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
||Jono and the lurkers (47,552)
by Baby from Sweden|
The haters are still here. They are very "creative" in their endeavours. Instead of posting, they do thumbs up while they lurk in between finding new ways to criticise, put down and shade MC and Lambily. It's not that Mariah can't sing anymore now, that horsey refuses to stay beaten and on the ground, after we've all seen a full concert and individ... read more
(Wednesday 22 October 2014; 23:38)
||The Art of Letting Go (47,551)
by Jono from USA|
"You're delusional, you're delusional." One only has to click on my post history (and I had been posting far longer on a different account back in the day) to know that I am not being paid to somehow sabotage Mariah's career (using reverse psychology, apparently) but uh interesting conspiracy theory I suppose. Reading that dig was quite upsetting a... read more
(Wednesday 22 October 2014; 23:17)
||The Elusive Tour summary (47,547)
by Twisterman from Brazil|
This is not new that 'The Elusive Chonteuse Show" has impressed everyone where have it been. China, for example, became the main stage of Mariah Carey and her team in the last days. Provided that she landed in Beijing for five shows in Chinese territory, the musical critics and the press, in general, only wove praises the musical icon named Mariah ... read more
(Wednesday 22 October 2014; 20:24)
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