February 11, 2020 at 3:25 pm #1203343374
Jesus what an atrocious top 10. With the exception of Queen Dua.February 13, 2020 at 4:33 am #1203345278
Get it, Future & Drake @ #2!February 18, 2020 at 4:26 pm #1203351185
TOP 10 FOR THE WEEK OF 2/22/20:
1. Roddy Rich, “The Box”
2. Future featuring Drake, “Life Is Good”
3. Post Malone, “Circles”
4. Maroon 5, “Memories”
5. Tones & I, “Dance Monkey”
6. Dua Lipa, “Don’t Start Now”
7. Arizona Zervas, “Roxanne”
8. Lewis Capaldi, “Someone You Loved”
9. Dan + Shay featuring Justin Bieber, “10,000 Hours”
10. Billie Eilish, “Everything I Wanted”February 18, 2020 at 4:29 pm #1203351188
Could Dua climb to 1?February 18, 2020 at 6:08 pm #1203351279
If her album was coming out in a couple weeks maybe. I think its coming out on April 3rd. That’s too late. Once the radio is done with it in a month it’ll go down the charts and have a minor jump back in the top 10 when the album is released.February 19, 2020 at 2:34 am #1203351625
I knew Don’t Start Now was going to be a hit. It’s just too good.February 19, 2020 at 3:00 am #1203351634
After Don’t start now, i want physical to do better because PHYSICAL is too goodFebruary 19, 2020 at 4:57 am #1203351701
“Don’t Start Now” and “Physical” are both bops! Prove these bitches wrong, Ms. Lipa!February 19, 2020 at 11:23 am #1203352129
Does anyone else think that Billboard needs a new way of measuring success with the way music is currently bought and consumed? I mean, radio-play was somewhat of an equalizer in the past, as it balanced the demand of multiple demographics regardless of purchasing power with the draw of established acts. Performances, appearances, etc., all mattered since they enabled artists to extend the reach of their work as much as possible to increase that demand and/or grab fans who were still purchasing physical media.
Now, songs rely so heavily on streaming that it seems like they indundate platforms with single after single until something clicks, and once it gets added into the rotation of playlists, etc., it sits within the Top 40 for, like, ever.
Dua Lip’s “Don’t Start Now” is probably the closest performance I have seen recently to the “old ways” in that it had solid fan support from the start, maintained promotion, and has consistently performed better over the last several week because of it while becoming a radio staple. Otherwise, other entries seem to either have a huge first week before falling dramatically, or sit pretty at/near the top for a crazy amount of time and yet, I don’t see nearly as many televised performances, innovative promotional efforts, etc.?
/”boomer” commentary.February 19, 2020 at 12:53 pm #1203352308
Unpopular opinion, I like streaming. It can be manipulated but it’s still more democratic than radio. Hits used to be forced on the public because of the label’s relationship to the radio station. Now you can’t fake it as much. That’s why so many main pop artists are struggling.
Even Tik Tok as of now helps a song take off based on genuine interest and engagement.
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