Thursday, May 29, 2008

American Idol Withdrawal

I'm in American Idol withdrawal. So if y'all don't care, didn't follow, think I'm nuts -- take your pick -- you can tune out now! I heard that! Yes, I'm posting another picture of David Cook and an interesting fact I ran into yesterday.



David Cook and David Archuleta take their friendly competition from the set of American Idol to the national pop charts. Cook places a staggering 17 songs on the top 200 Hot Digital Songs chart. His bevy of hits includes the new #1, "Time Of My Life," which opens with a healthy total of 236,000 downloads. Cook's 17 entries have a combined total of 944,000 paid downloads. I don't think he'll need to go back to bartending anytime soon.

Archuleta places 12 songs on the Hot Digital Songs chart, topped by his cover of John Lennon’s “Imagine,” which opens at #16 with 71,000 downloads. Archie’s songs have a combined total of 301,000 paid downloads. Thus, Cook was downloaded more than three times as often as his rival, whom he beat in last week’s voting by a much less lopsided margin of 56% to 44%. (If Archie won the title, would he be dominating the download battle? Probably. America loves a winner.

Cook’s new entries also include “Dream Big” (#7, 111,000 downloads), his cover of U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” (#9, 98,000), his cover of Collective Soul’s “The World I Know” (#14, 80,000), his cover of Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing” (#21, 60,000), and his cover of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” (#24, 56,000).

CHART WATCH by Paul Grein
Yahoo Music News
Week Ending May 25, 2008: David Vs. David, The Showdown Moves To The Charts
Find the article at: http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/chart_watch/7668/week-ending-may-25-2008-david-vs-david-the-showdown-moves-to-the-charts

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