It's like this
Chart Beat is Billboard magazine writer Fred Bronson's column. Each week, Fred includes
user question-and-answer sessions. This week, someone wrote in to ask why Mariah's new
single "It's Like That" is slipping on the Billboard Hot 100 despite its rise in airplay.|
Hi Fred. I'm writing to you once more, this time concerning Mariah Carey's latest single,
"It's Like That". On Billboard's latest Hot Digital Songs chart the song has gone down
46-57 in its fourth week. For the first time that I can remember, Mariah's suffering from
a huge amount of airplay and little sales, as opposed to her usual huge sales figures (the
"Heartbreaker" single sold more than 200,000 copies in its first week by the time it was
released in 1999).
Do you have any idea why Mariah is selling so little despite so much radio support? Could
a song like that still make it to the top 10 of Billboard's Hot 100 under the chart's new
rules? Thanks, Gustavo Pessoa.
Dear Gustavo. It is ironic that radio is finally playing a Mariah Carey song, and her fans
aren't buying it in the numbers they have in the past. I can't tell you why that is, but
"It's Like That" would have a much easier time making it into the top 10 if more people
were purchasing the single.
Can the song reach the top 10 anyway, based on airplay? It's possible, but it's a rougher
road to travel. This week on the Hot 100, "It's Like That" backslides 19-20, but retains
its bullet. That means the song's overall point total increased from last week, even though
it was forced one rung down the chart.
|Saturday 26 February 2005
||One Direction duets? (40,083)
by Ian Lim from Malaysia|
Mariah did with Boyz II Men in 1995, 98 Degrees in 1999, and Westlife in 2000, but now is 2013 and I wish she will do a duet with a boyband again, like One Direction perhaps as they are phenomena now whether in UK, US, or Asia. Perhaps Mariah can get another number 1 hit, just a thought lol.
(Saturday 7 December 2013; 7:20)
||National Tree Lighting Performance and Today Show (40,082)
by Brad from USA|
Hi lambs. Unfortunately, this performance was nothing short of awful. She started off sort of ok and it got squeaky and hoarse from there on. At the end it was just terrible. Something is seriously wrong with her chords. I hope it is something she can address in a safe, not too risky way. So sad to hear. She is to appear next week on the Today show... read more
(Saturday 7 December 2013; 5:46)
||The tree lighting performance (40,081)
by Licia from USA|
It honestly was not the best. The worst part was the end. I'm not going go be too hard her because I feel bad for her because she tried to sing live and she looked really upset because she couldn't hit those notes. She also made a comment about it. I appreciate that she didn't lipsync, but it's times like these where I wouldn't mind the half lippin... read more
(Saturday 7 December 2013; 5:19)
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