It came true much sooner than we estimated. On the final but official chart published by Mediabase on Sunday at 6:25 pm PDT, Carrie and Keith’s duet incredibly took the throne as this week’s #1 single, though on the previous and unofficial charts it was always situated behind Billy Currington’s “Do I Make You Wanna”.
So, how could this magical overachievement happen?
Last Wednesday when “The Fighter” entered the top 3, “Do I Make You Wanna” still led our single with 184 spins and about 2.4 M audience impressions ahead. But on the next days, “The Fighter” kept prevailing its rivalry by gaining much more positive points, as shown on the below table, especially, on Saturday July 29.
And this led to a very promising opportunity that “The Fighter” could wind up being #1 right this week instead of waiting for another time. And actually on Saturday it had more spins than Billy Currington’s single did. However, even though, on the Mediabase update shown in Sunday morning, it was still at position #2 and almost all Care Bears thought that this was final. But, within the next 15 hours, “The Fighter” gained 10 more spins and 0.020 M AIs, slightly but twice as much as its rivalry did. And these tiny but magnificent extra points affected the final chart on which “The Fighter” was confirmed as #1. It’s so extraordinary and unbelievable.
And this was also the only moment “The Fighter” touched the top. On Monday, its recurrent process dramatically started. On Billboard, it could only peak at #2.
This story reminds me of what happened on Mediabase on Sunday March 12 when Brad Paisley’s “Today” excellently passed Jon Pardi’s “Dirt on My Boots” to proclaim itself #1. Besides, in the past, “Remind Me”, Carrie’s duet with Brad Paisley, became #1 not only on Mediabase Country but also on Billboard Country Airplay (then called Hot Country Songs).
Above all, congratulations to Carrie and Keith on the success of this duet. And we can’t wait for other great collaborations between them in future.