29 reasons we love birthday boi David Archuleta

SO many reasons we all love David, but here are 29 in honour of his birthday today!


His huge heart. Exhibit A:


His dry wit:






How he, um, feels โ€œone with natureโ€. ๐Ÿ˜Š



How he surrounds himself with great people!



His amazing fam:



His amazing fans:



The way he helps people by sharing his own struggles:



He is such a good sport:



The way he doesnโ€™t seem to realize that he looks like this. ๐Ÿ˜ณ



The way he brings people from different places โ€” different everything โ€” together! โค๏ธ


How he brings us Christmas every day!



His precious fanboy heart!





The way he could OWN Tiktok by doing things like this but he just does them when he feels like it … because David. (And yes, I still go back and watch this … again, because David.)

His dance mooooooves!

How he LIVES his faith… and is so inclusive of others
… it’s beautiful to see and encourages me to live by example.

His very essence.

The way he takes a thoughtful, creative gift from a fan and turns it into a fun, interactive game with fans
on both insta and FB. (The IG Live part is still saved on David’s Instagram!)

How he changes up songs and yet they are still wonderful
. Who DOES that??? David, that’s who!

How creative David fans are
… just a few examples

That laugh, those glasses, and Tina’s Tumblr


That David started using IGTV to give us whole songs and covers
… when he did Paralyzed, I legit felt like that guy in the speaker ad who’s practically blown off his chair by the power, like wow. Here are my faves so far:


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A take at #Paralyzed on the Archie piano.

A post shared by David Archuleta (@davidarchie) on

Someone You Loved

I Am Light

How articulate and insightful… and funny!… David is in interviews
… as in this one from Minnesota, where he shares some really interesting thoughts on the American Idol process and being an independent artist:

His awesome band!

This song:

This song:

And this song… always!:

Okay, this may be my favourite moment from the whole tour
… at the early Austin, Texas, show, David noticed that there was a baby in the audience and he asked how old the baby was and the mom said “two months… she was born the day after Paralyzed came out”

… David’s reaction was priceless, you could literally see the wheels turning in his brain

… meanwhile, every single fan there understood immediately that you mark time in terms of David events… “changing jobs? oh, right after the Idol finale… wedding day? oh, right before Spring Tour was announced” bwahahahahaha


HOW ABOUT YOU GUYS???? Anything I’ve left out??!!!


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18 Responses to 29 reasons we love birthday boi David Archuleta

  1. GrammyJ says:

    This post is so great. I agree with your 29 reasons we love Birthday Boy, David! What a guy. No wonder we are still fans.

  2. TaterZen says:

    I loved this post!
    All three times.
    So far.

  3. amb4da says:

    OMG…I’m sure there are at least 29 reasons why I LOVE this post, Deb…everything you said..perfection! Agreed, 29 times! A few specifics…was that really you guys doing snow angels?! If so, SO cool, didn’t know that! WITA live…sigh, sniff, chills, peace, just yea. But that IG Live game….o.m.g. I LOVVVE him…when he’s THAT guy…and ps and btw…he’s ALWAYS THAT guy…just SOOOO dang hilarious trying to do that game, his mom cracking jokes about him turning 29 before the game is over, (where his dry wit come from obvs)…him trying to tell peeps, just OH SO POLIIIITELY, to please not wish him birthday wishes for the duration because he’ll never see the other responses, him just trying so seriously to play this game. Oh but I just love him. And about those dreamy pics…haha…one side of me agrees “he knows not”…other side says…oh Yaaas he miiiiight…cause he can “strike a pose” “with meaning” like nobody’s biz, baby. Just sayin’. Oh and last but not least…that moment during Austin show about the baby…they way it cracked him up was just delightful. The fact that it took me a while to wonder what seemed so funny to him, because as you say….it’s just like duh, doesn’t EVERYone mark time this way?! Lolol….goin’ back to that song game video now…Thank you for the big smiles tonight, girl. :)))

  4. Pepper says:

    What a wonderful compilation of reasons to be a fan…and to love this post Great way to celebrate D’s Birthday. Fantastic job TOfan and even though I’m not sure which reason is my fave, would have to put his tour stop in Vancouver (and Toronto) as one of them! Been waiting a long time. So thank you to David and Happy Birthday! ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ๐ŸŽˆ

  5. TOfan says:

    I meant to add that maybe my favourite thing about the insta live game last night was how EXCITED David was every time the person guessed the right song… and that it literally showed him that, yes, of course we know your songs… not just Crush!… it really felt like a lightbulb went off for him when fans around the world guessed some of those obscure lyrics… even for songs HE DIDNโ€™T REMEMBER! *cough* Build-A-Bear *cough* ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

    When he said โ€œyou guys have my back!โ€… OMG yes, David, you finally get it! lol

    Anyways, it was pretty cool to see him so happy about it!

  6. janey79 says:

    His very essence.
    This gets my vote.

  7. refnaf says:

    This post is the best TOfan!!!!
    Love every reason!
    For me the fact that he came to TO for that VIP and met some of my family was so cool!!!

  8. dangitdavid says:

    Love this!!! ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ๐Ÿฅฐ

  9. TOfan says:

    If anyone missed the epic โ€œgame showโ€ insta live from the other night, bless Shanelle, she uploaded to YouTube!

    I just love everything thing about this! What a BOSS David is about the whole thing! ๐Ÿ˜‚ How sweet (and sometimes intimated lol) peeps are who join the live… how excited David gets when they get the right answer… lovely Lupe helping out… everything!!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

  10. Spirit says:

    This post is absolute perfection, TOfan! I think you covered it all wonderfully! No wonder we’re still following David 11 years after Idol. Each year has been such an adventure! Thanks for posting the insta live game show. I had a big smile on my face the entire time I was watching it. His charm factor is off the charts!

  11. amb4da says:

    Thank Goodness that fan saved it, because he clearly decided not to! THIS whole thing was Archuleta Gold. As you said Deb…just…EVERYthinnnnng. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚
    He needs to do these regularly. “This is not Crush, y’all!” (me: does he really think there are fans who ONLY know Crush? ARE there?!) “To be honest I don’t remember that song!” ๐Ÿ˜† “I’m gonna only give you one chance, then I’ll have to drop you” “I can’t have a conversation.” ๐Ÿ˜‚ Like a BOSS! …and the languages(!!!) that roll off his tongue! ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Indonesian, portugese, spanish…I lost track, but there were more. How excited and touched he got at the end, when as you say, he realized we “have his back.” I had only seen apparently part one yesterday, didn’t even realize there was this, so thank you for posting and Thank goodness for fans and YouTube!! ๐Ÿ˜

  12. amb4da says:

    “I don’t want..any dilly-dallying, alright?!” ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚โค๏ธ

    • TOfan says:


      Youโ€™re so right, Amy, the whole thing is GOLD!!

      (He did save it but it only lasts for 24 hrs I think.)

  13. TOfan says:

    Aaaaaand David was at it again last nights got! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Itโ€™s still up and itโ€™s pretty cool… heโ€™s one deep dude!

    • amb4da says:

      Shoot, couldn’t find this yet…maybe it’s just IG on my pc vs. mobile device…will try again later…tks for heads-up!

  14. refnaf says:

    Awesome all the great things that David is ending the year with!!!
    2020 is going to be amazing!
    Healy hope he finds his kind of perfect!
    Happy New Year yโ€™all

  15. TOfan says:

    NEW New Years post up!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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