Monday, September 1, 2008

David Archuleta - Crush

Crush will be the first debut single by 2008 runner up American Idol, David Archuleta. On August 18, 2008, David Archuleta posted on his official Myspace that he would be shooting the video for "Crush" this week. Some of the cast includes, Katherine "Kat" Slatery, Christine Ko, Hagood Coxe, Tyler Parks.

After being released digitally, "Crush" debuted at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100, and at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Digital Songs with 166,247 copies sold. It has thus out peaked American Idol Season 7 winner David Cook's coronation single "The Time of My Life", which peaked at #3 on the Hot 100, although the first week sales of "Time of My Life" were stronger. This marks only the second season where the runner up has out peaked the winner on the Hot 100 with their debut single, following Season 2 when Clay Aiken's debut single charted higher than Ruben Studdard's.

David Archuleta - Crush

1 comment:

  1. David's success will be the sweetest and the most acknowledged story of this AI season and beyond… Why? Lest we forget, he was all but written off by some AI judges, music critics, MSM and bloggers as not having “mainstream appeal”… something his fans knew all along was ludicrous, and deeply insulting to the intelligence of the average music listener and buyer… we believed in him nonetheless, and knew he was tough and had a resiliency that would overcome these negative and erroneous assessments of his appeal. He’s triumphed with dignity against a whole lotta odds - vocal paralysis, negative media backlash in the run up to the finale et al… Speaks to an inner strength, a grit and determination that drives him to be the best he can be… back that up with THE VOICE, and you have a winner - not solely in the context of a singing competition, but for life… WELL DONE DAVID.