“American Idol” Inspires America To Give Back To 19 Entertainment

noah | May 29, 2008 9:00 am

This week’s Digital Tracks chart represents the first week that iTunes released American Idol sales data to SoundScan, and as a result it has an Idol quotient of 17.5%; season-seven winner David Cook placed 17 of his songs on last week’s chart (all in the top 100, with three in the top ten and the coronation song “The Time Of My Life” at No. 1 with 236,000 paid downloads), second-place finisher David Archuleta got 14 songs on the big board (his highest-placing song, at No. 23: “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me,” which was downloaded 51,000 times), and third-place runner-up Syesha Mercado didn’t sell enough of any tracks to crack the 200-song list. (So much for the strength-in-numbers of the Fanesha 300.) Jason Castro, Brooke White, and Michael Johns also cracked the digital-tracks top 200, and White’s pre-Idol album, the Billy Joel-cover-free Songs From The Attic, even managed to make the digital-albums chart, selling 1,900 copies. Chris Molanphy will have more on these numbers, and their impact on the big board, in tomorrow’s 100 & Single, but for now we’ve got sales totals after the jump.

1. David Cook, “Time Of My Life” (236,000 downloads) 7. David Cook, “Dream Big” (111,000 downloads) 9. David Cook, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” (98,000 downloads) 14. David Cook, “The World I Know” (80,000 downloads) 18. David Cook, “I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing” (60,000 downloads) 21. David Cook, “Billie Jean” (56,000 downloads) 23. David Archuleta, “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” (51,000 downloads) 25. David Archuleta, “In This Moment” (49,000 downloads) 27. David Cook, “Always Be My Baby” (47,000 downloads) 30. David Cook, “Hello” (42,000 downloads) 36. David Archuleta, “Imagine” (39,000 downloads) 40. David Cook, “Music Of The Night” (36,000 downloads) 45. David Archuleta, “Imagine” (32,000 downloads) 52. David Cook, “Eleanor Rigby” (28,000 downloads) 60. David Cook, “I’m Alive” (25,000 downloads) 64. David Cook, “Little Sparrow” (24,000 downloads) 69. David Cook, “Hungry Like The Wolf” (23,000 downloads) 70. David Cook, “Innocent” (23,000 downloads) 80. Jason Castro, “Hallelujah” (19,000 downloads) 81. David Cook, “Day Tripper” (19,000 downloads) 83. David Archuleta, “Longer” (19,000 downloads) 89. David Cook, “All Right Now” (18,000 downloads) 94. David Archuleta, “Think Of Me” (18,000 downloads) 96. David Archuleta, “Angels” (17,000 downloads) 98. David Cook, “Happy Together” (17,000 downloads) 102. Jason Castro, “Over The Rainbow” (16,000 downloads) 106. David Archuleta, “When You Believe” (16,000 downloads) 109. David Archuleta, “Love Me Tender” (15,000 downloads) 123. David Archuleta, “The Long And Winding Road” (14,000 downloads) 131. Brooke White, “Let It Be” (12,000 downloads) 145. David Archuleta, “Sweet Caroline” (11,000 downloads) 153. David Archuleta, “You’re The Voice” (10,000 downloads) 161. David Archuleta, “Another Day In Paradise” (9,800 downloads) 171. Michael Johns, “Dream On” (9,100 downloads) 194. David Archuleta, “Smoky Mountain Memories” (8,300 downloads)