Monday, December 26, 2011

The Charts


With Christmas arriving the last day of the week, there are not a lot of bullets out there on some charts. So, no reason for panic, yet. If your favourite Idol even tumbled a few spots, it may be because they were pushed back by a Christmas song or two. The charts will start to right themselves this week, but there will still be a lot of year-end countdown shows crowding out the newer songs. Wait until the following week before we see the complete rebounds.

This week is iTunes gift card redemption week. While the ranking charts we see won’t seem much different, the underlying numbers will be huge. In 2009 Ke$ha’s “TikTo” moved 610K to top the chart and “Replay” sold 447K while “Bad Romance” sold 445K. Every song in the top 10 sold more than 250K. Every song in the top 20 sold more than 154K. Every song in the top 34 sold more than 100K. Meanwhile, top 50 was good for around 75K and top 100 for 42K. For those people out there that still aren’t impressed, keep in mind that Christmas fell on a Friday that year. That’s basically one crummy week (the week before Christmas is a bad week for iTunes) plus Saturday and Sunday to redeem gift cards. Last year, we didn’t get a numbers leak, but many Idols saw triple digit percentage increases in sales with only one day to redeem those cards.

Scotty McCreery:
“The Trouble With Girls”: 25 Country (26)

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


  1. HURRY to VOTE

  2. Head over to USA Today to vote for Scotty
    Which Idol released the best album in 2011?

  3. I am urging everyone young and old to go to the USA Today poll and vote for Scotty as the best music of 2011. He is behind and needs our votes.

    Google the following: Which idol released the best album of 2011

  4. TOC PLS. for BEST COVER PERFORMANCE. Scotty is darn 0.32% behind his closest rival. i don't even want to say the name. Go to TOC. LET'S get Scotty's lead back !


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