London Olympics put Phillip Phillips' Home back to #1
It looks like Phillip Phillips’ coronation single ‘Home’ got its second life in the charts as the London Olympics helped the song ascend in iTunes.
It's an Olympic-fueled comeback in the charts
The song was used to introduce the USA's delegation for women's gymnastics last Sunday (July 29, 2012). Home was sitting nearly at the bottom of the iTunes chart before it skyrocketed to as high as #6 in the Top 100. On Monday, it moved higher to #3. After being played again in the Olympic coverage of women's gymnastics where the US won gold, ‘Home’ overtook the giant hits Carly Rae Jepsen's "Call Me Maybe" and Flo Rida's "Whistle" and eventually reached the #1 spot again. It once reached the top spot the week after the American Idol finale few months ago.
Phillip Phillips Chart Data
The song also reached #19 and #46 in the Billboard Hot AC and Top 40 charts respectively. It achieved gold status as it sold more than half a million copies. His Wal-Mart exclusive American Idol Highlights EP is currently at #25 in the Billboard 200 with total sales of 42,000. The song also made it to the Top 5 of Mymusicstore - Philippines Download Chart despite rumors of being hated in the country due to winning American Idol over Jessica Sanchez.
Home became the second biggest first-week seller among the winner’s single and second bestselling first-week seller among Idol singles of all time. Kelly Clarkson holds the record with ‘My Life Would Suck without You’ which sold 280,000 in 2009. Home also is the fourth largest debut of the year in the US.
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