With fewer than five years under her belt as a signed country artist, recently betrothed Carrie Underwood this week roped in her 10th No. 1 country hit with “Undo It.”
Her incredible chart run began in 2005 with “Jesus, Take the Wheel.” Her next single “Don’t Forget To Remember Me” peaked at No. 2. Then she had a run of six in a row: “Before He Cheats,” “Wasted,” “So Small,” “All American Girl,” “Last Name” and the ballad “Just a Dream.”
The next one, a duet with Randy Travis, broke her mini-streak and peaked at No. 2. But her third album “Play On” has generated three No. 1 songs so far in a row: “Cowboy Casanova,” “Temporary Home “and now “Undo It. ”
Every official single sent to country radio has gone top 2. (”Inside Your Heaven,” her “American Idol” coronation song release, didn’t really get much airplay but was No. 1 pop due to sales and “Some Hearts” went to No. 12 on the AC charts.)
Kellie Pickler’s “Makin’ Me Fall in Love Again” broke the top 30 at No. 30, her seventh hit, while Danny Gokey’s “I Will Not Say Goodbye” got his second top 40 hit.
In other chart news, Adam Lambert’s third single “If I Had You” is stuck at No. 28 on the top 40 charts, according to Mediabase 24/7. Kris Allen’s “The Truth” is stuck at No. 54, making zero traction in that format. On Hot AC, Lambert’s “Whataya Want From Me” remains in the top 10 at No. 8, where it peaked at No. 2. Daughtry’s “September” edges up to 14 on that chart and Allen’s “The Truth” is at No. 21.
Fantasia’s “Bittersweet” is at No. 15 on the urban chart and No. 4 on the urban AC.
-Finished with “Grease,” Taylor Hicks embarks on a tour. No Atlanta date yet.
-Clay Aiken and Ruben Studdard on their tour opened in Asheville, N.C. Friday night. As Clay told me, it had a 70s variety show feel. Apparently, the Powers That Be didn’t want people to know what happened there because a YouTube clip I posted on Sunday featuring the pair was yanked by Monday morning. It had them doing a medley of songs, mostly from the early ’90s including: “This is How You Do It” by Montell Jordan, “Poison” by Bel Div Devoe, “Achy Breaky Heart” by Billy Ray Cyrus, “The Right Stuff” by New Kids on the Block, “End of the Road” by Boyz II Men, “I Want It That Way” by the Backstreet Boys and “I Swear” by All-4-One. It was actually amusing.