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DA Buzzing Song of the Week

4 August 2009




Songs David Archuleta’s music has inspired so many people. His smooth velvety voice, and the way he is able to put so much feeling and emotion into a song, are true and rare gifts. It is something very special to behold, and I know David Archuleta has inspired me with his music. I think I can speak for many when I say, he has a way of touching people with his music.

From the first time I heard him sing on American Idol, and every song I have had the pleasure of listening to from him ever since, I have been touched. So, it is with great pleasure that I would like to share a song of David’s each week with all of you. Whatever it may be, I hope it will bring a smile to your face, perhaps allow you to take a walk down memory lane, warm your heart and maybe even touch your soul!

In honor of the one year anniversary of David Archuleta’s first single as a solo artist, the song for this week is “Crush”.

Hypnotized, so mesmerized…

“Crush” was written for David Archuleta by a team of writers, J. Cates, David Hodges and Emanuel Kirakou. It was produced by Emanuel Kirakou. It can be found on David’s first self-titled debut album, which was released by Jive Records in November 2008. However the song debuted as a single on August 1, 2008. Upon its release, it debuted at #2 in its first week on Billboard’s Top 100. The song “Crush” has also earned David his first Gold Record. It is an upbeat song about the excitement you feel when you are falling for someone. It is a song that any of us can relate to no matter our age, because most of us have had a crush one time or another. It is a sweet and simple song. Yet, when David Archuleta sings it, it is full of emotion and longing and those special first feelings of love!

So to commemorate its first anniversary, here is “Crush”:

I would also like to share with all of you David’s reaction to hearing his song “Crush” played on the radio for the first time, one year ago on August 1, 2008. His excitement and nervousness are rather sweet. He seems so humbled by the whole experience. It is priceless!

David Archuleta, the Voice

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  • minja | 1 | 4th August 2009 at 8:06 pm |

    What a fortuitous week to begin your Song of the Week column! You were just in time to celebrate “Crush.” It’s hard to believe David’s first single has been out for a year already. I will never tire of seeing that whimsical, adorable music video either!

  • pikepss | 2 | 4th August 2009 at 9:20 pm |

    Great videos commemorating David’s special moment with Crush! Thanks for bringing back that exciting time we all had watching David.

  • Cathy (unregistered) | 5th August 2009 at 1:55 pm |

    Very nice article and two wonderful videos. I’ll never tire of watching David hear ‘Crush’ on the radio for the first time. It will always put a smile on my face!! 🙂

  • karenkid (unregistered) | 5th August 2009 at 2:13 pm |

    What an amazing year it’s been with David Archuleta and Crush never seems to get old to me. I still squee every time I hear it on the radio! Hope the next year will be full of new and good things for David Archuleta – I know I will be watching to see what happens next.

  • Katheryn | 3 | 6th August 2009 at 10:36 pm |

    It’s as though all the planets aligned perfectly for David’s first single! “Crush” was the first song he elected to record from amongst those presented to him by Jive, which reinforces my conviction the label should confer upon him as much leverage as he wants or needs in recording his upcoming albums. David’s musical instincts are impeccable.

    The magic continued on with the filming of his first solo music video. As I watched the video again, I was struck by its beautiful simplicity, and how in keeping with the song, both musically and lyrically, it is. It’s astonishing when you consider that it was filmed in one day, with actors David had never met before, including his “crush,” between stops on the Idol concert tour.

    After a year of listening to the song countless times and multiple viewings of the video, “Crush” remains as fresh to me as ever. Classics in every artistic field have this quality, be they novels, paintings, sculpture, or music. David’s recording of this song will enter the annals of classic popular music, and David will join the ranks of recording artists such as Sinatra, Wonder, and McCartney.

  • Katheryn | 4 | 8th August 2009 at 6:06 pm |

    I decided to come back to this topic to relate a recent “Crush” experience. A few weeks ago I was headed towards the nearest Walmart to buy another CD. Just a few blocks from my destination I happened to switch my car radio to Seattle’s AC format station. I had been requesting “Crush” on this station’s Mediabase request form for the past several months, but had never actually heard the song played. I felt quite sure they were playing it, but I never manged to tune in at the right time. Lo and behold, right at the point I changed the channel they were playing “Crush.” I nearly swerved into the next lane I was so excited! This is all the more remarkable when you consider that my car radio is defective and won’t even come on most of the time. The fact that the radio was working while I was on my way to buy David’s CD is nothing short of miraculous! Unfortunately, Walmart was out of David’s CD, but I felt the drive there was worth it since I got to hear his song on the radio after such a long while!

  • bigarchiefan | 5 | 8th August 2009 at 8:20 pm |

    Thank you all for your comments on my first edition of “Song of the Week”. Your support of my writing as well as the admiration for David and his work…well, it is really something !

    Kathryn, I too had an interesting experience with “Crush” last week. I was on vacation with my family and not near any computers or i-pods, we were away for the first time in awhile as a family and promised to focus on all things family related….no distractions! Well one day my daughter and I went shopping. She put on the radio in the car , and I reminded her that I had not been able to see or hear anything from David in a few days , I was feeling so out of touch. I have listened to David’s music everyday since American Idol. She laughed because she knows about my fondness for David and his music. She knew it was something I was missing!

    When we got to the store within five minutes we heard “Crush” begin to play on the store’s radio. We both looked at each other in amazement and smiled! It was as if someone heard me and so they were giving me my wish!! Coincidence or not , it was so good to hear David’s voice singing for the whole store to hear. I loved it! 😉

    Take care everyone, and thanks again for taking the time to leave comments here!

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