Watch Out, Selena Gomez! Your Friend Demi Lovato's New Single, 'Skyscraper,' Might Be The Most Popular Inspirational Song Of The Summer!

Tue, July 12, 2011 2:59pm EST by 178 Comments

Less than 24 hours after being released, Demi Lovato’s comeback single, “Skyscraper,” is already number one on iTunes! Which song do YOU like better?

Demi Lovato is ready to take the world by storm again — and from the looks of things, you’re ready to have her! The 18-year-old former Disney starlet released her single, “Skyscraper,” late July 11 and now, only 12 hours later, it’s number one on the iTunes charts. Wowza!

“WOW!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!!! WE DID IT!!!!!!!! #1 on iTUNES!!!!!!!! MY #LOVATICS ARE INCREDIBLE!!!!!! #SKYSCAPER,” Demi tweeted after watching her song climb the charts.

“Skyscraper” is a quality song — particularly because it speaks so closely to Demi’s situation throughout the last year. After having a physical and emotional breakdown in the fall, Demi spent time in a treatment facility in Chicago, ended her TV show and has been on a new, healthier path ever since. “Skyscraper” is an anthem describing her plight, but building her back up…as tall as a skyscraper.

Part of Demi’s popularity is in thanks to her A-list friends, who have been tweeting their support and encouraging fans to buy her single.

Kim Kardashian wrote, “I am so excited to download @ddlavato new song #SKYSCRAPER! It’s out tonight! EVERYONE MUST DOWNLOAD IT!!! So proud of u Dem!”

Other supporters have included Ryan Seacrest, Eva Longoria, Brittany Snow and Jordin Sparks, to name a few.

It’s nearly impossible to compare Demi’s new single to her former BFF Selena Gomez hit song, “Who Says,” but it will be interesting to see which one outperforms the other. “Skyscraper” is deeper, darker and slower, while “Who Says” has a faster, ‘poppier’ beat. The one thing these songs have in common is their positive message, which is refreshing to hear on today’s radio.

Ultimately, there’s room in both the music world and Hollywood for Demi and Selena to flourish in their own ways…but when it comes to YOUR iPod, which starlet’s song is getting the most play? Sound off below!

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Posted at 12:57 PM on April 11, 2012  

I chose Demi Skycraper coz well its obvious it’s better:P Demi has such a strong voice <3

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Posted at 11:12 AM on November 25, 2011  

Okay I picked Selena her song is better because Demi always breathes really loud like Sky *BREATHE* Scraper the whole song she does that between every word but Demi is beautiful! and strong and Selena is to! Demis song Sky Scraper is really pretty and so is Selenas Selena makes you feel beutiful in that song and that goes out to everyone not just little kids if someone was torn down both songs would make you stronger but I chose Selena and this is not about looks but everyone has there own opinion! Thats totally fine but thats my opion so please dont go hating on me thanks

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Posted at 5:09 AM on November 21, 2011  

guys guys,,they are both ! famous they r both great!
they are both famous in there own way..can’t see ! its a tie..!! waitFacebook: Selena has 18 million fans while Demi has 7 million – Selena wins
Twitter: Selena has 5 million followers compared to Demi’s 3 million – Selena wins
Total Album Sales: Selena has sold 1.3 million albums while Demi has sol just under 1 million – Selena wins
Album Chart Positions: Selena’s two albums peaked at #9 and #4, Demi’s first album peaked at #2 and her second reached #1 – Demi wins
Charting Singles: Selena has has 3 song in the Billboard Hot 100 while Demi has has 6 – Demi wins
TV Shows: both Demi’s show “Sonny With A Chance” and Selena’s show “Wizard of Waverly Place” averages around 3-4 million viewers per episode in their most recent seasons – tie

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Posted at 11:14 AM on November 25, 2011  

Chantel im not disagreeing but Demi doesnt do Sonny With A Chance anymore I know its sad

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