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'American Idol' on the Charts: Scotty McCreery Continues to 'See' Upward Climb

Also: Mandisa's "Overcomer" stands strong on Christian Songs.

Scotty McCreary Portrait - H 2013
Russ Harrington

NEVER ENDING STORY: Scotty McCreery’s album See You Tonight is in its fourth month on the charts and you might think there would be a second single by now. But there hasn’t been the need for a follow-up to the initial release, as the title track, released long before the album hit the streets, is still moving up the Billboard charts.

“See You Tonight” re-enters Hot Country Songs at a lofty No. 14, a new peak position for the track that is in its 33rd week on this survey. There is upward movement on other country tallies: the song rises 27-25 on Country Digital Songs, 20-18 on Country Streaming Songs and 17-14 on Country Airplay.

On the Radio Songs chart, which measures airplay of songs in all formats, “See You Tonight” makes its debut, at No. 48.

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NOT OVER YET: Another album that hasn’t yielded a second single yet is Mandisa’s Overcomer. The Grammy-winning set is doing just fine with the title track, which has spent long patches of time at No. 1 on multiple Billboard Christian charts. This week, “Overcomer” holds at No. 2 on Christian Songs, No. 3 on Christian Adult Contemporary and Christian Digital Songs and No. 4 on Christian Airplay. 

All of this airplay and sales action help boost the album back up the Top Christian Albums chart, from 17-13.

BITS AND PIECES: Guy Sebastian from Australian Idol is No. 3 on the breakout list of songs poised to debut on the Hot Dance Club Play chart, with his song “Like a Drum”… Candice Glover’s “Cried” holds at No. 22 on Adult R&B… Jennifer Hudson’s “I Can’t Describe (The Way I Feel)” jumps 6-3 on Bubbling Under Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs… Phillip PhillipsThe World from the Side of the Moon rebounds 175-162 in its 63rd week on Top Current Albums, while the single “Gone, Gone, Gone” moves back up Rock Digital Songs, 23-20… Daughtry’s “Waiting for Superman” is up 23-22 on Adult Contemporary and maintains at No. 12 on Adult Top 40… Fantasia’s “Side Effects of You,” the third single from the album of the same name, advances 20-19 on Adult R&B.

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