Permanent (song)

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Single by David Cook
from the album David Cook
Released May 18, 2009 (United States)
Format Digital download, CD
Recorded 2008
Genre Alternative rock
Length 2:57 (album version)
3:23 (single version)
Label RCA/19 Records
Writer(s) David Cook, Chantal Kreviazuk, Raine Maida
Producer(s) Rob Cavallo
David Cook singles chronology
"Come Back to Me"
"Jumpin' Jack Flash"

"'Permanent" is the fourth single released by David Cook. The song was performed on the finale of season 8 of the TV show American Idol, and the performance then released onto iTunes as a charity single.

The song's lyrics talk about Cook's late brother, Adam who had battled with brain cancer before his death from this disease. The song was written by David Cook, Chantal Kreviazuk, and Raine Maida and was released on RCA Records.

All proceeds from iTunes sales of the American Idol finale performance of the song will go to ABC2 (Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure).

Chart performance[edit]

"Permanent" debuted at number 24 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart for the chart week of May 29, 2009, selling 103,000 downloads.[1]

Chart (2009) Peak
Canadian Hot 100 26
U.S. Billboard Hot 100 24
U.S Billboard Pop 100 34


United States:
American Idol Charity Version: 61,000[2]
Album Version: 98,000[2]
Total: 159,000[2]


  1. ^ (2009-05-27). "Idols inundate Hot 100, but Glee gloats with top debut". Retrieved 2009-05-27. 
  2. ^ a b c "Kellie Pickler, Daughtry buck American Idol sales decline". USA Today. June 3, 2009. Retrieved Aug 28, 2010. 

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