The Voice iTunes Charts: Jordan Smith Knocks Adele Out of #1 Spot, Every Team Charts In Top 10
Last night on The Voice, coach Adam Levine joked with teammate Jordan Smith about how Adele was the only obstacle in their way to a No. 1 placement on iTunes. Well, it appears Adele is an obstacle no more.
Jordan Smith has the No. 1 single on the iTunes Top 100 overall with his epic version of Queen’s “Somebody To Love”, which just might have been one of the greatest performances in the history of this show. It was enough to finally knock Adele’s “Hello” out of the top spot, a goal that had eluded the Team Adam crooner. And that’s not all, as the strength of Smith’s performance also resulted in some of his other singles getting a boost. His performance of “Hallelujah” from last week surged to No. 12, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness” was bumped up to No. 45, “Halo” and “Chandelier” rise to No. 63 and 66, respectively, and “Set Fire to the Rain” came in at No. 88. So Jordan is not just charting above Adele, he’s charting with Adele’s own songs!
But Jordan wasn’t the only one to see a huge bump this week: for the second straight week, every single team charted in the Top 10. And, with the exception of one, every single artist cracked the Top 10 overall singles as well.
Team Gwen’s Jeffery Austin came in at No. 3 with his gripping version of Cher’s “Believe”, and while this ranking didn’t lead to the sort of resurgence for past singles that Jordan’s performance did, Jeffery does have another track in the Top 100, as his heartbreaking take on Labrinth’s “Jealous” is still charting (this week, it’s at No. 84). At No. 4 is Team Blake’s Emily Ann Roberts, who cracks the Top 5 with her sassy take on Dolly Parton’s “9 to 5”. She was the highest-ranked female of the night in the Top 100 overall, just edging out Team Pharrell’s sole remaining artist, Madi Davis.
Madi landed at No. 5 with her unique version of “Big Girls Don’t Cry” by The Four Seasons, delivering a take on the song that seemed similar to something Amy Vachal might do. Yet Madi actually outranked Amy herself in doing so, as Amy came in at No. 6 with her lovely take on Bob Dylan’s “To Make You Feel My Love”. On the one hand, Amy’s version of “Bye Bye Bye” is still charting (coming in at No. 87), so she’s still got her supporters; on the other hand, Madi’s other song on the chart is outselling Amy’s by a considerable margin, as her version of “Girls Just Want To Have Fun” is sitting pretty at No. 53. It would seem as though next week’s finale is likely to have one of the two women, but not both. So whom will it be? Could both females actually see their hopes being crushed while Emily Ann sails through? This is going to be a tense results show.
As for the rest of this week’s Top 10: At No. 7 is Team Gwen’s Braiden Sunshine with “Amazing Grace”, a performance that received mixed reviews from fans on the blog. Still, his emotional vocal was enough to outpace Team Blake’s Zach Seabaugh, who surprised with a heartfelt rendition of “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus. That performance landed him at No. 8, ahead of fellow Team Blake teammate Barrett Baber, who rounded out the Top 10 with his countrified version of Ella Henderson’s “Ghost”. Sadly, the only artist from last night that didn’t chart in the Top 10 was Team Adam’s Shelby Brown, whose heartfelt take on “Even God Must Get the Blues” by Jo Dee Messina came in at No. 18, which would usually be a damn good ranking in any other week but this one.
All in all, it was a big night for The Voice, as we near the end of Season 9. Check out the full rankings below:
The Voice iTunes Top 100 Rankings: 12/08/2015
1. Jordan Smith, “Somebody To Love”
3. Jeffery Austin, “Believe”
4. Emily Ann Roberts, “9 to 5”
5. Madi Davis, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”
6. Amy Vachal, “To Make You Feel My Love”
7. Braiden Sunshine, “Amazing Grace”
8. Zach Seabaugh, “The Climb”
10. Barrett Baber, “Ghost”
12. Jordan Smith, “Hallelujah”
18. Shelby Brown, “Even God Must Get the Blues”
45. Jordan Smith, “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”
53. Madi Davis, “Girls Just Want To Have Fun”
63. Jordan Smith, “Halo”
66. Jordan Smith, “Chandelier”
69. Emily Ann Roberts, “She’s Got You”
71. Barrett Baber, “I’d Just Love To Lay You Down”
84. Jeffery Austin, “Jealous”
87. Amy Vachal, “Bye Bye Bye”
88. Jordan Smith, “Set Fire to the Rain”
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