Thursday, February 14, 2013

'American Idol' on the Charts Valentine’s Day Edition: What's the Top Love Song By An Idol?

By Fred Bronson
BIG LOVE: In celebration of Valentine’s Day, a list of the top 50 love songs according to chart performance on the Hot 100 has been posted at To be eligible, a song had to have a form of the word “love” in the title. Using the same criterion, what is the No. 1 love song by an American Idol?

It’s a tricky (tricky, not “trick”) question because you want to start by searching through the repertoires ofKelly Clarkson and Carrie Underwood. But you won’t find the No. 1 love song there. You can look through the hits of Daughtry and you’ll have no luck. Here’s one more clue before the big reveal: the No. 1 love song according to chart performance on the Hot 100 is by an American Idol winner.

Give up? Alright, SPOILER ALERT, here’s the answer. The No. 1 love song by an Idol is “I Love You This Big” by Scotty McCreery. You won’t find a bigger song by an Idol with the word “love” in the title. In second place is the cover version of Bon Jovi’s “You Give Love a Bad Name” by season six runner-up Blake Lewis and in third place is “If This Isn’t Love” by season three’s seventh-place finalist Jennifer Hudson.

The portion of the article mentioning Scotty was posted. For the complete article:


  1. Well, if everyone would just listen to the McCreerians, you would not have to sort through all the artists to find the top love song!!! McCreerians have been telling you for two years now.....SCOTTY - I LOVE YOU THIS BIG!!!! He sang it on Idol and we have been screaming it ever since. Wake up, pay attention!! (just said in jest..;)

  2. Beware of things said injest. Just kidding...........just one of my many old sayings and I could'nt resist.

  3. Was there ever any question? Scotty's ILYTB is so beautiful! For sure one of my favorite songs of his!

  4. That is what we McCreerians been singing ever since he won Idol. that is where he belong's at the very top at #1 with I LOVE YOU THIS BIG....SCOTTY!!!! We all have been telling ya'll that for two years. It's about time ya'll came to your sense's about our Scotty!!! I love it....It makes me happy. ILYTB SCOTTY.


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