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Daughtry, Carrie Underwood and Others Still Rocking Radio Stations

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Will Melinda Doolittle or Chris Sligh one day be on this list? It's possible.

According to the March 10 issue of Billboard, here are how various Idols are doing on national airwaves:

  • Daughtry: "It's Not Over" is down from No. 9 to No. 10 on the broadest Billboard chart, Hot 100 Airplay, but it retains the bullet that denotes it's still gaining airplay. It's up 5-3 on the Pop 100 Airplay chart (which takes out some of the harder R&B and rap titles). And he reigns at No. 1 for the second week on the Adult Top 40 chart.
  • Carrie Underwood: Two songs moving up on the Hot 100 Airplay chart: the older "Before He Cheats," 47-40, regaining a bullet, and "Wasted," climbing 54-50.
  • Ruben Studdard: He has two songs on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart:. The aging "Change Me" drops 22-27 after 30 weeks, a very solid hit; while the new "Make Ya Feel Beautiful" inches up 74-72 after three weeks on the 75-title chart.
  • Jennifer Hudson: Her Dreamgirls showcase, a cover of Lakisha's "And I Am Telling You I Am Not Going," stays at No. 60 (with a bullet) on the Hot 100 Airplay chart;  it's thriving on the Idol-friendly Adult R&B chart, moving 6-4.
  • Katharine McPhee: Not on the Hot 100 Airplay chart yet with "Over It," but it does move 38-35 on the Pop 100 Airplay list and takes a nice jump in digital song sales (59-46).
  • Taylor Hicks: If Taylor's album sales fate depends on his current single, "Just to Feel That Way," we can just about measure the coffin. The only place the song is showing up is a fairly feeble 26-26 (with a bullet) showing on the 30-position AC chart, which airplay is clearly not selling records and is unlikely to do so.
  • Kellie Pickler: Second single "I Wonder" is off to a slowish start, 43-42 on the country chart in its fourth week. But "Red High Heels" had a similar start and ended up hitting the top 20.
  • Bucky Covington: "A Different World" is striving to beak into the top 30, inching up 35-34 after seven weeks.
  • Kimberley Locke: "Change" is doing pretty well on the AC chart, moving 18-19 with a bullet.
  • Josh Gracin: The first Country Idol moves 28-28, with a bullet, with the self-prophetic "I Keep Coming Back."

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