Cheryl - Love Made Me Do It

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  1. heehaw

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    She was COUNTING on that SIXTH number ONE.
     
  2. Kalabaliken

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    Down to #13 on today’s update. I’m guesssing around #20 by Friday?
     
  3. lolly

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    DOWN to #9 on iTunes
    UP to #111 on Spotify
     
  4. Kalabaliken

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    Those streaming numbers are frankly embarrassing!
     
  5. lolly

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    At least she's going in the right direction after bellyflopping out originally.
     
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    She's been added to the Hot Hits playlist on Spotify now (hence reappearing in the top 200) so that should give her a boost.

    It's doing better than I expected tbh. She's not been tested in the streaming era yet and, based on the video, it doesn't feel like they're throwing lots of money at it with expectations of it being a mega hit.

    It'll be interesting to see how the X Factor performance helps. It seems to have given Liam Payne and James Arthur big boosts but some of the other guests like Kylie have seen essentially no impact at all.

    She's also performing on Graham Norton at the end of the month which is probably the biggest slot to get right now.
     
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  7. Devil

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    Was anyone really expecting a #1 or even a solid hit?


    She hasn’t released in a major streaming age as yet, and even her last two #1’s were very fanbase and sales fronted (I Don’t Care only spent 3 weeks top 20 – for a #1). A woman in her mid-30’s that’s no longer ‘cool’ is unlikely to be a streaming force.


    I’d say a good result would be managing to get up to around #50 on streams and a few big sales weeks (first week, X Factor week etc) to enable a few weeks where it may nab a top 20-ish peak.
     
  8. SDF

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    Songs that “only” get in to the top 20 are probably a lot more lucrative for labels than they were 5 or 10 years ago.

    So if she’s manages a couple of weeks in the top 20 I don’t think that can’t be considered ok in this day and age
     
  9. Devil

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    Oh definitely.

    A top 20 hit (that isn't fanbase fuelled and is gone from the chart after 3-4 weeks) these days is what I imagine was the equivalent of a solid top 10 hit in a sales era. Even a song that makes the top 40 and spends the usual 6-8 weeks around that area is a pretty solid hit too by most standards I'd say.
     
  10. Jark

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    Enters at 19. Better than I expected, although it will probably collapse out of the top 40 next Friday
     
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    She’s more likely to benefit from X Factor than some of the other acts they’ve had recently, I’d think.

    I don’t think it’ll go up, but it’ll probably help it grab a second week in the top 40...
     
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    I don’t understand the charts whatsoever and hate how they have become so complicated. What I don’t understand is why it id much more unlikely for Cheryl to get a hit in the streaming era? If it was present when Fight For This Love was released would that not have been a hit then? :confused:
     
  13. VoR

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    She was 26 when she released Fight For This Love. Now she's 35. Streaming still trends really young, and most teenagers today probably barely know who she is, much less give a shit about new music.
     
  14. Rita

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    I would have thought most people would know who she is, surely? She is still front page of every rag/magazine when she turns up to the opening of an envelope. Is it not just the fact this song maybe isn’t as good as her other lead singles?
     
  15. lolly

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    I think there's a difference between knowing who she is as a celebrity and being interested in her music.
     
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    Do radio not touch her now then? I don’t understand how someone with her profile couldn’t get a hit in this era if she released a decent song.
     
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    I don't think it's all about her age, Crazy Stupid Love WAS only 4 years ago, but the rules of the charts have changed and streaming has become even more popular, so it's a combination of factors. Olly Murs is another one who has fallen victim to this - can't get a hit single but his album is at #2 in the charts this week.
     
  18. VoR

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    Olly Murs has aged out of being teen-friendly too though.

    I'm sure if either had released an undeniable banger they could still score a big hit, but for mediocre fluff like Love Made Me Do It, it's always going to be an uphill struggle.
     
  19. Kalabaliken

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    Anyway she can CUNT OFF as she said on the radio that the worst Girls Aloud song was 'probably the last one, Something New'. WTF?
     
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    She's right the last one was the worst

    Beautiful, cause you love me :side-eye:
     
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    :D

    Let's just thank FUCK that Nadine almost quit when they were gonna go with Beautiful as the lead single from the GH.

    Anyway, never mind, Chezza. Top 20 is still a success!

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  22. Sheena

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    I did think that and then noticed a record signing of his last week was FULL of teenagers (and some Mums with younger kids, granted)
     
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    There's an interview in today's Guardian where she comes across as the not very bright person she obviously is. I was skim-reading until I got to the bit where she said the worst Girls Aloud song was The Loving Kind. SILLY WOMAN.
     
  24. Kalabaliken

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    Oh come on, there's no pretending she was a chav plucked out of obscurity to superstardom! But good for her, that she's made something of herself.
     
  25. VoR

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    Much as I personally adore The Loving Kind, there’s no getting around the fact that it was a big old flop. If what she says about fighting for The Promise is true, no wonder she feels vindicated.
     
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    There's hundreds of 'chavs' out there with more grace, wits and charm than Cheryl. Some were with her in Girls Aloud!
     
  27. Kalabaliken

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    Chimola also wanted Beautiful as the lead single off Ten, until Nadine stuck her heels in. Can you IMAGINE?

    Cheryl isn’t exactly known for her qualify control going by some of the dross on her solo albums...
     
  28. VoR

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    The song is back out of the Spotify 200 now anyway. The X Factor perf might give it a boost, but it clearly isn't happening.
     
  29. Rita

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    She is packing it all in if this isn’t a success.

    Nice knowin’ ya.
     
  30. Slave

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    And not even the decency to release a single as desperately entertaining as Electric?
     
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  31. lolly

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    Climbs #25 - #16 on first itunes update after X Factor.
     
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    GOOD! She sold the absolute fuck out of it
     
  33. Kalabaliken

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    The dancing was great and at least the (mimed) chorus sounded fine. The parts she sang live were a car crash, embarrassingly so, but we always knew she was no Nadine. She’ll probably get a bit of a boost from this for a day or so.
     
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    It wasn’t really was it? I know #10 wasn’t great for them but they promoted the hell of it over the December which helped the album sell ridiculous amounts (at the expense of the single which came in January from memory).
     
  35. Halli

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    That X Factor perf was magnificent. Well done Cheryl
     
  36. Kalabaliken

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    Oh here comes Halli, off his tits again! :disco:
     
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  37. Halli

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    Sounds like that Kerry Katona parody video :D
     
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    Back up to #11 on iTunes, but she's gone red now so I think that's IT.
     
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    Up to #9. Tom Walker up to #7 though.
     

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