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Clay posted the following tweet Thursday morning!

I think it is one of his most humorous tweets yet!

The entertainment website, PopDust published an article about Clay Aiken on Thursday:

Throwback Thursday: The Number One Song 10 Years Ago Today Will Surprise You

Close your eyes and picture the summer of 2003. What do you hear? A blast of  “Crazy In Love”  with wafts of “Get Busy” and “In Da Club?” Same with us.

Now open your eyes, and prepare for them to widen: The number one song ten years ago today was sung by Clay Aiken.

To be fair, this is not so absurd given the insane popularity of American Idol season 2 and the fact that the song in question, “This is the Night,” was reportedly inspired by 9/11. On top of this, Aiken finished second on Idol, and everybody loves an underdog.

Beyonce would swoop in the next week with “Crazy In Love” and enjoy a solid 8 week run at the top. Still, if you hopped in a time machine today and zapped 10 years in the past, it would’ve been a Clay Day.

Posted by Samantha Martin, the article certainly puts a different spin on the story than I have heard before, but it is nice to see the article, the great picture and a wonderful video of Clay singing This Is The Night.  Be sure and visit the site and why not leave a comment.  Those two things let the site and the writer know that when they write about Clay, they will get hits!  You can reach the site by clicking on POPDUST

Were you watching American Idol when Clay sang This Is The Night for the first time?  I was watching and it certainly made me smile.

Clay also sang the song at The Miss America Pageant

And…on May 28, 2003

Good Morning America

  • Clay Aiken released This Is The Night/Bridge Over Troubled Water as a CD single on June 10, 2003.
  • According to USA Today, US sales of the single sold 1,012,000 units –as of June, 2009.
  • The single was RIAA certified Gold and Platinum on July 13, 2003.
  • The single was at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles for 11 non-consecutive weeks.  It left the chart after 45 weeks.
  • This Is The Night/Bridge Over Troubled Water had the biggest first-week sales of any single since Elton John’s “Candle in the Wind (1997). It was also easily the best-selling single of 2003.


When was the last time you listened to This Is The Night?

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