Archuleta Scores Biggest American Idol Hit In Two Years

It used to be automatic. Every year, an American Idol contestant would hit #1 with their sappy end of season winning song. This happened five years in a row until Jordin Sparks cookie cutter glop of a single, "This Is My Now" peaked at a disappointing #15. (She made up for it later, "No Air" with Chris Brown went to #3 this year.) David Cook couldn't manage a chart topper either but at least he did better than Sparks with a #3 placing for "The Time Of My Life".

This week, David Archuleta debuted the top charting song from an American Idol contestant since 2006 with "Crush". The track opens at #2 with 166,000 digital downloads behind only Rihanna's "Disturbria" which remains at #1 for a second week. "Crush" is also the highest charting single by a Latter-day Saint since Donny Osmond's "Soldier Of Love" reached #2 in 1988.

Top Ten Week Ending August 30, 2008:

1. "Disturbia" - Rihanna
2. "Crush" - David Archuleta
3. "Forever" - Chris Brown
4. "I Kissed A Girl" - Katy Perry
5. "Viva La Vida" - Coldplay
6. "Paper Planes" - M.I.A.
7. "Dangerous" - Kardinal Offishall feat. Akon
8. "Take A Bow" - Rihanna
9. "Closer" - Ne-Yo
10. "Change" - Taylor Swift


vicm said...

I love how there are scriptures sitting on the piano behind him.

John said...

Love the David! True, his first single "Crush" is a bit generic--typical for any American Idol contestant's debut single. However, I'm pretty sure we can expect some excellent things from this boy. He's got what it takes, that's for sure!

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