Monday Morning Mediabase Update: Sep 24-30

When it comes to singing competition shows, singing for your life can sometimes give your career a life. This week’s monday morning mediabase milestones feature three contestants who were saved by the judges, two winners and One Direction

Let’s start back at one. One Direction’s lead off single from their second album of 2012 is moving up the chart like a its pants are on fire. “Live Like We’re Young” reached top 33 on the Pop chart in its first week and now top 23 in its second week. I’m reasonably certain its third week will bring us a new milestone.

Carrie Underwood’s title track from her fourth studio ablum is waiting patiently for its turn at number one on the Country chart. Meanwhile, “Blown Away” has decided to cross-over onto the HAC chart and has moved into the top 50. Our second winner achieving a milestone this week is Phil Phillips, our latest winner. Traditionally, AAA has given most Idol artists a cold shoulder so for a coronation song to achieve top 10 in that format is a little surprising and very impressive. A traditional coronation song is like the antithesis of what AAA is all about.

And now for our three “Saved by the Judges” milestoners. Casey Abrams was dramatically saved from being eliminated in 11th spot in Season 10 of American Idol. He eventually finished 5th and is having success with his single “Get Out” which just moved into the top 40 on HAC. The song is also in the top 30 on AC. Michael Lynche was saved top 9 night on Season 9 and went onto finish 4th. He has two singles out right now and last week his UAC single mysteriously disappeared from that chart. No worries though, “Whose Gonna Love You More” kept on gaining spins to reappear this week in the top 20 of that format. Finally, Marcus Canty from the first season of the US X-Factor spent many weeks “Singing for his Life” and either being saved by the judges or the popular vote. He eventually finished 4th and this week, his second single “In and Out” has gone top 30 on Urban

Carly Rae Jepsen’s song with Owl City (“Good Time”) has appeared in the top 50 on Rhythmic while Lauren Alaina’s “18 Inches” has returned to the top 40 on Country.

Carly Rae Jepsen (CI):
“Call Me Maybe”: 7 AC (7)
“Good Time” with Owl City: ^6 Pop (6); ^11 HAC (11); ^32 AC (37); ^49 RHY (56)

Carrie Underwood:
“Blown Away”: ^4 Country (5); ^47 HAC (55)

Casey Abrams:
“Get Out”: 26 AC (25); ^40 HAC (43)

Casey James:
“Crying on a Suitcase: ^23 Country (25)

Cher Lloyd (UK XF):
“Want U Back”: 19 Pop (16), 23 HAC (21)

“Start of Something Good”: ^33 HAC (35)

Hedley (CI):
“Kiss You Inside and Out”: ^26 HAC (29)

Jason Castro:
“Only a Mountain”: 23 CAC (22)

Jordin Sparks:
“Celebrate” feat. Whitney Houston: 22 UAC (22)

Kelly Clarkson:
“Dark Side”: 19 HAC (16); 30 Pop (24); 22 AC (21)
“Stronger”: ^4 AC (5)

Lauren Alaina:
“Eighteen Inches” 40 Country (42)

Michael Lynche:
“Today”: ^38 AC (40)
“Whose Gonna Love You More”: ^20 UAC (0)

“Good Morning”: ^24 CAC (24)

Marcus Canty:
“In and Out”: ^28 Urban (32)

Melanie Amaro:
“Don’t Fail Me Now”: ^49 Pop (49)
“Love Me Now”: ^34 UAC (39)

Olly Murs (UK XF):
“Heart Skips a Beat”: 30 Pop (25); ^43 HAC (42)

One Direction (UK XF):
“Live Like We’re Young”: ^23 Pop (33)
“What Makes You Beautiful”: ^8 AC (8)

Phillip Phillips:
“Home”: ^7 HAC (9); ^14 AC (15); ^28 Pop (29); ^10 AAA (14)

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:
Oct 2: Pop: Hedley: “Kiss You Inside Out”
Oct 2: Pop: Cher Lloyd: “Oath” f. Becky G.
Oct 9: Pop: Carly Rae Jepsen: “This Kiss”
Oct 15: Country: Kirsty Lee Cook: “Airborne Ranger Infantry”

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

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