Thursday, May 22, 2008

Billboard: Prince Caspian Soundtrack Numbers; Switchfoot singles numbers

TV UPDATE! (7:31 PM PST): Some of our friends just reported that a Jon Foreman song was played on tonight's episode of Grey's Anatomy! It was "The Cure For Pain," a fitting song, I guess, for the show's theme. Mad props to the show for showing Mr. Foreman some love. Jono and Switchfoot are all over the place!


I know this is a strange thing, considering this is a Switchfoot fan site, but I'd like to take the time to congratulate David Cook on OWNING the American Idol crown. The vote difference between Cook and fellow David, Archeuleta, was a massive margin of 12 million!

Congrats to David Cook, and good luck with the rest of your career. I'm sure you garnered a bunch of new fans by playing "Dare You to Move." You've got my support!


And, Before we get to the serious number-crunching, here's a short interview with Jerome Fontamillas about "This Is Home"

CP: Tell me a little bit about "This is Home" – Switchfoot's new song, recorded for the
movie "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian." How does the song tell the journey of these four kids?

Fontamillas: Well, the whole idea of the song – if you read the Chronicles the series from beginning to end – it's this idea that the place you live now is not the place you are really meant to be. You feel this is just a passing by and there is something bigger for you beyond this place. This song has a longing to go to that place. ‘This is Home’ is about longing to be in the place where you belong and destined to be.

Read the rest: Full Article

Oh, by the way, here's another article about the Leno/American Idol frenzy.


Now, for the Billboard numbers, after a HUGE huge week for Narnia and Switchfoot.

"The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian" Soundtrack debuted at No. 26 on Billboard 200 Top Albums chart, with 16,000 units sold in its first week. (Source)

This is a decent opening week for the soundtrack, considering it came out before the movie. Expect a solid increase next week, with the movie now out in theatres everywhere.

Also, our good friend Chris updated us on this article from USA Today:

"Switchfoot's Dare You to Move returns at No. 45, selling 26,000, after David C. sang it."

This is so sweet. Again, thank you David Cook!



"Dare You to Move"

Billboard Hot Singles Recurrents: 23
Billboard Hot Canadian Digital Singles: 41
Billboard Hot Digital Songs: 45

"This Is Home"

Hot AC: 140 (+11) with 15 (+2) spins this week
Top 40 Mainstream: with 6 spins this week
Radio Disney Format: 30 with 18 spins this week
Christian AC: 38 (+2) with 129 (+7) spins this week
Billboard Hot Christian Songs: 30
Christian CHR: 24 (New)

"The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian Soundtrack"

Billboard 200: 26
Billboard Comprehensive Albums: 26
Billboard Top Soundtracks: 3
Billboard Top Digital Albums: 5

Side note: If you're in the Chicago area, Chris reports that one of your Hot AC format stations has indeed begun playing "This Is Home." Look out for it!


Lastly, we have a new affiliate! "christianmusicvideo"

They boast "the largest online collection of music videos featuring musicians with a Christian faith" (not necessarily CCM). So you'll find videos of U2, Natasha Bedingfield, and Switchfoot as well. Check them out!


patrick said...

haven’t seen Prince Caspian yet but definitely looking forward to it… i’ll have to look over the book one more time just to remind myself how the original story goes

Job said...

Yeah. that's one mistake i did. I was telling all my friends who didn't read the book about a certain part that I thought wasn't there...

but it was. lol. Go watch the movie already, man! ahah. you wont regret it.