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She sold over 359,000 copies her 1st week. Her fanbase is still there to support this album. How about this her opening week sales passed by Beyonce's 4 album (310,000 copies), Britney Spears' Femme Fatale (276,000 copies), Adele's 21 (352,000 copies) and Rihanna's Talk That Talk (197,000 copies) to name a few.
With no promotion in America and not a mega single (Gimme All Your Love only went to no.10), that's great for Madonna. What do you think?
No, I say that because of the methodology used to compile the chart. The Hot 100 combines single sales with radio airplay data. There are plenty of songs (think anything from "American Idol" or "Glee") that people purchase in droves that never get played on the radio. In the case of Madonna, as we discussed previously, most of the airplay of her new single was bought and paid for by her record label, which paid Clear Channel a bunch of money to play it on their stations. Of course, she still has plenty of fans who bought the song the week it came out too. That's why it debuted in a high position on the Hot 100.
After the first week, nobody new was downloading the song, since all her fans already did, and radio stations didn't want to play the song on their own accord without being paid, so it dropped down the chart. And remember, the Hot 100 isn't just Top 40 radio...they use several different radio formats to compile the Hot 100...everything from Latin to country to R&B. What you get is a snapshot for music fans of the most popular songs across all genres.
If you're serious about following charts (like I've been for a long time), the best measure of the pop hits that you favor would be Billboard's Pop Songs chart, which is strictly a monitor of Top 40 radio airplay. And I will agree with your assessment of mid 2000's Top 40 music...yeesh, plenty of forgettable songs.
i am going to agree with you on what you said. they did it for lady gaga's born this way single as well. but BTW managed to stay no.1 for 6 weeks though. That new song that Madge did is a big disappointment and it got all sorts of attention Super Bowl weekend as well. It should've charted better but I am disappointed in that new song because she hasn't really made a great song since Hung Up back in 2005 which is still being remembered on the radio.
I think their will be some songs from this era that will be remembered but the competition isn't there like it was back then.
I ocassionally listen to either 104.3 my fm or siruis xm 2000's music channel but am not sure if u wanna count it or not since them music decade channels play songs that are memorable or forgotten!! Ocassionally i do hear it since i live in L.A.
Okay, I can see the XM 2000's channel playing it. I work as a DJ/trivia host at bars...I had an all-2000's night for a while, but I realized how thin the decade really was, so I made it "2000's and now."
i see that. i heard that madonna's 2nd week sales are gonna tumble big time!!! let's what that figure is come wednesday!!
alot of madonna's songs are being remembered big time!! but the past couple lead singles she did won't (4 minutes and gimme all your love). the stations i listen to play songs like holiday, lucky star, borderline, like a virgin, material girl, dress you up, crazy for you, into the grove, live to tell, open your heart, papa don't preach, la isla bonita, like a prayer, cherish, express yourself, vogue, take a bow, ray of light, frozen, music, don't tell me, and hung up. them songs are either played on kost 103.5 or 104.3 myfm
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