Crush

Album: David Archuleta (2008)
Charted: 2

Songfacts®:

  • This was the debut single for the American Idol seventh season runner-up David Archuleta. It entered the Hot 100 at #2, making it the highest chart entry by an Idol contestant for a song never performed on the show. The record had previously been held by Carrie Underwood whose version of The Pretenders "I'll Stand By You" debuted at #6 in May 2007.
  • This was only the second time that the American Idol runner up has outperformed the winner on the Hot 100 with their debut single. (David Cook's coronation single "The Time of My Life" peaked at #3.) The previous instance was in 2003 when runner-up Clay Aiken's debut single "This Is The Night" went straight in at #1, whilst the second season winner Ruben Studdard's "Flying Without Wings" peaked at #2.
  • This was produced by Emanuel Kiriakou and co-written by him together with Jess Cates and David Hodges. Kiriakou also produced and co-wrote with Cates Nick Lachey's Top 10 single, "What's Left Of Me" and "Inconsolable" by the Backstreet Boys. Hodges is best known for being a member of Evanescence (he co-wrote many of the songs on their Fallen album) and his production work for Kelly Clarkson on her Breakaway album, including "Because Of You."
  • This was the first song that the label played to Archuleta and after singing so many adult ballads the American Idol runner-up was immediately attracted to its youthful edge. He told the Los Angeles Times: "They played just a rough demo of it, and I was just like, 'wow.'"
  • This song about the emotional and physical rush of having a crush became the highest charting "crush song" to date in the Hot 100. Previously both The Jets' "Crush on You" and Jennifer Paige's "Crush" peaked at #3.
  • David Archuleta told Digital Spy that this song is about, "not being sure exactly what you feel for someone. You're like, 'Is this real, or is it just one of those normal everyday crushes?' It's really about the confused emotions that arise in that situation."

Comments: 9

  • Dave from Toledo, OhDavid Archuleta should have won the Seventh Season
    of American Idol. The song Crush is great.
  • Ashleigh from ?????, MoEvery one has crushes and everyone can relate to this. Way 2 go David!!! Great Song!!
  • Mara from Oshkosh, WiI love this song! It explains exactly how I feel. It's one of my faves!
  • Rahul from Chennai, Indiaawesome song.... its really cute.... but i'd say the best song by an american idol contestant wud b since u been gone or no air
  • Kennedy from Newport, WaI love this song a lot :D but kids bop had to go and ruin it like every other song :P
  • Zuko from Rancho , Utits the best sing ever. Its my motivation, my ringtone, just everything. It can relate to everyone and anyone who have that little special someone in their mind. Especially when that someone is a big part of your life and daily thoughts.
  • Valerie from None Of Ur Buisness!!, Bcit is anna! :D he is a great singer, and yes, he IS cute... teehee :)
  • Anna from Hopatcong, Nji agree with valerie. this is a great song!!!

    i love david archuleta. he is soo cute.
  • Valerie from None Of Ur Buisness!!, Bcomigosh, i LOVE this song!! love love love it!! :D :D :D
    p.s. wow, first comment...:)
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