The Voice iTunes Charts: Prince, Beyonce Keep Artists Out of Top 10
The Voice Top 11 performance show was last night, but you’d never know it from how the artists have struggled to chart on the iTunes Top 100 singles chart. With that said, it’s not as if there isn’t a perfectly valid explanation, as the death of Prince and the release of Beyonce’s Lemonade has resulted in a Top 10 chart that is basically impenetrable for anyone else (although Drake did manage to score a spot in the Top 10 amid the fray). With that said, one thing is certain this week: Team Blake is on the rise.
The highest charting artist this week is Paxton Ingram, who ranks at No. 18 with his showstopping rendition of “Break Every Chain” by Tasha Cobbs. Also ranking in the Top 30 is Mary Sarah, who’s earning some of her best iTunes numbers of the season with her performance of “Johnny and June”, which comes in at No. 26. Rounding out the Top 30 is Team Adam’s soulful rocker Laith Al-Saadi, who came in at No. 29 with his epic take on Ed Sheeran’s “Make It Rain”.
Falling just outside the Top 30 is Team Christina’s Alisan Porter, who comes in at No. 31 with her rendition of Lorraine Ellison’s “Stay With Me Baby”. This is a considerable drop from her chart performance last week, as Alisan had made the Top 10 last week alongside Adam Wakefield. But this week? Not so much luck, unfortunately. On the subject of Wakefield, Team Blake’s country rocker landed at No. 33 with his version of the Journey hit “Lights”. Team Pharrell’s Hannah Huston wasn’t too far behind, ranking at No. 34 with Bonnie Raitt’s “I Can’t Make You Love Me”.
From there, it’s a steep drop-off: Team Christina’s Bryan Bautista landed at No. 79 with a version of the Bruno Mars hit “Just the Way You Are” that he dedicated to his young sister. Meanwhile, Team Adam’s Shalyah Fearing just barely holds onto a spot in the Top 100, reaching No. 96 with her take on “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus.
But the news was worst of all for two comeback artists and a folk-singing favorite: Team Christina’s Nick Hagelin tumbled to No. 98 with his version of “Your Body Is a Wonderland”, while Team Adam’s Owen Danoff fell to No. 100 with his emotional rendition of “Fire and Rain”. Daniel Passino, meanwhile, runs the risk of becoming the first Team Christina member to be eliminated, as his version of Cyndi Lauper’s “Time After Time” landed at No. 107. Of course, Paxton Ingram didn’t chart in the Top 100 last week, and he was not only declared safe, he made a MAJOR comeback this week. So I don’t think we should count out anyone on the low end of these chart rankings. After all, iTunes is only one way to vote.
You can check out the full rankings below:
The Voice iTunes Top 100 Rankings: 04/26/2016
18. Paxton Ingram, “Break Every Chain”
26. Mary Sarah, “Johnny and June”
29. Laith Al-Saadi, “Make It Rain”
31. Alisan Porter, “Stay With Me Baby”
33. Adam Wakefield, “Lights”
34. Hannah Huston, “I Can’t Make You Love Me”
79. Bryan Bautista, “Just the Way You Are”
96. Shalyah Fearing, “The Climb”
98. Nick Hagelin, “Your Body Is a Wonderland”
100. Owen Danoff, “Fire and Rain”
107. Daniel Passino, “Time After Time”
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