David Archuleta – Crush – Debuts at #2 on The Billboard Hot 100 – Part 2

Chart guru, Fred Bronson, of Billboard devotes this week’s Chart Beat column to David Archuleta’s remarkable Hot Shot Debut at #2 on this week’s Billboard Hot 100. I posted some general stats yesterday. Here are his list of official Billboard stats:

  1. The highest new entry on the Hot 100 of 2008.
  2. The highest debut ever on the Hot 100 for an American Idol song not performed on the series.
  3. The highest-debuting single on the Hot 100 since the No. 2 bow of Fall Out Boy’s “This Ain’t a Scene, It’s an Arms Race” the week of Feb. 3, 2007.
  4. Archie’s peak position to date on the Hot 100 is higher than the winner, David Cook. Bronson says, that although the record may be temporary, Archie is only the “second runner-up to outperform the “Idol” winner from the same season. The first was Clay Aiken, who went to No. 1 in 2003 with ‘This Is the Night’ while second season champ Ruben Studdard peaked at No. 2 with ‘Flying Without Wings.'” Cook’s coronation single, “Time of My Life” peaked at #3 on the Hot 100.
  5. “Crush, ” which debuts at No. 1 on Hot Digital Songs, is the fourth entry for Archie on the Hot 100. His first three all debuted the week of June 7 and spent one week each on the chart: his version of John Lennon’s “Imagine” at No. 36, Elton John’s “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” at No. 58 and “In This Moment” at No. 60.
  6. “Crush” is the seventh single to debut inside the top 10 of the Hot 100 in 2008, including Taylor Swift’s “Change, ” which enters this week at No. 10. Bronson posts a summary: No. 2: “Crush, ” David Archuleta (Aug. 30) No. 3: “The Time of My Life, ” David Cook (June 7) No. 5: “Burnin’ Up, ” Jonas Brothers (July 12) No. 8: “Tonight, ” Jonas Brothers (Aug. 16) No. 9: “New Soul, ” Yael Naim (Feb. 16)No. 9: “Forever, ” Chris Brown (May 10) No. 10: “Change, ” Taylor Swift (Aug. 30)

Finally, Bronson lists a summary of songs recorded by American Idol finalists, but not performed during the course of competition that have debuted in the top 10:

No. 2: “Crush, ” David Archuleta (Aug. 30, 2008)
No. 4: “Solitaire, ” Clay Aiken (April 3, 2004)
No. 6: “I’ll Stand By You, ” Carrie Underwood (May 12, 2007)
No. 8: “Never Again, ” Kelly Clarkson (May 12, 2007)

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