It was a pretty exciting digital songs chart this week, but more if you were a fan of Disney's Camp Rock, which placed 10 songs on the top 200, according to Nielsen SoundScan, or Coldplay, who notched eight tracks from its new album plus a reprise for Yellow. Idols, under the circumstances, were fortunate to hold their sales as well as they did.
Jordin's No Air is a victim of the Camp Rock/Coldplay onslaught, falling from No. 12 to No. 20, but some attrition has to be expected at this point in any case. It was down 14% to 57,000, and has sold 2.12 million downloads. One Step at a Time is the only upward-moving Idol track on the chart, jumping 121-105 and selling 14,000, a 28% increase, for a total of 127,000. Tattoo drops 112-128, with a 6% decline to just under 11,000, for a total of 1.69 million.
David Cook's Time of My Life falls 23-39 thanks to a 20% drop in sales to 35,000, and its total is now a robust 558,000.
Carrie's Last Name falls 32-42, dropping 11% to 33,000, for a total of 339,000. All-American Girl slides 68-76, declining 7% to 18,000 for a total of 616,000. And Before He Cheats is down a bit, 134-139, losing 2% in sales to a rounded 10,000, for a total of 2.38 million.
And, for the first time since late last year, the chart is a Daughtry-free zone, as Feels Like Tonight, his last charting track, falls off. All in all, a fantastic run.
A few of you asked about the progress of Jennifer Hudson's Spotlight single. So far it hasn't made the chart, selling a rounded 6,000 its first week and 4,000 this week. And Madonnafan asked for the totals on a bunch of Clay's songs, which I will place in order of most sold:
Mary, Did You Know: 71,000
This Is the Night: 34,000
On My Way Here: 12,000
Without You: 6,000.