David Archuleta : Crush Crushing on Double Platinum! WWTT on Friday Evening,Jen Barry’s Calendar Project, Pre-Order FEE on WOW! A Brief Scarfchuleta Installation, Christmas Dreaming, Thursday Treasures

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David Archuleta Crush vid Cap credit ~me~

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Crush Reaches Double Platinum!!!!

Crush Official vid ~cap cred me~

Thanks @Frogcooke for tweeting the Yahoo Music news yesterday!

David Archuleta‘s “Crush” has sold  2,082,000 copies. Archie was 17 when the song about the joys and tribulations of teen crushes peaked at #2 in August 2008. ***CLICK** to read about the other Idols  in this article.

Double Platinum Status!!!!! From Wiki:  An album that becomes platinum twice over, for example, an album which has sold 2,000,000 copies in the United States, is said to be “double-platinum,” or sometimes “multi-platinum.”

CONGRATULATIONS TO DAVID ON THIS GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT!!!!

We recently celebrated the 4th anniversary release of David’s first “baby” on August 1st, 2012. CLICK HERE to revisit that celebration!

From the start, it was perceived as a great song!

Crush’s Reception ~From WIKI~

“Crush” was met with positive reviews by many critics.

Chuck Taylor of Billboard praised it for being a suitable match for Archuleta, citing it as a “hummable, age-appropriate midtempo pop ditty for the 17-year-old, showcasing his fine mass-appeal vocal stylings with creamy harmonies and some nice falsetto effects.” He also predicted chart success for the song, saying “‘Crush’ is likely to put its money where its title is on the charts.”[2]

Michael Slezak of Entertainment Weekly called the song “surprisingly good!” as well as “hip and contemporary.” He stated, “David adroitly walks the line between giving his core fans their fill of vocal runs while showing enough restraint that he won’t automatically alienate non-Idol-loving listeners.”[3]

Blender Magazine also praised the song, giving it three and a half out of five stars and claiming to have “just listened to the thing six times in a row and we’re not terribly angry about spin seven.” They also liked that the song seemed perfectly crafted for radio, saying, “Songs like “Crush” are great because they sound as if the radio immaculately conceived them.”[4]

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While Crush continues to thrive in  sales of digital copies, the popularity of the official Crush video does, too! Now with views nearing 35.8 million, it’s momentum has not showed any signs of slowing.

Just as David had hoped when the song was released, Crush’s message finds no barriers or boundaries in ages. It’s story is felt, experienced, and  lived…it’s timeless! He expressed his feelings in his blog the day after it’s released. Below is an excerpt:

Remember all of the Crush album covers (that weren’t) ?? Above is the official “Crush” single cover, but there certainly were other ideas as well.

My personal favorite- **click to bigger it**

And another~

The official “Crush” cover in the UK

Ohhh and one “styling” the Green!

Crush Cover Art ~ credit Fanshare (Fanscene)~

And  another handful below. Just click to make them bigger!

       

@JackRyan4DA ~ DA archiver extraordinaire tweeted last evening about the great promo Crush benefited from:

CLICK HERE to visit her channel and peruse through her endless vids! You might not make it back! ;)

Enjoy this amazing live performance of Crush from Chicago!

David Archuleta Crush LIVE in Chicago from VPK Solutions on Vimeo.

It’s been a great ride to “2 million;” Here’s to the next million!!

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A WWTT To Celebrate!

How about celebrating Crush’s new accomplishment with a WWTT on Friday evening?

At 9 pm EDT, let’s get our best “trending fingers ” on and celebrate Crush!  The topic is  #CrushDoublePlatinum Hope to see you there!!!

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Final Phase Of ChildFund Fund Raiser

~From JenLeighBarry~ **Click all pics below to bigger them**

All funds incurred from the purchase of photos from my photo website from now until December 28th, will be donated to ChildFund International in honor of David.  The funds will be donated on his 22nd birthday.
If you are interested in purchasing an individual Calendar Photo Print, you can purchase them up through December 28,
http://jenleighbarry.smugmug.com/Charity/David-Archuleta-I/23430598_xTgqgn
If you are interested in purchasing an individual MKOC SLC Photo Print, you can purchase them up through December 28th.
http://jenleighbarry.smugmug.com/Music/David-Archuleta/David-Archuleta-My-Kind-of/20679627_DDbzQp
If you are interested in looking at other photos I have taken and would like to purchase them, all funds from non-David photos between now and December 28th will go to Child Fund International.
http://jenleighbarry.smugmug.com/
 Thank you all for supporting my fundraiser because without all of your support, this project would not have been successful.
 If you have questions about the photos, please let me know.
 ** Please note that the photos of David will only be available to purchase until 12/28 ** ~ Jennifer B.~
 
   

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Pre-Order FEE Now on WOWHD!!

Oh WOW WOW WOW Thank you!!!

And… the EXPANDED tracklist complete with a mv DVD and many “minus” songs for you to get your Karaoke groove on!!

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Just click above to head over to pre-order!!! IT LISTS THE RELEASE DATE AS 11-5-12!!! YIPPEE!!!! **Remember, if you need to change the country you’re ordering from on WOW, just go to the upper left corner on their home page and use the drop down menu.

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An Addition to The Scarfchuleta  Series!

It’s another “Ode to The Scarf” beautiful archumemory!

Inaugural scarf In UT ~credit Evelyn~

And Another…for the complete effect of the Inaugural scarf’s perfect draping ability!

Inaugural black plaid in UT scarf couldn’t be any more  “classy” in appearance! I’m guessing a soft cashmere feel? It was a very chilly day in UT, January of 2009 when David was asked to sing the National Anthem at the inauguration of (then Governor) Jon Huntsman.

Video credit ~EvelynFOJG~  Despite the frosty chill, as always, David gave a  a stellar performance!

Then he held a brief interview in the cold cold cold! He talks about his upcoming solo tour and about his love and appreciation for the people from Utah ! He also mentions that Crush  has already “gone Platinum!”  I guess this vid fit right in with today’s post! ;)
Vid credit to EvelynFJG

Keep sending your favorite “scarf finds” our way so we can continue this scarf-rrific series!

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Christmas Dreaming~

David MKOC NYC~ credit @Rhiminee~ (Tina)

Yesterday, I noticed a number of fans parked in David’s Christmas performance vids ;  I was there, too. It’s a  favorite place of mine to be irregardless of the present season! Later, as I was reading through the comments, I saw a fun wishlist from Kalei! She was busy dreaming up a “wish-tracklist” for additional David Archuleta Christmas music! I loved her list and her doing it seemed perfectly logical to me. It’s not because we’d ever expect to receive anything else from David. Goodness, he’s already left WAY  MORE for the fans in his absence than I ever could have imagined. It’s simply a recognition that no one compares to him. period. Rapport said it briefly and pretty perfectly with a comment:

Rapport says:

Gotta agree with collegemom earlier today. David’s CFTH should be the Rudolf of Christmas Music. As fans, we know that David’s seasonal music is the very best out there x 10 and we know that other people would agree if they only knew this extraordinary hymnal CD existed.

Just can’t figure that one out. Once you’ve heard David Archuleta sing and feel the Spirit of the Season, you just can’t go back.

From Falalalala, to Mary Did you Know, this is what we’ve come to know! We’ve been shown how completely magical this music is when sung by David and continue to be blessed with performance vids from fans like this one: “I Need A Silent Night” ~credit 8throwcenter~ (Nancy)

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Thursday Treasures 

SaraHazel (in comments) along with Martha and others keep the comment section very well stocked  with “treasures” found around the web! Thank you to all of you who bring your “finds” over! This first pic of @Nareejo’s (like all of her photos) is all kinds of wonderful!

David in Talentadong~credit NareeJo **CLICK above ****

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Sirinity’s New Tribute Vid!

Sirinity remembered that David liked Tao Cruz’s song Dynamite so she used it to make a montage! Nice job Sirinity!

An edit from rzozlio1

Singing in sepia~cred~ rzozlio1

Dimples

(thx SaraHazel) Posted by OhMyheckDavidArchie

“Fussing with David’s hair!”

credit: http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9whn7ccl81qi0noko1_500.gif

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165 Responses to David Archuleta : Crush Crushing on Double Platinum! WWTT on Friday Evening,Jen Barry’s Calendar Project, Pre-Order FEE on WOW! A Brief Scarfchuleta Installation, Christmas Dreaming, Thursday Treasures

  1. Anita says:

    Hi everyone! Thanks Joanie for the new post! I think it’s fabulous that Crush has sold over 2 million copies, but I thought it hit this mark quite awhile ago, so I’m confused! I’m excited to hear David’s remix of Rainbow and the music video, but am pretty bummed there doesn’t seem to be any new tracks.

  2. Grannycrush says:

    Thanks, Joanie, another wonderful post.
    I am seriously in love with WOW. They sure have worked hard to get David’s music for those of us in the US. I don’t even care that there are no new songs. I will pay that amount for the remix and the music videos. I still am amazed that David had time to record the songs on the Forevermore album. Can’t imagine how he would have had time to record any more and still get back home to record the Begin album. He is just a very hard working young man.

  3. Janel aka Nellie says:

    My tweet this morning: Janel Woodbury ‏@Nellie1983

    Crush, the little song that could. It keeps going and going and going like the Energizer bunny! Congrats 2 million+ downloads

  4. Janel aka Nellie says:

    Anita, a lot of people, websites, news articles would say David’s Crush sold “about” or “nearly” or “over” 2 million copies, but nothing was ever official until now.

  5. cq#DA2014 says:

    Thank you Joanie for the awesome Thursday post.
    Yes, Crush the little song that could!
    Such fun being a DAVID ARCHULETA fan!

  6. kimk says:

    Martha thanks.
    David’s light shines so brightly.

  7. Martha says:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ipnt3QVvzzk&feature=player_embedded

    David on the Today Show promoting Christmas from the Heart

  8. sarahhazel says:

    Happy 211th day!!! Fantabulous Crush post, Joanie!!! :)
    Woohoo for Double Platinum!!! The song that ain’t going awaaaaaayyyyyyy!!!
    Congratulations, David on this and all of your wonderful accomplishments over the years!!! May you have a gazillion more!!! :) :D

  9. sarahhazel says:

    Thanks for the mish blog, Martha!

  10. sarahhazel says:

    Aw, he’s such a sweetheart on that interview…..well, he always is…..haha….. :)

  11. sarahhazel says:

    Bringing this over from the last thread…..Aw, that smile…..
    http://ilovechudavidarchie.tumblr.com/post/34294649843/36-100-pictures-of-david-archuleta

  12. sarahhazel says:

    “Umm, IDK…next question, please…..” ;)
    http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mcfrlroKca1qdhaupo1_500.gif

  13. Good Morning, Thank you joanie for this fabulous front page.
    Yes, CRUSH ain’t going away, ayayayayay! But neither am i.
    Have to work today, so have a nice David CRUSH day everyone.

  14. sarahhazel says:

    He should wear this on his next “Eye of the Tiger” perf :)
    http://ohnopurple.tumblr.com/post/34295720130/red-vs-blue

  15. sarahhazel says:

    Very nice…..I mean, just PERFECT…..
    http://youleavemebreathless.tumblr.com/post/1063475645

  16. VaBeachArchie says:

    Hello Anita, Grannycrush, Janel, cq, Martha, kimk, sarahhazel, Linda and FOD! Happy Thursday!

    AWESOME celebration for Crush going DOUBLE PLATINUM…it’s official! THANKS Joanie for the GREAT post and GORGEOUS screencap! LOVE that song and MV…wonder how many times I have watched that MV? THANKS to all for the pics, gifs, vids and info….sure have some talented fans here!

    Will be trending #CrushDoublePlatinum Friday night! What a GREAT way to celebrate that milestone and to draw attention to that GREAT song!

    THANKS WOWHD uk ! forevermore expanded edition WILL BE MINE!

  17. Pickles says:

    Hola everyone
    I miss commenting here but I do come here everyday to lurk around just don’t have time to comment!
    I wanted to thank FOD so much for everything they do to us. This 2 year journey would be worse without everyone that makes these great post.

  18. sarahhazel says:

    I wish I have his secret to jet lag gorgeousness…. ;)
    http://peacelovedavid.tumblr.com/post/15845363564/rhiminee-le-sigh

  19. sarahhazel says:

    Pre-ordered my FEE this morning….YAY!!!

  20. Lucy says:

    I just tried to order FEE album but for some reason they won’t take my perfectly good Visa card! I hope that changes because I really want this cd! I guess I’ll try again later, hope everyone has a good day! Thanks again FOD for all you guys do, I so look forward to coming here everyday:)

  21. sarahhazel says:

    He takes you to another place……
    http://peacelovedavid.tumblr.com/image/15422769733

  22. OoO says:

    Now we knew Crush sold over 2 mil but does anyone knows how many cd itself sold? I think it should be getting closer to a mil at least. I think I am going to buy me a new one because its old and scratchy once in a while I play the cd because I still like those songs.

  23. sarahhazel says:

    Lucy–Hi! you may want to contact them on that….hope it works out soon!

  24. sarahhazel says:

    OoO–I wanna know those numbers too.

  25. Just leaving for work. Sarahhazel. did you order from WOW US?

  26. sarahhazel says:

    Linda–yes, I did….there’s a link this morning on the last thread.

  27. Pickles says:

    WARNING****MISSION RELATED*****NOT REALLY
    Spanish is the main language in central and south america but each country and even regions have their own unique words and accents in spanish. I speak spanish(mexican) so when I heard that David was using Chileno spanish words I decided that I want to learn what words the Chilenos used. My first example is a word that David recently used on the event that must-not-be-named

    Chilean word of the day: Cachai
    Definition: you know, do you get it,did you see it, or do you know.

    Source: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cachai

  28. Martha says:

    BellaGoGetter ‏@BellaGoGetter
    @DavidArchie Hey D Peeps, help spread the word for WWTT Fri 9pm EDT #CrushDoublePlatinum @kariontour

  29. sarahhazel says:

    I wish for David to have another platinum-selling single….or album. :)

  30. sarahhazel says:

    Pickles–thanks….it’s nice to learn something new everyday!

  31. Anita says:

    Janel-Thank you for clarifying that for me. When I first read today’s post, I was like What???? I thought Crush reached 2 million downloads a long time ago. But the fact that it is official now makes me feel so very happy for David that people are buying his music!

    Yes, I’m disappointed there are no new song tracks except for a remix of Rainbow. But I’m certainly not upset with David about that. He’s been so terrific and given us so much already!! Usually when an artist releases an expanded edition of an album, a few new tracks are usually included, so I was a bit surprised.

  32. kimk says:

    sarahhazel he can do it if he wishes.. new label, great song, great voice and KABOOM!!

  33. kimk says:

    David has an amazing voice.. all he needs to do is get all the other stuff together to make it all work.
    look at Adele.

  34. Anita says:

    VaBeach-Hi!

  35. kimk says:

    Anita he can’t record anything right now and guessing his team wants to recoup the cost of making the video and such? not sure overseas you can release just a song or video?
    me just happy we have Rainbow and it is happy.. liked Wait and Forevermore vids but not really into sad ones.

  36. OoO says:

    Sarahhazel Hi I went to Idolhead Ed they have Idol Alumni Sales and I saw David Crush CD was sold 765,000 I think that number was a long while ago it should be more than that now. I wish this cd will reach platinum someday too.

  37. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–yup, it’s all up to him….he’s got the GIANT talent and the IT factor to take him there once again.

  38. sarahhazel says:

    OoO–thanks….hope it IS a lot more than that….a platinum album sounds awesome!

  39. sarahhazel says:

    catniss evergreen
    @DavidArchie You gave me a meaning to my life and I’ve gone beyond existing. (‘:
    https://twitter.com/lambstewfreak/status/261508431582748672/photo/1

  40. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–so happy for the RMV/Remix even without the new songs….plus I love the instrumentals to sing to…better than the karaoke stuff from the the originals.

  41. Anita says:

    kimk-That could be the case. I noticed there are more Karaoke tracks though. I’m remembering the fact that FEE is mainly for the Filipino fans as a thank you from David, and I’m fine with that. They have been so fabulous to him!!!

    Christmas Dreaming……Like I’ve said before, no one sings Christmas music better than David! There are so many fabulous videos from David’s X-mas concerts to watch, that to me, they are a gift in themselves!!! So if David didn’t record any other holiday music for us, that’s perfectly fine. There are tons of stellar past performances to watch and listen to!

  42. Martha says:

    Jasmine ‏@jascurtissmith
    Yay!! 6 years of HS finally done. Thank you all for your tweets! ☺

  43. sarahhazel says:

    Anita–so true….we have CFTH and GCT, both spectacular….and many, many amazing live performances on YT to enjoy this Christmas and all year long. :)

  44. sarahhazel says:

    Congrats to Jas!

  45. Martha says:

    David Archuleta ‏@DavidArchie
    No confirmed release date for Forevermore Expanded Edition. Being manufactured now but here is what u can expect. (KS) pic.twitter.com/s2dCaDg5

  46. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–thanks….I love that pic!

  47. kimk says:

    ahh.. NICE!

    Anita way I see it it is also a fabulous way to keep the buzz going too.. looking forward to getting one. lol might not get it as quick as I like but at least I bet the vid will be on YT!!

  48. Anita says:

    sarahhazel-When I was in Target just the other day, they had GCT. I was excited to see that! GCT is such a treasure! David and MOTAB make it a must have!! I wonder if the Christmas special will be aired on TV again this year. I hope so, although not having David’s best performance of the whole thing aired, being Silent Night, was disappointing.

  49. sarahhazel says:

    @snowangelzz ‏@snowangelzz

    @DavidArchie @kariontour eeeep, totally plan to mangle Reaching Out at karaoke! lol

  50. kimk says:

    ha I cannot sing.
    folks would pay me not to sing.

  51. kimk says:

    Anita oh I hope so too!!! please GCT on PBS!!!!!

  52. sarahhazel says:

    Disney Dreaming ‏@Disney_Dreaming

    David Archuleta “Forevermore” Expanded Edition Track List http://goo.gl/cpOiJ

  53. sarahhazel says:

    kimk—LOL….you can still to yourself just for fun…haha….otherwise, “you could always plant a tree!”<—-that's from David! ;)

  54. Anita says:

    kimk-So true! Keeping David’s name out there will be a great help to him!

  55. sarahhazel says:

    still *sing*

  56. Lucy says:

    Hmmm why doesn’t FOD have David’s tweets anymore?

  57. Martha says:

    http://www.examiner.com/article/first-idol-winner-with-a-holiday-album-scotty-mccreery-charts-first

    “But the biggest sellers have been by another couple of runners-up. Season 8′s David Archuleta’s Christmas From The Heart has sold nearly 250,000 copies to date. Season 2′s Clay Aiken, though, has the record to beat. His Merry Christmas with Love has sold over 1.4 million units to date. “

  58. sarahhazel says:

    Martha–thanks!….nice mention there…..except it said “Season 8″…LOL

  59. I,m listening to Crush right now on my radio at Work. I just love it. No customers, can just enjoy Crush.

  60. breanne says:

    I’ll Never Go mv:
    http:/youtu.be/duC219F8dvo

  61. sarahhazel says:

    Linda– :)

  62. breanne says:

    Correct ING mv link:
    http://youtu.be/duC219F8dvo

  63. Rapport says:

    Joanie, it is so sweet that you posted my comment about CFTH on the front page today. I am touched.

    Crush will forevermore be known as David’s signature song. Such teen angst and yearning when love first bubbles to the surface. David always makes you “feel” that feeling.

    And, one pet peeve here. How come so many people don’t know how to spell David’s last name correctly? Or even check to see if it’s spelled correctly? Not us, that’s for sure. We know it’s one “t”, not two!

  64. nora says:

    Hi everybody, just ordered my FEE cd.

    Lucy I used my Visa and didn’t have a problem. Can’t wait to see the Rainbow MV. Don’t care if there are no new songs on it, and understand why.
    Have been playing EBH MV on Utube for the last few days, I think the number is stuck at 168,864, it never took this long for the numbers to change, has anybody else noticed that?

  65. kimk says:

    folks these days just aren’t into rudolf.. think something more like the abominable snowman.
    on steroids no less.

  66. sarahhazel says:

    nora–noticed that too….I’m sure it will change sooner or later….LOL

  67. oinkiers says:

    Good afternoon everyone!!

  68. VaBeachArchie says:

    Have all my ducks in a row…did my David duties, pre-ordered my FEE and caught up on comments….now off to work! ENJOY YOUR DAY and time in Davidland! Hugs to all! :)

  69. Sirinity Dorrell says:

    I really enjoyed today post. I was really suprised to see my Tribute Video to David Archuleta on FOD. Thank you for putting it on the website. I hope other people enjoy it too. I really like the video of David singing I Need A Silent Night. I think he sings that song really well.

  70. sarahhazel says:

    Hi, oinkiers and Sirinity!

    VaBch–I guess..hi and bye to you for now!

  71. kimk says:

    ughs…. please let us have a snippet of Rainbow!!!?
    10 days+ is killing me!!!!

  72. sarahhazel says:

    Archu Latinas ‏@ArchuLatinas

    Especial: David Archuleta. <3 [2/5] ¿Cuantos MG? -Keila:3 http://fb.me/yR8RrzNp

  73. sarahhazel says:

    Hang in there, kimk…..we’re almost there! :)

  74. sarahhazel says:

    jonathan santos ‏@ainoboy

    @pinantonio ms.pin, youre the one who did david archuleta’s hair for bench fix? where can i have that cut?

  75. Ali says:

    Martha – thanks for posting that Examiner article! Nice that they mention CFTH as one of the top sellers (from Season 8 lolol) but they need to do a little more updating. The most recent sales number I have for CFTH show it at 258K as of September of this year. I’m sure they probably don’t pay to have access to those full SoundScan numbers though.

  76. tami lyn says:

    omg was cleaning out a drawer and found a mormon pamphlet from 1986 that some missionaries must have brought to my door! wth??! lol been on a carb rampage the last 2 days! ~ apple fritters, frosted ginger cookies, cheesecake, and poptarts! and i feel surprisingly well, lol! :)

  77. tami lyn says:

    wow 1986 is before david was even born! lol maybe it was just printed in 1986 cuz i’ve only lived in my current house since 2000. either that or i was saving it for 14 years and brought it with me. ???

  78. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–what’s up with the carb binge? :???:

  79. sarahhazel says:

    Heather ❤ DA2014 ‏@Heather_DA2014

    David pic day 60! Cuter than cute!! #davidarchie #da2014 http://instagr.am/p/ROMQmSwU-3/

  80. sarahhazel says:

    Ashley Annette ‏@AshleyyNumber4

    Found little Archie. Cutie in his uniform! @DavidArchie @xoxoCherriezz @Ramdom_Loving https://twitter.com/AshleyyNumber4/status/261589128372686848/photo/1

  81. sarahhazel says:

    djafan#DA2014 ‏@djafanTheVoice

    Worldwide Trending Party,Friday October 26 9pm EST in honor of: #CrushDoublePlatinum @davidarchie @kariontour #DA2014

  82. sarahhazel says:

    ashley lamont † ‏@_ashleylamont

    i have such a big crush on david archuleta all of a sudden

  83. sarahhazel says:

    Yikes!…Frankestorm starting Sunday???….This kind of weather makes me wanna move back to CA. :eek:

  84. kimk says:

    CA has earthquakes!

  85. RJ says:

    Woohoo for “Crush”!!! It ain’t going awaaaaaayyyy.

  86. tami lyn says:

    sarah~ i have rehearsal tonight and i need energy! right now i’m singing along to CFTH! :)

  87. sarahhazel says:

    kimk–LOL…that was just my lame excuse….I actually miss my daughter everyday, that’s why.

  88. sarahhazel says:

    tami lyn–sounds fun!….hope you don’t get too hyper…haha!

  89. sarahhazel says:

    Hi, RJ!

  90. tami lyn says:

    sarah~ thanks! i’ll probably be spazzing as usual, lol! :)

  91. sarahhazel says:

    I want him to sing HIS other version of LDB on his next Christmas tour!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=endscreen&NR=1&v=b08DM2fm3Fg

  92. sarahhazel says:

    DA2014 Fitness Club ‏@DA2014FitClub

    DON’T FORGET: Friday is report day for continued walking for “I’d Walk a Thousand Miles for David Archuleta”. :))) http://twitpic.com/b7dlc4

  93. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Hi Fod! :-)

    Thanks for the great new post Joanie – and the handsome pics of Mr Archuleta – those eyes. :-)

    Twas funny reading the blog notes from when Crush was released. As many of you know, I didn’t know about david in the beginning. I discovered his AI vids on youtube and so when I first heard Crush on youtube during the initial budding of my ODD, I remember leaving a comment about Crush.being a bad.choice for a song because it only really appeals to a teeny-bopper demographic. So funny to look back on that comment now as a fully fledged ODDer and now that I know more about the amazing success and popularity of that song.

    Although in all honesty, Crush has never been a favourite of mine at all (despite catching myself getting excited when it starts playing in my car sometimes – whats up with the double standard there Shanny? – probably some sort of subconscious bias against that ‘teeny-bopper’ song? :roll: ) and there is a part of me that wonders if Crush was and is successful mostly because people associate it so closely with AI and how impressed they were with our guy and so it brings out ‘supportive’ feelings towards David and people project that onto Crush?

    So there’s my psychoanalytical blab for the day lol.

    Either way, i’m glad Crush has been received so well and has brought recognition for david. Wouldn’t want it any other way. :-)

  94. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Ha, neat pic of younger david. Looks like he was tacked onto the end of the girls line…shortest boy maybe? Ahhh…poor guy. Don’t worry Archie I’m always the shortie in the pics too. We’ll be the shorties together…in fact come hang with me – I’ll make you look tall. ;-)

  95. Anita says:

    I was just watching some of the Pandora skating special that David was on last November. I’ve kept it saved on my DVR all this time. It’s sooooo worth watching over and over again! My hope is that someday when David decides to record another Christmas album, he will include a studio version of Northern Lights with M.S. Also This Christmas and Chestnuts would be sooooo wonderful!!!!

  96. kimk says:

    Shanny just think it was a well produced.. a down and dirty teeny bopper song. most folks have crushes in one way or another.
    spoke and speaks to them.

  97. Hi everyone i’m back for a second. have football games in a few mins and tomorrow too.
    Sarahhazel, i ordered FEE from WoW but it feom Australia. Thought i was ordering from US. You think it will ever get here.

  98. OoO says:

    Wow Hype Mag reviewed said David Crush Cd sold 900,000 copied wow so close to platinum. I wonder if Kari knows a sales number for Begin. Kari can u share the info with his fans, did we do a good job for him? :)

  99. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Pickles, thanks for the mini spanish lesson! I bought a spanish programme a few months back and the kids love learning it – I guess I better get on and begin learning it now too. Oh the things you do as a david fan! lol

  100. cq#DA2014 says:

    The stars were aligned perfectly for the song Crush to be successful, lets hope that when David comes back that those stars will ones again align perfectly for another, even bigger, hit for our David. I truely believe David’s career will skyrock, so excited for his future singing career.

  101. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Anita, I so want to hear david sing that Manheim Steamroller song on a magical Christmas movie. Would be perfect with its magical, haunting quality.
    Kim, Crush has a catchy chorus too. Think that is what generally catches my attention and gets me singing along.

  102. Ali says:

    OoO – The 900,000 sales listed in that review for David’s first album refers to worldwide sales. The album would be certified on a per country basis. The last official number we have for U.S. sales is from January 2011 and it was at 764,000 then.

    On the top of Crush, I love the song but its not my favorite from the first album. It is a great song though!

  103. Ali says:

    Ha, that should say “on the TOPIC of Crush”. But on the top of Crush is good too ;p

  104. kimk says:

    hope for a ton of real ‘crush’ love songs when he comes back.. in Spanish and no imaginary girls!

  105. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Ali, You Can would be my fav from the first album. And the ever popular YEDL is another. Argh…brain freeze….whats the name of the one about the watch behind the tyre etc…? Your hands? That’s another.
    Anyone know the solution to preventing dementia. Seriously think its in my future. ~sigh~

    Cq, wanted to say…have fun! on your cruise when the time comes. Where does your cruise go to?

  106. Ali says:

    Shanny – My Hands!! He had lots of hands songs lol.

  107. Anita says:

    Shanny-I would LOVE David to sing Northern Lights while a lead in a holiday movie! A Hallmark movie perhaps? I’m game!!!! I’ve been really thinking that the Hallmark channel would be a perfect place for David to do some more acting!

  108. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    MY hands! Ok, thanks Ali. lol
    Yeah…lets blame it on the fact that he likes singing about hands.
    And Angels. Two more songs with similar titles.

  109. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Anita, even if he doesn’t get to act in some bigtime movie one day – surely he will at least get to sing the theme song for something – like the Civil Wars did. His voice is too well suited for some emotional theme song to not be noticed by movie people eventually. Think it’s just a matter of time.

  110. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    BBL peeps. :-)

  111. sarahhazel says:

    funfee #DA2014 ‏@funfee

    Heard Something ‘Bout Love in JCP today!!! It was all I could do not to dance around!!! @DavidArchie sounded so good!
    Expand

  112. sarahhazel says:

    Rou Min ‏@rotanrm

    lol this next album will have the whole fanbase singing karaoke at get together with all those minus-one’s songs! :P lol @davidarchie

  113. cq#DA2014 says:

    Thank you Shanny, it’s a Caribbean cruise, ports that we will stop at are Grand Turk, Turks & Caicos Islands, San Juan, Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands and Half Moon Cay, Bahamas. I’m leaving from Ft. Lauderdale on Nov. 3rd for 7 glorious days at sea. Hoping to come back to a SPAZZ FEAST over the Rainbow MV all over Archuland, hehehe!!

  114. sarahhazel says:

    Arvin Dimaunahan ‏@1234evermore

    50 Week David Archuleta Tumblr ChallengeWeek 17 – A Little Too Not Over You Week [x][x] http://tmblr.co/ZDjE9yV_RzDt

  115. Tracy says:

    Hi all, i have a question? This may be silly but what does “minus-one” mean on the track list? I cant figure that one out lol

  116. sarahhazel says:

    Tracy–it’s the instrumental accompaniment to the song….same with the karaoke music.

  117. Anita says:

    Shanny-David singing the theme song for a big screen movie blockbuster would be divine!! Perhaps David will get to sing at the Oscars one day! Now that would be a BIG DEAL for sure!!!

  118. sarahhazel says:

    Anita–adding that to the FAN BUCKET LIST. :)

  119. Tracy says:

    oh ok thought it was something like that, thank you

  120. Candy says:

    Another great post Joanie-Awww that lead picture…what a cutie! His smile is so infectious…you cant help but smile back!
    *Tossing confetti* So happy to see that Davids baby CRUSH has officially been declared “Double Platinum” It just keeps on going…too bad Jive didnt follow it up with another hit song! Oh well, spilt milk, water over the dam, just glad he kept singing!
    I often wonder how or by who cover photos are chosen, the one on the crush cd wasnt a fav of mine, like the blue a ton better.

  121. TRACY – to add to SARAH’s explanation of “minus-one”

    A recording usually consists of several tracks – the instruments, the vocals, the back-up vocals, etc… layed over one on top of another to complete the arrangement.

    For example, a piece of music that has four parts: a vocal part, a drum part, a bass part, and a piano part. If you remove one of the parts, you have a three-part arrangement. 4 parts minus one part equals three parts.

    Accompaniment tracks are called “minus one” tracks because one part has been subtracted. In this case, it is called “minus-one” because the vocal tracks of the recordings had been taken out.

    So it is a literal reference to the process – subtracting one track.

    It’s “music minus one” because it needs “one more” to become complete. When you play along with it you are the “one” that completes it.

  122. Anita says:

    sarah-That sounds like a plan!!! Another one is an R&B album, but I’m sure someone already put that on our Bucket List! David has to go back to his roots someday, and that’s in R&B/Soul!

  123. sarahhazel says:

    Anita–we should review our bucket list, compile them and send them to Kari…haha….
    who knows…some of them might be granted come 2014!

  124. Candy says:

    thanks JR for the explanation, I sort of had an idea but that makes sense as to why its called “minus-one” :)

  125. sarahhazel says:

    McKenzie Harris ‏@McKenzieHarr

    Know why so many auditioning for X-Factor are Justin Bieber clones but none are David Archuleta clones? Cuz @DavidArchie can’t be cloned.

  126. sarahhazel says:

    brooklynne jones ‏@brooklynnemarie
    goodness @D_Toms1224 is literally giving me flashbacks from when i was obsessed with archuleta

    19m D-Toms D-Toms ‏@D_Toms1224
    @brooklynnemarie Oh gosh I used to love him too. Tomorrow I’m going to go on a David Archuleta marathon. Haha.

    17m brooklynne jones brooklynne jones ‏@brooklynnemarie
    @D_Toms1224 ha that sounds wonderful, i’ll join in with you

    16m D-Toms D-Toms ‏@D_Toms1224
    @brooklynnemarie Fantastic! Sounds like a plan!

  127. Tracy says:

    Wow- JR thank you, that makes pefect sense now :)

  128. josie says:

    Hello real quick to whoever’s still here. :) Since Shanny mentioned it, I have to confess that I never really loved Crush, either. lol. When I would call to request it, I remember thinking “Uggh. This DJ is gonna say ‘Do you loooove this song? Do youuuu have a Crush on Archie?’ David, I’m doing this for you, and ONLY you.” lol.

  129. tami lyn says:

    i remember calling and requesting ALTNOY many many times and they never played it :( would like to know why. seems like after crush they refused to play any more of david’s songs :( i would still like an explanation for that!

  130. tami lyn says:

    i bought a blue wig so i could attempt to be katy perry for halloween. one of my good friends has double dared me to wear the wig to the grocery store on halloween afternoon lol! what makes this super scary is that i used to work there many years ago and everyone knows me.

  131. josie says:

    tami lyn~I honestly believe that they didn’t play ALTNOY because the label rep did nothing to push it to radio, & because it was a little “slow” for Top40…Katy Perry, huh? You should do it, since you don’t still work there. lol.

  132. tami lyn says:

    josie~ yeah u are probably right about ALTNOY. so disgusting cuz such a great song! thanks for the halloween encouragement! hope i have the nerve to do it lol!

  133. josie says:

    yw. :) ….Hm. The fanbase needs a boost again. I can kinda tell. ‘Night.

  134. nora says:

    tami lyn I agree I requested ALTNOY on my radio station and they never would play it either. They would never play any of his songs after Crush, I don’t believe it was becaus it was too slow, they played other slow songs on the radio, there was something about David that they didn’t like, don’t as me why, I don’t have a clue.
    I think the numbers on EMH MV are stuck they haven’t changed in a few days 168,864,
    I wonder how you get them to correct it, if they do will they count all the ones that were played that they didn’t count?

  135. tami lyn says:

    nora~ yeah it does seem like he was actively discriminated against. i wonder, do radio djs and execs in general have a bias against american idol contestants?? sure seems like it sometimes :(

  136. tami lyn says:

    unless of course u are kelly clarkson or carrie underwood!

  137. nora says:

    tami lyn-I think maybe they do, even Ryan Seacrest I requested David’s ALTNOY on his program and he wouldn’t play it either, when I think that David appeared on some of the Charity things with him, which he didn’t have to do, but being the nice person David is he would do anything for anybody. I think DJs get some kind of kick back, maybe not money, but other things. I don’t believe they have changed from when I was a teenager the DJs got kickbacks for playing artists music then. I believe they still do JMO

  138. tami lyn says:

    nora~ yeah it sure would be nice to know the truth about how radio play really works!

  139. nora says:

    tami lyn, I guess we’ll never know. I hope you do have the courage to wear your blue wig. Have fun. getting late here almost midnight have to get up tomorrow at 6. Must say goodnight to all.

  140. tami lyn says:

    thanks! i have to get to bed too. goodnight :)

  141. Lucy says:

    Darn! I still can’t preorder FEE, it keeps saying payment failed, my card is perfectly good, I did email them twice so far but no response yet. I wonder if Amazon would carry it, I hope I can get a copy somehow:/ good nite all.

  142. sydnie says:

    Thank you Joanie for the great news! WoooooHooooo David’s baby CRUSH is finally double platinum! I still listen to his debut cd regularly with my favorites being Waiting for Yesterday & YEDL! :D
    Whew nail biter….Giants squeaked by! :D
    Abms, thanks to your boy Hunter Pence we got an insurance run late in the game so i was able to breathe a little! :D

  143. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Josie, haha thanks for doing that for our guy despite the pain of it. :-)

    The whole radio thing is a mystery to me. Annoys me really. But…i’ll just let it slide on by…..

    Tamilyn, go for it! If your real life personality is anything like your online, personality, you are the one to get away with pulling off crazy fun antics! lol

  144. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    So much for letting, it slide on by….
    …was just thinking….david has kind of alluded to the fact that there is prejudice in the industry if you have high standards. Makes me think with comments like that – and I would think he would have more insight into the inner workings of the industry than we do – that he probably thinks its a bias problem. But obviously he’s willing to work within that as best as he can.

  145. Shanny in australia #DA2014 says:

    Cq, sounds fantabulous! Wowza, you sure are going to have a great time! :-D

  146. VaBeachArchie says:

    Good morning FOD! CRAZY busy day today….but TGIF!

    On radio play…think it’s what’s HOT…good, bad or indifferent! Look at what they play…over and over. Big names, big sales and LOTS of promo…that’s the key! Look at the hype for Taylor Swift’s new album…RED! Won’t matter though, because anything she puts out sells! Once you have “the name” it pretty much is a slam dunk you’ll get played! Guess that’s why I don’t listen to radio!

    tami lyn..Think the blue wig and dressing as Katy Perry sounds like FUN! Go for it!

    Nana patrol! ENJOY YOUR DAY and time in Davidland! Trending tonight #CrushDoublePlatinum should be FUN! :)

  147. kimk says:

    Good morning folks!!
    Happy Friday!!

    Roselyn Garcia ‏@roselyn_DA2014
    #MentionSomeoneWhoAlwaysOnYourMind THIS DAZZLING CREATURE

    https://twitter.com/roselyn_DA2014/status/261761304744841216/photo/1

  148. kimk says:

    did ALTNOY sell well.. I do not remember.
    think if the song is hot it will be played.. like PSY’s Gangnam Style I suppose.

    gosh to all in the path of Frankenstorm take care.. they are scaring me on the news this morning!
    supposed to come here a tad in NC
    but nothing like it is supposed to be by NJ and NYC!! :(

  149. kimk says:

    WWTT TONIGHT!! :)

    joanie s ‏@suttygal
    Reminder: @DavidArchie fans: Friday WWTT to acknowledge/celebrate a double platinum for Crush! 9pm EDT #CrushDoublePlatinum RT plz :)

  150. kimk says:

    not David..
    but looking to get the weekend party started EARLY!!!
    Derek Hough and Shawn Johnson dancing the Mambo DWTS
    white hat, open shirt.. they were great!!
    lol whateven we get something like this from David!
    http://youtu.be/a_WARREbiic

    oh and Paula cracks me up!

  151. ksf says:

    Good morning! :)

    I’ve always liked Crush. It’s catchy and most people can relate to it. To me it was one of the better songs on that first album. Great song. Also loved ALTNOY; great urban/r&b sound. More please! :)

    sarahhazel – you mentioned the other day that you are in NoVA. My brother-in-law lives in Stafford! Where are you?

  152. kimk says:

    lol view at your own risk..
    they did Gangnam Style on DWTS!
    http://youtu.be/k2TFHvDrnFA
    oh my gosh
    think I missed a great show!

    umm you can tell I miss David no? :)

  153. Bychance says:

    Good morning FOD!….one day closer to Rainbow!!!

    Lucy – am planning to order FEE today. I can order an extra and send it to you if you would like.

  154. ksf says:

    kimk – lol…funny :)

    TBH, I just don’t get the appeal of this song and the accompanying dance! It’s like it tries too hard to be catchy? funny? I know that it’s meant to be a cariacature of an affluent neighborhood in S. Korea but…idk. Maybe I’d be more impressed if I looked at some of PSY’s other music, since he’s been around a while.

  155. ksf says:

    Kari should add to David’s Bucket List: “If the opportunity EVER presents itself, say NO to DWTS!” It seems like its a show for has-beens and older folks. Never understood its popularity. I much prefer SYTYCD. They can ACTUALLY dance. LOL.

  156. sarahhazel says:

    NEW THREAD