The Voice 2016 iTunes Charts: Adam Wakefield Rockets to #1, But It’s Not Over Yet
The Voice 2016 iTunes rankings are in for the season finale, and we’ve got our first #1 single of the season, as Team Blake’s Adam Wakefield took the top spot with his original song, “Broken, Lonesome and Blue”! And that’s not all: Adam’s rendition of Vince Gill’s “When I Call Your Name” also hit the Top 10, coming in at #8. However, despite the fact that the past two winners led the iTunes charts in the finale, don’t be so quick to crown Adam just yet.
While previous winners like Jordan Smith, Sawyer Fredericks, Tessanne Chin and Cassadee Pope led the iTunes charts on the night of their respective finales, winners such as Josh Kaufman and Craig Wayne Boyd were behind in the charts on finale night in their seasons. In particular, Josh trailed behind Christina Grimmie, while Matt McAndrew actually hit #1 on finale night prior to Craig’s eventual victory. So this is still a VERY wide open race.
Case in point, Hannah Huston has come alive on the iTunes charts, landing at #3 with her breathtaking reinvention of The Police’s “Every Breath You Take”. It’s not her only track in the Top 10 either, as she managed to chart at #9 with her radio-ready original single, “I Call the Shots”, which she co-wrote with coach Pharrell Williams.
But don’t count out Team Christina’s Alisan Porter! Although she’s charting beneath Adam and Hannah, she has TWO singles in the Top 5, which none of the other three artists can claim. Alisan landed first at #4 with her show-closing rendition of “Somewhere” from West Side Story, and then added to that milestone by reaching #5 with her original song, the emotional “Down That Road”. If the totality of her sales are any indication, Alisan might still be this season’s winner, as many predicted when the season first started.
Unfortunately, the only singer who can’t claim to have two singles in the Top 10 is Team Adam’s Laith Al-Saadi. And yet, he has absolutely nothing to be disappointed about, considering he managed to reach #7 with his self-penned winner’s single, “Morning Light”. His next appearance on the charts is down at #18 with his version of “White Room” by Cream. His duet with coach Adam Levine is also in the Top 30, as their medley of “Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight / The End” by The Beatles comes in at #24. The only other contestant/coach duet that charted in the Top 30 was Alisan Porter’s “You’ve Got a Friend” duet with Christina Aguilera, which lands at #22. It’s a shame the duets don’t actually count towards overall vote totals, or Laith might actually have a real shot at finishing higher than fourth.
But what other tracks hit the Top 200 on the iTunes charts last night? You can check out the full rankings below:
The Voice iTunes Top 200 Rankings: 05/24/2016
1. Adam Wakefield, “Broken, Lonesome and Blue”
3. Hannah Huston, “Every Breath You Take”
4. Alisan Porter, “Somewhere”
5. Alisan Porter, “Down That Road”
7. Laith Al-Saadi, “Morning Light”
8. Adam Wakefield, “When I Call Your Name”
9. Hannah Huston, “I Call the Shots”
18. Laith Al-Saadi, “White Room”
22. Alisan Porter & Christina Aguilera, “You’ve Got a Friend”
24. Laith Al-Saadi & Adam Levine, “Golden Slumbers / Carry That Weight / The End”
33. Adam Wakefield, “I’m Sorry”
46. Adam Wakefield & Blake Shelton, “The Conversation
48. Alisan Porter, “Desperado”
62. Alisan Porter, “Blue Bayou”
65. Laith Al-Saadi, “One and Only”
70. Adam Wakefield, “Tennessee Whiskey”
81. Hannah Huston, “When a Man Loves a Woman”
86. Laith Al-Saadi, “The Thrill Is Gone”
90. Hannah Huston & Pharrell Williams, “Brand New”
114. Laith Al-Saadi, “Make It Rain”
117. Laith Al-Saadi, “We’ve Got Tonight”
134. Hannah Huston, “House of the Rising Sun”
137. Alisan Porter, “Let Him Fly”
145. Adam Wakefield, “Seven Spanish Angels”
173. Laith Al-Saadi, “With a Little Help From My Friends”
177. Laith Al-Saadi, “Born Under a Bad Sign”
187. Adam Wakefield, “Love Has No Pride”
189. Adam Wakefield, “Bring It On Home To Me”
194. Alisan Porter, “Cry Baby”
199. Hannah Huston, “I Can’t Make You Love Me”
200. Alisan Porter, “Stone Cold”
What do you think of the rankings? Sound off in the comments!
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