Monday Morning Mediabase Update: Oct 29-Nov 4

This week, we have milestones on Pop, HAC and UAC representing two franchises of Idol (American and Canadian) and two franchises of X-Factor (UK and US).

First, let’s discuss Pop. Phil Phillips !single has grown wings on that format and has the second highest bullet. That was enough to move “Home” into the top 20 on Pop. Doesn’t look like his coronation song is going anywhere soon and it will be interesting to see what strategy the label takes for performances going into the album release period. This song shows no signs of stopping. “Home” will be topping the AAA chart within days (I never thought I would say that about a coronation song) and the top of HAC also seems reachable. The Christmas freeze is coming, so there probably isn’t time to launch a new single after this song peaks. Decisions. Decisions. Decisions. But, it’s nice to have this kind of situtation to make decisions about.

Also on Pop are Carly Rae Jepsen and Kelly Clarkson reaching the top 40 in that format. “This Kiss” is the second solo song from Carly Rae to reach top 40 in this format although her collaboration with Owl City was her second song to be a hit on Pop. “Catch My Breath” Kelly’s single anchoring her greatest hits album and it’s looking like it belongs on just such an album. Radio is really embracing this song.

Over on HAC, we have two milestones. Again, Kelly’s “Catch My Breath” continues to race to the milestones and is top 20 now. Daughtry’s “Start of Something Good” backs into top 30 in a week it loses its bullet.

Representing the X-Factor, we have One Direction and Melanie Amaro. Melanie is X-Factor US’s first season winner and her “Love Me Now” has gone top 30 on UAC. “Live Like We’re Young”, One Direction’s lead-off single from their second album, went top 50 on AC. The song is charting on three formats.

Finally, we have to mention the curious case of “Come Along”. This song is from season 1 voice contestant Vicci Martinez and features her coach Cee Lo Green. The song first charted with us back in July for a few weeks on HAC and then faded. It returns to the top 50 this week and I’m not exactly sure what caused this to happen months later. Anybody? Bueller? Phil also returns to the top 50 on Alternative Rock after an abscene of a week.

Carly Rae Jepsen (CI):
“Call Me Maybe”: 7 AC (6)
“Good Time” with Owl City: 11 Pop (8); 8 HAC (8); ^15 AC (15)
“This Kiss” ^39 Pop (42)

Carrie Underwood:
“Blown Away”: 6 Country (3); ^37 HAC (40)

Casey Abrams:
“Get Out” 42 HAC (42)

Casey James:
“Crying on a Suitcase: ^22 Country (20)

Cher Lloyd (UK XF):
“Oath” featuring Becky G: ^34 Pop (35)

Chris Mann:
“Roads”: 32 AC (33)

Daughtry:
“Start of Something Good”: 30 HAC (32)

Hedley (CI):
“Kiss You Inside and Out”: ^25 HAC (25)

Jason Castro:
“Only a Mountain”: 19 CAC (20)

Kelly Clarkson:
“Catch My Breath”: ^20 HAC (24), ^27 AC (30); ^40 Pop (46)
“Stronger”: ^5 AC (5)

Lauren Alaina:
“Eighteen Inches”: ^36 Country (34)

Marcus Canty:
“In and Out”: 42 Urban (32)

Melanie Amaro:
“Love Me Now”: ^29 UAC (35)

One Direction (UK XF):
“Live Like We’re Young”: ^15 Pop (15), 45 HAC (43), ^46 (62)
“What Makes You Beautiful”: 8 AC (9)

Phillip Phillips:
“Home”: ^3 HAC (3); ^12 AC (12); ^18 Pop (21); ^2 AAA (2), ALT 50 (52)

Vicci Martinez:
“Come Along” f. Cee Lo Green”: ^49 HAC (58)

Note: Numbers indicate position on the chart while numbers in brackets indicate the position on the chart the previous week. The “^” (aka “a bullet”) indicates that a song gained spins since last week

Adds listed on AllAccess:
Nov 6: Pop/RHY: Sean Kingston “Rum and Raybans” f. Cher Lloyd
Nov 12: Country: Kelly Clarkson “Don’t Rush” f. Vince Gill

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

About Kirsten 3052 Articles
Kirsten has had a long love affair with numbers. Marry that with her love of cheese and the Numbers Threads at MJs were born.