Idol Billboard Update for Issue 8/30/08

As a side note, I know the peeps here love them some Fred Bronson from Billboard magazine, but I’d like to point your attention to the blogger, Chris Molanphy from the music blog Idolator who does a weekly chart column, and this week he’s got some interesting thoughts on David Archuleta’s chart debut and also a few words about David Cook and Jordin Sparks. Check it out HERE.

This week’s Idol Billboard Chart right HERE. Follow along, will you?

Worth noting:

  • By now, most of you know that David Archuleta’s “Crush” had a big debut on the Billboard Hot 100, a Hot Shot Debut at #2. But it appears and debuts on many other Billboard Charts this week as well. Here is the rundown: Pop 100 – it debuted last week, climbed from 63-12. Pop 100 Airplay – debuted last week, climbed from 43-39. Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks (where Idols currently have 3 songs in the Top 10) debuts at 29. Mainstream Top 40 – debuts at 40. Hot Digital Tracks debuts at Number 1. Hot Digital Songs – debuts at Number 1.
  • “Crush” debuted nicely on the Canadian charts as well: Canadian Hot 100 – Hot Shot Debut at 7. Hot Canadian Digital Singles – Debuts at 5.
  • David Cook’s “Time of My Life” – That rainbow must truly be magic, ’cause there’s no stopping it! I assumed the song would die a quick death, like most coronation songs, but not The Rainbow! Thanks to NBC deciding to use the song in their Olympic coverage, it got a very nice bump in the charts this week: Hot 100 – 36-28. Hot 100 Airplay – 34-29. Pop 100 – 39-32. Pop 100 Airplay – 37-37. Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks – 3-3. Mainstream Top 40 – 32-29. Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks – 7-7. Hot Digital Tracks – 37-25. Hot Digital Songs – 40-27. The Canadians weren’t as impressed, as the song dipped, or stayed the same on those charts–more likely they were watching their own Olympic coverage: Canadian Hot 100 – 32-37. Hot Canadian Digital Singles – 39-39.
  • In all the hoopla over “Crush” let’s not forget that Kristy Lee Cook also released a digital single last Tuesday, but Ken Barnes at Idol Chatter doesn’t list her numbers this week. Hm. “15 Minutes of Shame” climbed on the Hot Country Songs chart, from 60-46.
  • Jordin Sparks “One Step at a Time” continues to inch slowly up the charts. It’s climbed from 24-21 on The Hot 100. Hot 100 Airplay – 36-30. Pop 100 – 13-9. Pop 100 Airplay – 11-11. Mainstream Top 40 – 13-11. Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks – 31-26. Hot Digital Tracks – 15-15. Hot Digital Songs – 18-18, Hot Canadian Digital Singles – 21-20. Canadian Hot 100 – 21-16.
  • Jennifer Hudson’s “Spotlight” climbs from 83-67 on the Hot 100. Hot 100 Airplay – 59-49. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Airplay charts – 13-12. Mainstream R&B Hip Hop – 26-24. Hot Adult R&B Hip Hop 8-6. Hot Dance Club Play – 14-13.
  • Daughtry’s “What About Now” debuts on the Mainstream Top 40 chart at 35.
  • Carrie Underwood’s “Just A Dream” debut on the Canadian Hot 100 at 89.
  • The Idol albums all had a GREAT week on the Billboard 200. The spikes are probably due to Daughtry and Jordin Sparks (with Jesse McCartney) getting back on the road after short breaks. Carrie just released a new single “Just a Dream” and has been keeping her profile up in the media: Daughtry climbed 83-70. Jordin Sparks, 93-71 and Carnival Ride, 54-38. Daughtry also re-enters the Top Rock Albums and Top Hard Rock Albums charts at 25 and 20, respectively.

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