he is selling pretty well, I did expect more, not because of the media hype or anything, but because the album is so great. I am a big music lover, my biggest passion, so I’ve listened to a lot of albums in my 30+ years. Adam need to move away a little from his AI image a little, attract new, younger fans to stay current and have more opportunities. I believe he understands that and maybe freaks out a little from all freaking pressure.

  212. Has anyone here watched that 24 min video. I would like another opinion of that interview. Adam is a great actor because he NEVER gives the impression that FYE has a double meaning. He only talks about it not being a light fluffy pop song because he sings it hard..nothing about the lyrics being the opposite of light and fluffy (unless your S&M involves pillow fights!)

    I just finished watching it. btw, reading your comment earlier made me realize that I did not see it, I bought the deluxe version but thought that the only videos were the behind the scenes ones, so thank u for that!!I had to go and search my I tunes to find it, great interview,
    Adam looks so young there, you could see how he is enjoying the process. but to answer your question, u are absolutely right, Adam did not give any indication that the song has a double meaning, it seems that he is interpreting the lyrics as a performer getting ready to intertain, and that was my understanding of the song as well when I heard it the first time. but after the video and amas that changed forever, great lyrics in my opinion and great video, I wish they used the same choreography in the amas, classier and maybe would let Adam do a better job vocally, although I think the begining in the Amas is stunning.

    I didn’t know about that video either and while searching for it, I also found the table of contents page for the itunes deluxe version.. it has Play Album.. Songs, Photos, Videos, Thank You, Credits listed on the Home page.. and the interview is listed under Videos.

  213. Whoa. Where is this 24 minute interview on the itunes deluxe? I bought it but have never seen it

  214. Whoa. Where is this 24 minute interview on the itunes deluxe? I bought it but have never seen it

    Yes, check your itunes.. I found it after the 2 Behind the Scenes videos.. it’s listed as For Your Entertainment – iTunes LP

  215. Whoa. Where is this 24 minute interview on the itunes deluxe? I bought it but have never seen it

    in my i-tunes it was the last item on the list, it is the digital version of the cd incert, very cool actually. when u open it, it is the third video, enjoy!

  216. When you open the digital album, there is a first “track” without a number. Open it and you get a cool page with links. The 24 min video is listed separately on that page

    Ooops. just saw Angela’s post and for her, its the last track. So it may be different for everyone.

  217. So glad to hear about the 24 minute video. I too didn’t see it, and I had been thinking that the extras on the deluxe album were a bit skimpy. A 24 minute video certainly makes up for that.

    Sounds like this was the first time he expressed his fear over people liking his music, but he also did so in NY when doing press. He said he was scared that people wouldn’t buy his album.

    What pressure, for all of them really. So many people are counting on him to make good, and he so wants to deliver. It gives me a knot in my stomach just thinking about it–which just shows I am way too invested!! LOL

  218. Thanks re the 24 min interview insert. it did not upload to my ipod but ill check my itunes again to see it I can find it

  219. he also did so in NY when doing press. He said he was scared that people wouldn’t buy his album.

    Can you please share which interview that was?

  220. jaredeng
    @adamlambert is SO NICE! It’s his 1st time in miami & he said ‘I did the pouty pout 4 u in the pic, hope u like it’  http://mypict.me/23vgU

    What is up with that??!! My daughter and her friends do it too. It reminds me of Renee Zellwegger (and other actresses I’ve seen) trying to give themselves high cheekbones… Ugh!

    Adam doesn’t need to fake high cheek bones so there must be some other explanation. lol.

    P.S. Glad he was nice, but I’m not surprised!

  221. Happy Daisy- I don’t believe there is video for the ny press conference where Adam stated his fears about whether people would buy his record. There was a print article that popped up on my Twitter feed earlier today. Not sure where it is now. It doesn’t appear to have been widely disseminated. There were also photos of Adam doing press so it did happen–just no video–at least not yet. Hope this helps. Maybe someone can track it down.

  222. On that 24 min. vid you just want to jump through the computer screen and HUG him..he looks so vulnerable when talking about his worries about fans liking his music. And it’s so close up..I could kiss him too, in addition to the hug.

  223. Sadly, the Adam getting “excited” at the AMA’s is affecting his fan base. Reading the recently posted MTV article by Eric Ditzian about the NY Jingle Bell Ball states that Adam came out to introduce Taylor Swift to cheers and catcalls.

    Adam’s response might be like he usually says –fine –go listen to some other guy. But as a diehard Lambert fan who was not thrilled with the portrayal of rough sexy at the AMA’s versus what could have been “cheeky” sexy like his video, I am saddened that the youthful crowd was not all in his corner. Singing his other songs and getting airtime is the only way to grab attention in a more positive way at this point. Or –maybe I have to be more like Adam –oh well –listen to someone else–I just don’t want to go there.

  224. Sadly, the Adam getting ‘excited’  at the AMA’s is affecting his fan base. Reading the recently posted MTV article by Eric Ditzian about the NY Jingle Bell Ball states that Adam came out to introduce Taylor Swift to cheers and catcalls

    I really don’t think his fan base of tweens was going to be a lasting thing in terms of numbers like Taylors. Neither was/is GAGA. Not everyone gets GAGA but many do. You should see comments under ANY article about her. Adam is gaining followers on twitter by the minute and his singles are hanging along as well as his CD. He is not and will never be a tween disney performer. I’m not worried about him with the tweens. They have that Justin kid coming up to cling to . But Hey, at least he got cheers too! What is a cat call??

  225. I am saddened that the youthful crowd was not all in his corner.

    “At all???” … So the younger crowd was not “at all” in Adam’s corner. I wouldn’t argue with “some” weren’t in his corner… but “at all” is just a little extreme. So I’m guessing that you also observed that the tweeny fans were not at all interested in anyone but Justin Beiber, right??? He got a lot of screaming, but they weren’t interested in any one else “at all”.

    Sorry Jordin, Kris, The Fray….

  226. I love how Taylor and Adam are mirroring each other’s expressions. Very cute.

  227. In our country a catcall is like a jeer or a boo. I do agree with your perception of him not really engaging the tweens. I would just love him to get as many fans as possible.

  228. Do we have any news from the Miami jingle ball outside of that one pic?

  229. So I’m guessing that you also observed that the tweeny fans were not at all interested in anyone but Justin Beiber, right???

    LOL…found you again iluvai !! good observation..and funny! win/win!!

    ETA – love the Taylor/Adam photo..sweet!

  230. that article also said the crowd took a collective bathroom break during John Mayer’s Cream cover…he joked about being an old fart and getting off the stage to make room for the kid Bieber…

  231. Tweets are coming in that Adam sang for a minute:

    insomniac19: RT EliMelville: My friend just sent me a text @adamlambert sang a capella for a minute at jingle ball miami….

    SeattleSusieQ: RT @allison_rawks: @adamlambert just sang litle bit of whataya want from me..it sounded really awesome

    pollyness: @adamlambert such a tease!singin’; acapella huh?now ul leave the JB audience quivering in anticipation for a full song! ur wicked,baby!! :)

  232. Tweets being posted on IDF say that Adam sang part of WWFM acapella tonight at the Miami Jingle Ball. They’re all praying on the Holy Grail that somebody took video!! I think I’ll go join in the prayer…..

  233. Another point of view from people who live in New York is that catcalls at a concert are actually a positive response. At first I thought it was a negative, but, was told not there in a concert setting.

  234. I am proud to say that my recent tween (she just turned 13) does not care for bieber, Miley Cyrus, or Taylor Swift. She loves Adam and Gaga!! She does say that most of her friends like bieber and swift and don’t like Adam because he’s gay. Sad but true. She thinks that’s ridiculous though! At least I haven’t had to explain that gaga is bi. I’m not sure I’m ready for that yet.

  235. Are they throwing underwear again?

    RT @JaredEng: I just took a pic of @adamlambert holding up a pair of pink panties haha love it. Have to upload later…

    Imagine what New Years Eve will be like

  236. happyDaisy–You got it. It was the ok mag. Not the greatest source, but oh well.

  237. KLI…I vote you “mother of the year”!! her good taste must have come from you..good job!

  238. that article also said the crowd took a collective bathroom break during John Mayer’s Cream cover’ ¦he joked about being an old fart and getting off the stage to make room for the kid Bieber’ ¦

    That’s funny! I think Adam was similarly amused last week when he met Justin and all the kids went crazy for Justin. You have to love the passion of the tweenies… lol

  239. To Iluvai —Sorry you misinterpreted my meaning —I meant that not all the tweens were in his corner –implying there were some who were –some who were not –as indicated by the cheers and the catcalls(jeers) statement from the author.

  240. To Iluvai ‘”Sorry you misinterpreted my meaning ‘”I meant that not all the tweens were in his corner ‘“implying there were some who were ‘“some who were not ‘“as indicated by the cheers and the catcalls(jeers) statement from the author.

    okay. sorry…. I’m sorry for being a jerk. Cheers (yay Adam), jeers (nay Adam)…

    I’m sorry I misinterpreted your comment, cause I did. :(

  241. Mainegal-talking about Adam and gaga with my daughter has actually been a great learning experience for both of us. We’ve talked about discrimination, what it’s like to be different, how u shouldn’t judge people by first impressions, the difference between a performance and reality, how many singers from my era were ott and crazy and how these two are bringing some of that tradition back, what is appropriate for children and what is not etc. The list goes on. It’s been very helpful to me to talk about these tough topics in the context of real people.

    So, someone thru underwear? If true, that’s great!! Adam needs a little love!

  242. Interesting reference again catcalls mean jeers, since some New Yorkers say it is a positive response at concerts I wonder if the author/journalist would answer an email for clarification of what they actually meant?

  243. I am proud to say that my recent tween (she just turned 13) does not care for bieber, Miley Cyrus, or Taylor Swift. She loves Adam and Gaga!! She does say that most of her friends like bieber and swift and don’t like Adam because he’s gay. Sad but true. She thinks that’s ridiculous though! At least I haven’t had to explain that gaga is bi. I’m not sure I’m ready for that yet.

    I hope to not get into forbidden territory here. My 9 year old loves Adam, Kris, Justin, Miley and Taylor.

    I have to caution her on proclaiming her Adam and Gaga love to her friends. Not everyone gets that and I am super sensitive to that for her. We’ve talked about Adam, but I haven’t said anything about Gaga….

  244. iluvai, I have to agree with you, I wonder if author of article new they would start such a debate? I have been told catcalls in this setting is supportive whistling and yelling. Starting to get confusing.

  245. Yes!!! :) Adam and lots of artists have helped me educate my children about what happens in the world. We as a family have our values, but we are open minded to the world around us. Like my friend Mainegirl… :)

    Mainegal-talking about Adam and gaga with my daughter has actually been a great learning experience for both of us. We’ve talked about discrimination, what it’s like to be different, how u shouldn’t judge people by first impressions, the difference between a performance and reality, how many singers from my era were ott and crazy and how these two are bringing some of that tradition back, what is appropriate for children and what is not etc. The list goes on. It’s been very helpful to me to talk about these tough topics in the context of real people.

    So, someone thru underwear? If true, that’s great!! Adam needs a little love!

  246. KLI
    12/12/2009 at 11:32 pm
    Mainegal-talking about Adam and gaga with my daughter has actually been a great learning experience for both of us.

    Excellant! Although my daughter is quite a few years older, I can relate. Although it takes some effort, this issues certainly present opportunities for some fantastic conversation with our kids. We are trying to prepare them for the real world, right?

  247. Excellant! Although my daughter is quite a few years older, I can relate. Although it takes some effort, this issues certainly present opportunities for some fantastic conversation with our kids. We are trying to prepare them for the real world, right?

    It’s good stuff and it’s the world our kids live in….

  248. Cayman; On-line /internet definition of a catcall is not positive and when a reporter says there were cheers AND catcalls I would think that in this case the author would be implying Adam got both types of response good and not so good (emphasis on the AND)

    On-line Definition of catcall:

    a shrill shout or whistle expressing derision or disapproval -as of a speaker, actor
    OR another version of the definition: a catcall is a loud or racous cry made especially to express disapproval as at a sporting event etc.

    Thank goodness there were also lots of cheers for Adam and, as other posters are saying the John Mayers and “older folks’ were well aware of the tweens lovefest for Justin, so maybe they didn’t get the biggest cheers either –but the author did not say anything about John Mayer getting catcalls.

  249. Singer/songwriter from Miami area tweets

    Discovered that @adamlambert isn’t only an amazing artist but one of the genuinely nicest people ever!

  250. talking about daughters, well i have my youngest, two year old girl named juami.. well, she loves adam so much… she kissed adams pix in my pon. listen to TFM every now and then. and before she goes to sleep i have to play TFM over and over again for her to fall asleep… she can sing with TFM and sing with it, she ven immitate that high note of adam on TFM…

    wenever i played the TFM vid and FYE vid, i cnt touch the computer anymor coz she wants me to kip on playing the vid over and over again.. she would always say.. momyy i love adam.. adam…

    and she is just two years old.

  251. The cat calls were of a “you’re fine” nature. Good whoot whoot calls!

  252. Winks 8: Sounds like you were there –so I will gladly defer to catcalls being more appreciative in nature of Adam. The author’s choice of using that word certainly took me down a sad path for these last few minutes.

    On a happier note –Randomizeme.com has a hunch that the new cover for Adam’s single What..WFM is that amazing picture from the Details photo shoot. ( they show the profile shot with Adam looking sideways –with the white sleevless t-shirt. Love it. It would be the exact opposite of the glam look FYE cover –so Adam –a chameleon.)

  253. On a happier note ‘“Randomizeme.com has a hunch that the new cover for Adam’s single What..WFM is that amazing picture from the Details photo shoot. ( they show the profile shot with Adam looking sideways ‘“with the white sleevless t-shirt. Love it. It would be the exact opposite of the glam look FYE cover ‘“so Adam ‘“a chameleon.)

    That would be nice, right???

  254. I think they should use the pic with the girl, when he looks up with that sly look on his face..Whataya Want From Me?!

  255. Oh–I thought that possible cover for wwfm was just a rumour. Is there some substance to that or is it just speculation? I’m not sure about that choice for a cover. If it’s true, Adam continues to throw me for a loop.

  256. Wow! mama2dasha!

    You are one quick mama! No “detail” gets by you! Best laugh out loud I have had all day!

  257. Well I am a little loopy from listening to 5 hours of Open House Party..They only played WWFM once, even though it was the #7 most requested. WWFM ended at #45 on the Top40 chart at midnight. Spins for the week went up more than 300!

  258. mama2dasha ..Well I am a little loopy..

    no excuses mama2dasha..that pic is HOT!

  259. Please tell me somebody got proof Adam sang acapella.

    Found this on yes.com.. someone who was at JB..

    Hey guys Just dropping by from Alli-land and I went to y100’s jingle ball tonight and Adam was awesome!! He introduced LMFAO and said “I’m in Miami bitch!!!” Then he came back on later and sang a bit of “Whataya Want From Me” acapella and it sounded amazing! I only got one really good picture of him and I have both the introduction and the singing recorded..and will upload to my YouTube tomorr

  260. That’s funny, I’ve always heard catcalls as referring to the whistles and exclamations being made towards someone expressing interest in the of the slightly vulgar kind.

  261. Haha…I’ve been waiting for it and it finally appeared. He sounded great, but I want more!!!

  262. HermeticallySealed
    12/13/2009 at 1:43 am
    That’s funny, I’ve always heard catcalls as referring to the whistles and exclamations being made towards someone expressing interest in the of the slightly vulgar kind.

    This is what I thought also. There were a couple of posters over at IDF who were there last night who reported an excellent reception for Adam. The posters even mentioned tweets of “marry me Adam”, etc. that ended up on the big screens.They didn’t mention any “booing”. (How else would a crowd disply a negative reception other than booing?)

  263. Woooohooo!

    So great to hear that crazy voice of his! Even with no one to accompany him, he still sounds strong!

    Thank you both for posting!

  264. Seriously, I know I have a problem when I have the flu, have to study for finals ,and I am waiting up until 2:30 to watch a one minute clip. FML.

  265. conklas..kudos for having your priorities in order!!
    (kidding..feel better and good luck on exams)

  266. You’re not alone, conklas!
    In my case, you know you have a problem when you’re dying with impatience to hear someone sing the national anthem of a country that’s not even yours…
    We can have a whole thread of “you know you have a problem when” about Adam, lol!

  267. mr…best laugh of my day!! thank you.
    My contribution to ‘you know you have a problem when’  is when I realized my computer’s Adam picture file was larger than both of my kid’s!

  268. conklas and mr, count me in too.

    I have a flight to catch in 7 hours and instead of packing I called OHP and stay up for 1 min Adam singing. fml indeed but totally worth it :D

  269. Mainegal- you’re welcome and oooh- you’re is a good one!
    I have another one, then-
    You know you’ve got a problem when you’re studying for the bar exam- that comes after 4 and a half years of studies and internship– and nearly flunk it just because you spent half your study time looking up this contestant on a reality show you can’t even vote for!!
    I’m actually serious on that one. Had I flunked, I would have felt like the biggest moron on the planet.
    Luckily, I made it somehow… And I’m crossing fingers for conklas’ success as well (and a fast recovery fromm the flu…)

  270. Well… conklas, mr, BeckyMD…..looks like we all have the same sickness..but i ain’t looking for a cure!

    Goodnight all!

  271. short, poor quality, extreme screaming’ ¦

    Oh lord, more catcalls, ;)

  272. You’re not alone, conklas!
    In my case, you know you have a problem when you’re dying with impatience to hear someone sing the national anthem of a country that’s not even yours’ ¦

    OMgosh, this seriously made me laugh out loud. Too funny.

  273. hey, i read ppl talking about a link to his singing national anthem.
    Where is he singing the national anthem!??! Is the ADL video out??

  274. They only played WWFM once, even though it was the #7 most requested. WWFM ended at #45 on the Top40 chart at midnight. Spins for the week went up more than 300!

    —-
    Does this mean his song wont make it to the top 40 before the holiday freeze?

  275. OMG!!!!! Adam sounded incredible!!!

    YOU KNOW YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WHEN……you can listen to a 1 min snippet of Adam singing a-capella for hours!!! Yup…

  276. mr
    12/13/2009 at 3:32 am
    lazyc0w-
    alas, no, the video for the ADL event has not yet emerged- but there’s one of Adam in the Jingle Ball in Miami sainging part of ‘Whataya Want From Me’  a- capella after the DJ asks him to sing something’ ¦ the link is:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQdofyUoRhI

    Thanks Mr!!

  277. delurking for the first time here – okay, I’m so behind but I just watched the BW Special and was reminded that Gaga hung her bloody self at the MTV Awards – what about the double standard with regards to violence and sex? Where was that outcry? Grrrrr… double grrrrrr. Sorry, just had to get that out. Back to the shadows.

  278. ETA, a pic from tonight

    http://i45.tinypic.com/ie2wk5.jpg

    beckyMD-
    OMG- I love this picture!! The face he’s making is priceless! Such an actor!
    It reminds of me of the interview after his homecoming (top 3) where they’re asked which were their favourite fan signs- and he said, “Well, I really liked this sign that said ‘Adam- Bite my Apple’, and then he made a face similar to the one above, with a slightly raised eyebrow- ha!

    And I love his hat/cap- I wear caps like that all the time… :-)

  279. What a wonderful way to wake up! Boy he sounded great! He has such a great sense of style! Adam is the gift that keeps on giving.

  280. Oh man, that was awesome! Here I am freaking over a 20 second acapella clip! Sounded gorgeous!

    And I didn’t read through the whole thread, but where did the idea of catcalls at a concert being negative come from? I am in the Midwest, and at least here “cheers and catcalls” would be considered a positive response at a concert. Strange. Aren’t “catcalls,” like, when the group of construction workers whistles at the cute chick walking down the street? That’s how I have always heard of the term—it’s a compliment, basically.

  281. i found this article from october where “catcalls” is used…it doesnt seem to be a derogatory comment to me..

    “Paula Abdul sported a black church lady hat and Adam Lambert rocked a skinny bow tie, but it was Snoop Dogg who elicited catcalls from the media when he strolled into the Beverly Hills press conference to announce nominees for the 2009 American Music Awards. The rapper had traded in his signature football jersey and braids for a vest, a velvet blazer, a slicked-back ponytail and a pair of nerd glasses. “This is about me stepping up and becoming a bigger, better person and becoming a business,” he confided after the presser. “I’m the new President/Creative Director of Priority Records.”

  282. mama2dasha
    12/12/2009 at 8:26 pm

    Normally I don’t like being called a bitch..except when Adam does it

    That’s the title to an LMFAO song and that’s who he introduced last night for people who might not know.

  283. cayman
    12/12/2009 at 11:35 pm

    iluvai, I have to agree with you, I wonder if author of article new they would start such a debate? I have been told catcalls in this setting is supportive whistling and yelling. Starting to get confusing.

    People use all kinds of terminology that deviates from the true meaning especially on the internet lol. So imo, the only one who knows what the author’s intent was is the author. I wouldn’t even put too much stock in fan comments on the issue as I’ve seen them do both downplay any negativity and just deny it exists and WORSE, over dramatize the negative untill you think the guys is just toast. Hyperbole seems to be the bane of existence for some people and some other twisted phenom goes on by posting and RETWEETING the most insulting and negative thing they can find. Sorta histrionic imo.

    One thing is for SURE Kris ALLen’s video of MSG was really reallly LOUD applause and screaming….I was shocked ttytt. Nothing even remotely similar greeted Adam as a “host” according to my ear. Understandable but js…

  284. Excuse my ignorance- but what do the initials LMFAO stand for?

    And BeckyMD- you’re right- I DO love you!
    Those pics are awsome… I missed lip-biting Adam…

  285. Adam has so many different looks!! I love the one from last night and he sounded AMAZING singing the snippet of WWFM. Thanks for posting the pics and video:)

  286. Thanks for posting those pic links Becky! He’s sucha handsome man. I’m digging the hat look.

  287. I love the hat and the brown leather jacket, great look!

    I so wish he was singing at these things…

  288. Thanks mr for asking because I don’t know what LMFAO means either. I am such a novice at all this computer lingo.

    And the acapella….I am in awe…can’t stop listening to this voice. Our boy has got to start singing again!

  289. I love the hat his wearing and the jacket. And WDYWFM is my favorite of his songs on the album and he sings it so fantastic. I still think Adam and Kris And Allison have one of the best albums out from winner and winner up’s of Idol’s that I heard. Adam looked damn fine in that video clip.

  290. He has a few shows he’ll be singing at next week. Conan, SYTYCD, Chelsey Lately. A much bigger audience than these jingle balls.

  291. I love the hat his wearing and the jacket. And WDYWFM is my favorite of his songs on the album and he sings it so fantastic. I still think Adam and Kris And Allison have one of the best albums out from winner and winner up’s of Idol’s that I heard. Adam looked damn fine in that video clip.

    Yeah, I agree with you. Seem like their record comapnies knew they didn’t have much of an idol fanbase and needed them to have some solid material. Or these 3 are just better at creating current material. Their hesitation with Danny seems to be to find a niche for him.

  292. He does have a good week coming up. When is SYTYCD? I have never watched this show.

  293. Laugh my f** ass out

    I guess

    You think? That’s actually a name of a band?? Isn’t that just an internet acronym?

  294. I really hope Danny’s album does well also. Am just glad my 3 top Idol’s albums are the type of songs I can enjoy. I might have voted for Kris too win but Adam was my second favorite and Allison was my 3. So am just so happy I like all 3 of there’s. I think my hubby is starting to go nuts. I have my I-pod were all you hear on it is my 3 favorite idols. And I listen to them alot. Even thou he does like a couple of Kris’s and Adam’s songs,which is so surprises since he doesn’t really like the other Idol’s cd’s I listen to as much, besides my Carrie. He loves Carrie alot. He also loves Kellie Pickler, she played overseas when he was deployed there and loved her every since. And when Carrie was at Fort Campbell when we were still there last year we went and saw her sing and my hubby just sang right along. But that’s enough about the other idols am just wanting Adam to do well and be able to do alot more albums. I don’t care about what other people thing. I think Adam is just about his music as he is about other things. And he sounds so hot singing just that little tiny bit he sang last night.

  295. Has anyone here watched that 24 min video. I would like another opinion of that interview. Adam is a great actor because he NEVER gives the impression that FYE has a double meaning. He only talks about it not being a light fluffy pop song because he sings it hard..nothing about the lyrics being the opposite of light and fluffy (unless your S&M involves pillow fights!)

    See? ha ha….I have it That’s why I made the comment about him never promoting it/explaining it with BOTH meanings to the general public.

    Subtlty is not a strong Adam fan characteristic, it took several people on AO weeks before they said “hey this might be about us”. LMAO.

    I did a review on iTUnes in depth about it for that reason. It was cool because I had the “most helpful” rating on the entire list of reviews. I anticipated the goofy freakout over the lyrics.

    Let’s face it, parsing it on ET or Access Hollywood or CNN Red Carpet would have been SLIGHTLY (sarcasm) more effective than on the album download where you can even easily MISS the interview.

    I’m quite sure Lucy’s right that he sorta assumed it was obvious but I seriously think he wanted and still wants the message as he delivered. Exploring imagery in a fun and actual joking way. He lives in creative land not mom land ROFL.

    I love the song so much I actually thought I heard “fallen angel” instead of “thought an angel” and think my lyric would have been better lol.

    I think he’s “culling the herd” and taking a chance now. I’m all for it. Monte tweeted he thinks it’s about time and rock and roll has been entirely too safe for too long, just yesterday. But I don’t think it would “hurt” to point out that the song was really PERFECT for his [overinvested] fan base encouraging them to try and have fun experiencing new kinds of music.

    The SHOCKING thing to me is that he’s in charge of his own talking points and RCA hasn’t given him the standard marketing thing with “go to” lines. They seem to FAIL on that with AI artists. Everyone who talks to the public knows to do that. Adam just happens to be great at it and obviously they think so too.

    Thinking about the awesome strategy with Katy on the 2012 Red Carpet where she immediately promoted “For Your Entertainment being released November 23rd”. When the interviewer asked her what brings you here tonight? ROFLMAO…that’s some marketing skill right there!

  296. Does this mean his song wont make it to the top 40 before the holiday freeze?

    Even If he had been played twice, or even three times-he would not have made it to Top40. The projected chart never shows him above 43. Unless there is another chart I don’t know about?

  297. I want to add that Adam has the IT factor that enables him to control a room and discussion and now I’d like to seem him realize it and USE it. Not be in the “reactive” mode as the interviewee but take these interviews and use them to his benefit. This is the Obama strategy and apparently it works.

    He’s still in “OMG people actually want to talk to me and have me answer questions” versus “ok, now today, we’re going to talk about ‘this'”….

    It’ll happen…he’ll figure out how to self promote without feeling all egotistical about it.

  298. But I don’t think it would ‘hurt’  to point out that the song was really PERFECT for his [overinvested] fan base encouraging them to try and have fun experiencing new kinds of music.

    Yes! This is what I wanted to hear him say. Of course all the half-naked dancers were really just depictions of “us fans” It’s imagery!

  299. oops… sorry about the redundancy of my last post (didn’t page back to see that was already posted last night). Thanks so much Beckymd for this link: http://www.glittervampire.com/miamijingleball.html

    I love the glammed-up Adam, but this stripped down look last night is beauty. The cap is great, and hiding his hair just puts more emphasis on those piercing eyes. Also love how much he is smiling in these. thud…

  300. 2 songs are going recurrent so if he makes 42 he will end up on top40.

  301. 2 songs are going recurrent so if he makes 42 he will end up on top40.

    Do the rankings count for Sunday and Monday? The projected chart always refers to Sun-Sat, so I thought it was done. Is it always a current time ranking-and should I always look at the “building chart”. If Sunday and Monday count also, then it does have a chance. I forgot about those recurrent songs dropping off.

  302. mama2dasha
    12/13/2009 at 9:19 am

    But I don’t think it would ‘hurt’  to point out that the song was really PERFECT for his [overinvested] fan base encouraging them to try and have fun experiencing new kinds of music.

    Yes! This is what I wanted to hear him say. Of course all the half-naked dancers were really just depictions of ‘us fans’  It’s imagery!

    IKR? I want to be the blond 180* girl! LOL she’s gorg and such a perfect dancer, not a digit or limb out of place. I saw her on CTF at the Zodiac and hoping that Adam can have dancers and she’s one of them. She and the boy in the sparkly harem pants and the other boy who does the little solo at the end of the video. LOVE them all.

  303. IKR? I want to be the blond 180* girl! LOl she’s gorg and such a perfect dancer, not a digit or limb out of place. I saw on on CTF at the Zodiac and hoping that Adam can have dancers and she’s one of them. She and the boy in the sparkly harem pants and the other boy who does the little solo at the end of the video. LOVE them all.

    Gotta go watch it a few more times before I pick myself out. BRB

  304. LMFAO – Laughing my F*n Ass Off

    ROFLMAO = Rolling on floor LMAO (ha ha)

    And yes there’s a band called LMFAO who has a song called I’m in Miami Bitch

    Adam doesn’t realize that pop culture isn’t exactly all of his fan’s demographic. :)

    But he’s realizing most embrace it i.e. Twat – Tweet now lol

  305. maybe Adam should reshoot the performance w/ his most avid fans cast as the dancers? try-outs anyone?? or.. better left to our imaginations??

  306. I have been told catcalls in this setting is supportive whistling and yelling. Starting to get confusing

    especially since the definition of “catcall” doesn’t seem to have changed to allow a positive meaning … I just looked it up on the Web and in a new dictionary, and everybody’s still defining it as negative yelling…. So it’s just being misused here. No wonder we’re confused.

  307. He only talks about it not being a light fluffy pop song because he sings it hard..nothing about the lyrics being the opposite of light and fluffy (unless your S&M involves pillow fights!)

    Well, really there’s a *lot* of light and fluffy S&M going on in the world! Probably a lot more of the light and fluffy variety than of any other variety, I expect. And Adam is just such a playful, positive person — He wouldn’t be into very much heavy obsessive stuff, I’m sure, or want to sing very many songs that are of that ilk (since he’s said he isn’t really into S&M at all personally, anyway, hasn’t he? When it comes to theater of sex and romance, I would really not expect to see Adam singing and performing about much besides the fun games-playing, theatrical, very benign stuff. That’s just Adam, as far as I can see.

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