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This is a list of the hit singles from the popular reality show American Idol contestants. All singles entered the Billboard Hot 100.

Number-one hits Edit

Year Song Artist
2002 A Moment Like This Kelly Clarkson
2003 This Is the Night Clay Aiken
2004 I Believe Fantasia Barrino
2005 Inside Your Heaven Carrie Underwood
2006 Do I Make You Proud Taylor Hicks
2009 My Life Would Suck Without You Kelly Clarkson

Kelly Clarkson holds 2 records for the biggest leap to #1 from a debut at a lower position on the chart. The first one being with "A Moment Like This" in 2002 which jumped from #52 to #1, and the second one in 2009 with "My Life Would Suck Without You", which recently jumped from #97 to #1 in its second week.

Clay Aiken debuted at #1.

Top 5 hits Edit

Year Song Artist Peak
2003 Flying Without Wings Ruben Studdard #2
2004 The Way Clay Aiken #4
2004 Solitaire Clay Aiken #4
2005 Since U Been Gone Kelly Clarkson #2
2005 Inside Your Heaven Bo Bice #2
2006 It's Not Over Chris Daughtry #4
2007 Home Chris Daughtry #5
2008 No Air Jordin Sparks #3
2008 The Time of My Life David Cook #3
2008 Crush David Archuleta #2

Top 10 hits Edit

Year Song Artist Peak
2003 Miss Independent Kelly Clarkson #9
2004 Breakaway Kelly Clarkson #6
2004 Sorry 2004 Ruben Studdard #9
2005 Behind These Hazel Eyes Kelly Clarkson #6
2005 Because of You Kelly Clarkson #7
2006 Before He Cheats Carrie Underwood #8
2007 I'll Stand by You Carrie Underwood #6
2007 Never Again Kelly Clarkson #8
2007 Tattoo Jordin Sparks #8
2009 I Told You So Carrie Underwood #9
2009 Battlefield Jordin Sparks #10
2010 Whataya Want from Me Adam Lambert #10

"Behind These Hazel Eyes" and "Before He Cheats" are two of the 4 singles by an American Idol contestant that reached a Top 10 position in the Billboard Year-End chart the year were released ("Behind These Hazel Eyes" at #10 in 2005)("Before He Cheats" at #6 in 2007).

Top 20 hits Edit

Year Song Artist Peak
2004 Dreams Diana DeGarmo #14
2005 Jesus Take the Wheel Carrie Underwood #20
2006 Walk Away Kelly Clarkson #12
2006 Somewhere Over the Rainbow Katharine McPhee #12
2007 Wait for You Elliott Yamin #13
2007 Over You Chris Daughtry #18
2007 So Small Carrie Underwood #17
2007 This Is My Now Jordin Sparks #15
2008 What About Now Chris Daughtry #18
2008 Last Name Carrie Underwood #19
2008 One Step at a Time Jordin Sparks #17
2008 Light On David Cook #17
2009 No Surprise Chris Daughtry #15
2009 No Boundaries Kris Allen #11
2009 I Do Not Hook Up Kelly Clarkson #20
2009 Already Gone Kelly Clarkson #17
2009 Cowboy Casanova Carrie Underwood #11

Top 50 hits Edit

Year Song Artist Peak
2004 Invisible Clay Aiken #37
2004 Truth Is Fantasia Barrino #21
2004 Free Yourself Fantasia Barrino #41
2006 Don't Forget to Remember Me Carrie Underwood #49
2006 Over It Katharine McPhee #29
2007 Wasted Carrie Underwood #37
2007 When I See U Fantasia Barrino #32
2007 All-American Girl Carrie Underwood #27
2008 Praying for Time Carrie Underwood #27
2008 Feels Like Tonight Chris Daughtry #24
2008 Just a Dream Carrie Underwood #29
2008 Spotlight Jennifer Hudson #24
2009 Hold Up My Heart Brooke White #47
2009 Home Sweet Home Carrie Underwood #21
2009 Best Days of Your Life Kellie Pickler #46
2009 Permanent David Cook #24
2009 Time for Miracles Adam Lambert #50
2010 Live Like We're Dying Kris Allen #25
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