In what continues to be the “Story of the Summer”, indie artist, Cutting Edge, through the month of July, has two songs inside the top 20 of the Billboard Hot Single Sales charts. Both of the band’s songs, the ballad “Without You,” which entered the chart at #17 and “If The Walls Could Talk,” which entered at #20, made their debut on July 7, 2011; the first time ever an Indie band debuted two songs inside the top 20 of the chart during the same week. What is more surprising to music insiders is that after five weeks, both songs are still charting and in fact, both songs are still climbing the Billboard chart. On August 4th, “Without You” climbed up to #9 and “If The Walls Could Talk” moved up to #15. This is an amazing feat for any recording artist to accomplish and even more amazing for an indie recording artist. To give more perspective of this accomplishment by Cutting Edge, last week, Lady Gaga was the only other artist to have two songs inside the top 20 and this week, she only has one song on the chart. Lady Antebellum and Coldplay are currently #1 and #2 on the chart.[youtube fqHIAvopMxY nolink]
The strength of Cutting Edge seems to be coming from internet radio stations, video play on various music channels and bloggers. During the week of July 21, “Without You” received over 3,200 spins at internet radio stations in the U.S. alone and became #1 recording artist on the Online Radio Breakout Charts, while “If The Walls Could Talk” peaked at #8 during the same time. Cutting Edge has produced eight videos at very little cost and they are receiving excellent comments from the public and bloggers. Music Dish TV stated the music videos “remind one of the way music videos used to be made-always moving, very busy and highly intriguing.