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AOL Radio Top 10 ‘American Idol’ Songs

12 January 2010



Today AOL Radio Blog announced its Top 10 American Idol songs from the past eight seasons of the Fox show. The Top 10 were successful on the airwaves and rated by AOL Radio listeners.

Number 1 is “Crush” by David Archuleta. Congratulations, David!

David Archuleta single, "Crush" cover artWrites Boonsri Dikinson, “The seventh season runner-up finished strong, receiving 44 percent of the 97 million votes. But it’s not surprising ‘Crush’ was such a hit (and our No.1 ‘American Idol’ song) — Jackson said Archuleta could “sing the phone book” and it would still sound great. Growing up in the ‘American Idol’ generation, he became one of the youngest contestants to participate in the show. To keep better tabs on him, check out his frequent tweets.”

When “Crush” was released in 2008, Chuck Taylor at Billboard had this to say on August 20: “It’s not a stretch to suggest that Sony chief (and former Jive prez) Barry Weiss saved the “American Idol” franchise from top 40 radio demise. Instead of trying to overcontemporize the pageant’s pop finalists with ill-fitting R&B production (read: Katharine McPhee), he has carefully aligned acts with material that matches (read: Jordin Sparks). So the prognosis is aces for the launch of season-seven runner-up David Archuleta. “Crush” is a hummable, age-appropriate midtempo pop ditty for the 17-year-old, showcasing his fine mass-appeal vocal stylings with creamy harmonies and some nice falsetto effects. The track is produced by millennium wiz Emanuel Kiriakou, who has worked with Sparks, Jesse McCartney, Celine Dion and Nick Lachey. “AI” has shown renewed radio potency thanks to such super-caliber artists as Chris Daughtry, Jennifer Hudson and Carrie Underwood—along with the democratizing of the consumer vote, via iTunes. “Crush” is likely to put its money where its title is on the charts.”

And from Fred Bronson at Billboard in August 2008:

“So it’s nice to report that the artist who earns Hot Shot Debut honors on this week’s Hot 100 has an obsession with the charts. More accurately, and at the risk of self-aggrandizing, he [David Archuleta] is obsessed with my Billboard chart books. With his new single entering at No. 2, he has assured himself a place in the next edition of “Billboard’s Hottest Hot 100 Hits,” even if he has to wait a few years to see his current single listed among the top 5000 songs of the rock era.”

SOURCE: Top 10 ‘American Idol’ Songs – AOL Radio Blog

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  • Fred Bronson (unregistered) | 12th January 2010 at 11:03 pm |

    It’s always nice to be quoted, so thanks to Minja for remembering what I wrote about David in Billboard way back in August 2008. I’m sure Chuck Taylor will appreciate being quoted too, and I’ll let him know. I’m still covering all of the Idols, but on a new free app for the iPhone. It’s called IdolsNow. I reported on “Crush” being voted the No. 1 song by AOL Radio fans today. Hope you enjoy the app — you can download for free from the iTunes store. There is some premium content, with more being added all the time.

  • minja | 1 | 13th January 2010 at 12:29 pm |

    Thank you, Fred. I would have provided the link to your Billboard article, but Billboard.com has redesigned.

    DA Honeybees and DA Angels, get Fred Bronson’s free IdolsNow app for your iPhone! Let’s support Mr. Bronson the way he has always supported David Archuleta.

  • pikepss | 2 | 13th January 2010 at 3:28 pm |

    Thank you Mr. Bronson for the free IdolsNow app. We truly appreciate your support and will look forward to your comments regarding future David Archuleta songs.

  • iCoverMusic | 3 | 13th January 2010 at 4:42 pm |

    Thank you, pikepss! I hope everyone enjoys the app. It’s only been available for a week and we are adding new content all the time. This is version 1.0 and 2.0 will be available as a free upgrade soon. Almost all of the app is available for free; there is some premium content for 99 cents per month. I’ll do my best to keep all of the news on David up-to-date. If anyone has comments on the app, I’d love to hear them.