American Idol winner David Cook will reportedly set a U.S. record when 11 of his songs debut on Billboard‘s Hot 100 today. This feat will top the previous record set by Miley Cyrus in 2006. Her record was six songs. These two should totally start a new series of dance war videos on YouTube. Except, instead of dancing, Cook will nod at the camera like it’s lucky to be filming him.
However, Cookie will not hit #1. The orignal song he sang on Idol, “The Time Of My Life”, will debut in the #3 position. But it will take the winning position on the Hot Digital Songs list.
Former bartender Cook’s record-setting debut is the biggest song incursion since Nielsen began tracking the charts in 1991. The Beatles still hold the record for the most songs on the chart in any one week. They had 14 hits on the Hot 100 in 1964. But Gookie Cookie now has the record for debuts in one week. Somewhere, someone who gives a shit about Billboard chart placement is printing out this article and pasting it to a wall. He lives in a basement with stacks of Billboard magazines and Rolling Stones around him like a topiary maze. And his cat was lost in them several months ago and he still hasn’t bothered to look for her. His name? Jeff Archuleta.