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Encyclopedia > Do I Make You Proud
"Do I Make You Proud"
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Single by Taylor Hicks
from the album Taylor Hicks
B-side(s) "Takin' It to the Streets"
Released June 13, 2006
Format CD Single
Recorded Los Angeles, California
Genre Soul
Length 4:13
Label Arista
Writer(s) Tracy Ackerman, Andy Watkins, Paul Wilson
Producer(s) Absolute, Dave Way
Certification - [1]
Peak chart positions
  • #1 (U.S.)
  • #1 (Canada)
  • #16 (World)
Taylor Hicks singles chronology
"Do I Make You Proud"
(2006)
"Just to Feel That Way"
(2007)

"Do I Make You Proud" is a soul-pop song written for American Idol season five winner Taylor Hicks by Tracy Ackerman, Andy Watkins, and Paul Wilson of the Absolute production team, and co-produced by Dave Way. The song was released as a single on June 13, 2006 from the Arista record label. A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Taylor Reuben Hicks (born October 7, 1976) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. ... Taylor Hicks is the eponymous major label debut album by American Idol fifth-season winner Taylor Hicks. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Takin It to the Streets is the sixth studio album by American rock band The Doobie Brothers, released in 1976. ... June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... A CD single is a music single in the form of a compact disc. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: State California County Los Angeles County Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Arista Records is an American record label that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony BMG, and operates under the RCA Records Group // After being fired from CBS Records, Columbia Pictures hired Clive Davis to be a consultant for the company’s record and music operations. ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Absolute were formed in 1988 by Paul Wilson and Andy Watkins after they met at university and decided to pursue a career in music. ... Music recording sales certification is a system of certifying that a music recording has sold a certain number of copies. ... A record chart, also known as a music chart, is a method of ranking music according to popularity during a given period of time. ... Taylor Reuben Hicks (born October 7, 1976) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. ... Just to Feel That Way is the first single taken from Taylor Hicks major label debut album Taylor Hicks. ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... For popular forms of music in general, see Popular music. ... A rand is a relatively short musical composition. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ... The fifth season of American Idol began on January 17, 2006 and concluded on May 24, 2006. ... Taylor Reuben Hicks (born October 7, 1976) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. ... Absolute were formed in 1988 by Paul Wilson and Andy Watkins after they met at university and decided to pursue a career in music. ... A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... Arista Records is an American record label that is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony BMG, and operates under the RCA Records Group // After being fired from CBS Records, Columbia Pictures hired Clive Davis to be a consultant for the company’s record and music operations. ...


The lyrics communicate a feeling of pride for one's accomplishments after struggling with and then finally achieving a long-term goal, all while retaining one's humility. This reflects Hicks' sudden career transformation from an independent musical artist to a celebrity.


Hicks first performed the song on the finale of American Idol's fifth season, to which he received outstanding comments from all three judges. Simon Cowell correctly predicted that Hicks would win that year's American Idol with the performance. Simon Philip Cowell (Born 7 October 1959) is an English artist and repertoire (A&R) executive for Sony BMG in the United Kingdom, but is best known as a judge on the television programs Pop Idol, The X Factor and American Idol. ... AMERICAN IDOL HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO DEATH OF SIMON ...


Along with "Do I Make You Proud", it includes, as a B-side track, his cover of The Doobie Brothers's "Takin' It to the Streets". The American Idol judges loved his rendition of "Takin' It to the Streets" – Randy Jackson said it was not his favorite song from Hicks, but he was trying to comprehend his dance moves onstage. Paula Abdul said that the song was great and loved the energy and dancing. Simon Cowell "loved the song" and said that "that's what it's all about — having fun and being memorable." Cowell also said it was the best performance of the night. In recorded music, the terms A-side and B-side refer to the two sides of 7 inch vinyl records on which singles have been released since the 1950s. ... Doobie Brothers in concert at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, California, on August 31, 2006. ... Takin It to the Streets is the sixth studio album by American rock band The Doobie Brothers, released in 1976. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section cites very few or no references or sources. ...


Hicks' rendition of "Takin' It to the Streets" would become his first song to chart, peaking at number sixty-nine on the Billboard Hot 100, due to moderate sales of digital downloads only. The song was not released as Hicks's single, since "Do I Make You Proud" was to become his first single after he won the American Idol competition. Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ... // A digital download (also known as a digital single or a paid digital download) is an official and legal music single available for purchase through an online store. ...


"Weird Al" Yankovic's 2006 album Straight Outta Lynwood included a parody of "Do I Make You Proud", called "Do I Creep You Out". It is Yankovic's first parody of a singer from the Idol television series. This article is about the musician himself. ... Straight Outta Lynwood is the twelfth album by Weird Al Yankovic. ...

Contents

Tracklisting

  1. "Do I Make You Proud" — 4:10
  2. "Taking It to the Streets" — 3:37

Chart performance

Billboard magazine confirmed that "Do I Make You Proud" sold 190,000 physical singles and 38,000 digital downloads during its first week, prompting a number-one debut on the Hot 100 for the issue dated July 1, 2006 It has been the 15th song out of over 900 number ones to debut at number one on the Hot 100 chart; all American Idol winner's first singles (with the exception of Ruben) have gone to number one on the hot 100 chart. [2]. As of September 2006, Taylor Hicks has sold 622,000 singles. Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... July 1 is the 182nd day of the year (183rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 183 days remaining. ...


"Do I Make You Proud" remained number-one on the Billboard Hot 100 for one week, gradually declining until it left the chart after eight weeks, making it the first #1 single in the history of the US charts to fall off the charts in less than ten weeks. [3]


On September 28, 2006, the song was atop SoundScan's singles chart in Canada for the 15th straight week, but then it was succeeded by Eva Avila's song, Meant to Fly. It has since then surpassed the top-of-the-chart runs of all four Canadian Idol winners. Eva Avila (born Eva Gougeon-Ávila, in Ottawa, Ontario, February 25, 1987) is a Canadian singer from Gatineau, Quebec and the winner of the 2006 season of Canadian Idol, the fourth year or instalment of the show. ... ... Canadian Idol is a reality television show on the Canadian television network CTV, based on the popular British show Pop Idol and its American counterpart American Idol. ...


Chart trajectories

U.S. Billboard Hot 100
Week 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08
Position
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3
14
27
39
55
78
98
World Singles Top 40 trajectory
Week 01 02 03
Position
17
22
out
Canada Singles Top 40 sales trajectory [4]
Week 01 02 03 04 05 06 07 08 09 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
Position
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
2

The Billboard Hot 100 is the United States music industry standard singles popularity chart issued weekly by Billboard magazine. ...

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Preceded by
"Hips Don't Lie" by Shakira featuring Wyclef Jean
Billboard Hot 100 number-one single
July 1, 2006
Succeeded by
"Promiscuous" by Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland
Preceded by
"Promiscuous" by Nelly Furtado featuring Timbaland
Canadian number-one single
July 1, 2006 (15 weeks)
Succeeded by
"Meant to Fly" by Eva Avila

 
 

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