Seven former American Idol contestants have eight songs in this week’s AC Top 40.
No. 4: The Time of My Life, David Cook
No. 6: What About Now, Daughtry
No. 8: Crush, David Archuleta
No. 15: One Step at a Time, Jordin Sparks
No. 19: Light On, David Cook
No. 26: What’s Right Is Right, Taylor Hicks
No. 29: It’s Your Love, Melinda Doolittle
No. 30: My Life Would Suck Without You, Kelly Clarkson
So far 38 Idol finalists have hit the Billboard charts, scoring a total of 221 #1’s on the magazine’s dozens of rankings. That seems like an insane number, but a single song by Kelly Clarkson (for example) may have topped a dozen or more different charts on its own.