Discussion in 'Britney Spears' started by J-Snow, Dec 15, 2014.
"A Red Letter Day" > "Work Bitch"
And that's not even one of their finer hours!
I'm not really sure - 'Work Bitch' was coming off the back of the 'Femme Fatale' campaign completely running out of steam in the UK. She was in a weak position (about the same as the one she's still in now) and I think the amount of promotion she did for the single gave it more 'success' than it ever would have earnt of its own accord
Work Bitch was coming off the back of the exposure she got from Scream And Shout wasn't it?
Work Bitch >>>>>>> Pretty Girls
I suppose it briefly piqued interest in her stock, but I don't think there was ANY additional hype 11 months later when 'Work Bitch' arrived.
How did this bitch go from effortlessly selling 300-400k first week to struggling to sell 100k with promo and a video in 3 years?
Anyway, my chart days are over. I'm like a Madonna loon now, and the music is getting shittier, so it works. I hope she at least phones in a Rebel Heart 20 years from now.
Britney was 100% incidental to Scream & Shout. It could've been Lulu on vocals and it still would have been a number one.
You are now-now rocking with will.i.am and Lulu, bitch
Britney was NOT "100% incidental" to "Scream and Shout"- Chrissy is entirely incidental to a "Feel This Moment" for example, but Britney was the centerpiece to "Scream & Shout" no mistake. And I suppose she was still scoring pretty sizable US airplay hits up until that point (she had three top tens the preceding album campaign, including the biggest airplay hit of her career), and uh, will.i.am was hardly a solo success aside from that collaboration. It's not any major stretch to imply that Britney's presence on that record, hook(s) etc. helped the song a great deal
And I'd say Britney's name/fanbase is still big enough in the States to ensure a rocketing iTunes performance the first week, so its decent debut so far isn't entirely surprising, but it is a noticeable comedown from something like "Work Bitch" which managed a #13 Hot 100 right out of the gate
I'm talking about the UK, and whether or not S&S elevated her chart caché. And I don't beleive it did because she was just the hook girl and will always bets number ones here anyway.
Oh, perhaps in Europe then. But I think she still somewhat helped regardless. Let's face it "it's Britney bitch" is pretty much part of the cultural fabric at this point.
It could have been "don't even need your face, ha!" featuring you know who and still been a hit, but the song arguably hangs off, and goes a long way, because ofnthatnsample alone. It definitely gave it a gimmick that caught on.
I just caught up on the Billboard performance and whilst it was still relatively NAFF, it's the most comfortable and pop star like I have seen Britney in years. She was actually dancing quite well.
She's just below par compared to other big female artists these days, she didn't have that problem in her prime because especially in the UK, people were happy with a mime and a dance, and she was a really good dancer meaning she looked quite special compared to your S Club 7's and Samantha Mumba's
New interview for Australian TV:
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"I swam with her husband"
"She has a cool accent" was the highlight of that interview for me
DP(retty girls out now)
Austrialian radio interview - claims "Breathe on Me" as her favorite song she's done
In another Australian interview she did the other day she confesses to painting topless in her home to Mariah Carey's new Infinity album
Just saw the video for this for the first time (it's also my first time hearing the song). Completely irredeemable. I was embarrassed for her.
This hasn't done anything anywhere has it? And rightly so.
It's been released in the UK today and just gone into the iTunes Top 20.
Not that this is disputing Dark Carnival's point in response.
I'm actually surprised it's even top 20, still that won't last long surely?
I mean it hasn't even been a hit in GAY CLUBZ.
It'll just be fans of both artists (mostly Iggy at this stage TBH) buying it. I reckon it'll end up outside the top 40.
I don't think many songs make the iTunes Top 20 and don't make the Top 40, but I could be wrong.
omg that TAG
Christ alive, it's like groundhog day with you and tags. Enjoy them quietly.
I'm sorry but some of them are just GOLD.
If it holds up obviously it'll go top 40, but I can see it following the Leona chart run and collapsing through the week. Plus streaming will be very low.
And there's a lot of them.
I don't get the whole streaming thing. Why will it be low? I thought an IGGY IGZ single would be high streaming? What sort of singles get high streaming?
Streaming often isn't instant though. Although seeing as it's been available since 5 May on Spotify and not charted I'd say it's pretty DEAD in the water.
Right that makes sense, and I guess spotify release dates usually concur with when its available internationally. God knows why Britney singles come out in the UK two months later
It's #15 though and Leona didn't even trouble the iTunes top 20 at its peak
Still kind of nice Britney should notch up another top 40, I guess.
Because it takes so many more streams to account for a single sale, it really favours broadly popular hits - Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding etc.
Songs that are fanbase driven or not getting loads of radio play don't really get a look in. A typical Iggy single would do decently on streaming because her songs are all over the radio - but this one isn't, so it won't be.
All part of the reason streaming is making the charts more boring, static and exclusionary than they've ever been.
Urgh it all makes sense now. *streams Madonna all day to get a sale*
Well, it's a grower, not a shower. The appeal is it's hideousness and tinkly production bits. She badly needs to get back on Before The Goodbye and And Then We Kiss form though.
I'm surprised to see it's listed on Capital's playlist, although comparemyradio.com doesn't show them as having played it at all...
I think it'll end up low top 40 by next Sunday, streaming will put paid to that.
Not actually bad at all. Streaming will kill it, and I expect it to sink by the weeks end, but top 20 must be a possibility?
That's quite impressive it's climbed into the 10
It'll sink now pre-orders are in, but I'd say top 20 should hopefully be a lock, possibly top 15. It's still #9 on iTunes so may manage a somewhat decent debut.
It's never off 4Music