Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Chart Wednesday (Week of July 24, 2010); Vice Verses in summer 2011?; Switchfoot on the ESPYS tonight!

UPDATE: Check out this ESPN podcast with Scott Van Pelt, where Barry Zito talks about playing drums with Switchfoot at the ESPYS:


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It's time for Chart Wednesday, when we take a look at how Switchfoot singles are doing on the Billboard charts.

The entire format seemed to take a big jolt this week, with almost every song experiencing growth in spins. "The Sound" went up a whopping 68 plays from last week, but is still entrenched at No. 22 on Alternative Songs. The good news is that the song is No. 4 in adds this week, meaning it had the fourth highest amount of new stations. Expect a possible spike thanks to the ESPYS performance tonight.

"The Sound" also holds for a second week at the top of Christian Rock.

"Your Love Is a Song" increased from 16-15 on Christian CHR, and 36-35 on Christian Songs.

On the mainstream radio front, "Your Love Is a Song" more than doubled in spin total on Hot AC! We'll be charting very soon, methinks.


With the solid Billboard news, we've also got a Switchfoot performance at the ESPYS slated for tonight. Check out some of the tweets from the Foot camp:

@switchfoot: Riding north on the 5 with mr. Drew Shirley at the wheel. On our way to play at the #ESPY's. Tune in at 6p pacific/9p eastern & check it! -t

@jonathanforeman: Playing the ESPYS up in LA manaña all you sports and/or music fans... should be fun!

- and yes it's mañana not manaña- OK fine, it's tomorrow! don't let that throw you off...

Should be a lot of fun! Don't forget, 9 PM EST, 6 PM PST on ESPN. Check your local listings. You won't want to miss this. And, if you're going to be recording it, please let us know in the comments! Muchas gracias, amigos!


Itching for "Vice Verses" news? So are we.

Check out this video from, where Jon Foreman and Drew Shirley discuss various topics, but drop hints about the new record. You might need to scroll down in the bottom bar to find the interview.

Some highlights:

+ Switchfoot will be touring throughout the rest of the year.
+ Then they'll focus on "Vice Verses"
+ They're going to aim for Summer of 2011 to have the record done.

----- has added "The Sound" to it's music video collection.

Click here to check it out!


Alyson-Louise Belle said...

I have two questions about Jon...
1st (and this is my sister's question, not mine) why do you think he writes love songs such as "Betrayal" if he's married? I think since he's done writing with Sean Watkins, who's not married, that might've had something to do with it. Or, he could be writing for his audience with such songs. But Ella ( doesn't believe me.
2nd": Does he have kids? Wikipedia says he doesn't, but in _Nothing is Sound_ he thanks his wife and "2.3 kids". Also, in some thumbnails while Googling, I saw he had three kids. Maybe someone was getting him mixed up with Chad or something, but I'm not sure.
These are just questions out of my curious-self. :)

P.S. I think it's really cool that Switchfoot is impacting these kind of secular programs. It tells me that someone who wouldn't normally have hope is getting it from Switchfoot's songs. *SIGH* I love Switchfoot...

Alyson-Louise Belle said...

Also, my dad has a t-shirt business ( and he's trying to get some Christian artists to use his shirts he designs for them. I'm designing Tim one for his birthday, and I need an address I can possibly send it to. It's for "Needle and Haystack Life" which is apparently Tim's favorite song. :) Thanks!