"Wedding Bell Blues" added to Radio 2 playlist

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, May 1, 2019.

By Anonymous on May 1, 2019 at 6:08 PM
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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Anonymous, May 1, 2019.

    1. Famous when dead
      Famous when dead
      Radio 2 (and 6 to a very lesser degree) played Wedding... practically every day since Ken's show - which was good to see.
      That said, if they were that concerned about the general singles chart and album success - they should have released the single's vinyl, digital & streaming at the same time for a combined figure.
      They are actually diluting any 'success' with staggered release dates.
      Please humour me - just one of my pet moans.
      Regards,
      FWD.

      (I think the blue vinyl California Son will probably give it a boost in sales too, but any success will probably be due to all the formats of the album having the same release date).
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    2. Thewlis
      Thewlis
      Good news, and about time!
      On Spotify it still grows really slowly, just over 300K now. By comparison Chain Gang has just over 1M and Spent the Day in Bed 10M.
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    3. Lionsy
      Lionsy
      Wow, that took a while! I looked the day after they had their world exclusive and thought it was a bit strange they didn't add it - same for the sunday afterwards, it was a no show!

      It's a great song and fits the station demographic. I hope it increases the number of plays, though - they've been playing it most days since its release!
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    4. BookishBoy
      BookishBoy
      I had no idea the Lighthouse Family were still a thing!! That "Lifted" song has long been a guilty pleasure for me...
    5. Thewlis
      Thewlis
      Time to bring this to the main page :)
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    6. Thewlis
      Thewlis
      Album will make top-5, with a big radio hit could even be number 1.

      Not much competition on the release date.

      Friday 24th May
      The Aggrolites - Reggae Now!
      The Amazons - Future Dust
      Andreya Triana - Life In Colour
      Billy Ray Cyrus - The SnakeDoctor Circus
      Cate Le Bon – Reward
      James TW – Chapters [CD]
      Joan As Police Woman – Joanthology
      Malcolm Middleton – Bananas [CD]
      Morrissey - California Son
      Primal Scream - Maximum Rock ‘n’ Roll: The Singles
      Sting - My Songs
      Stray Cats – 40
      The Waterboys - Where The Action Is
      Whenyoung - Reasons To Dream
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    7. Ugly Devil
      Ugly Devil
      I dunno, Sting is nicknamed the yoga unit shifter for a reason.
    8. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Sting's albums sell in pitifully small quantities these days (even fewer than Steve's). His last one barely scraped the top 10.
      It's not just about the new releases on the same day. There could be big albums that have been around a few weeks that are still shifting 30,000-50,000 copies.
      LIHS did about 25,000 in the first week. If Wedding Bells gets strong airplay (better than just the R2 b-list), the album could match or exceed. But if he says something idiotic and toxic (at a concert or interview) that gets picked up by major websites and newspapers again, it will really affect sales. He's already mentioned that ghastly w***er off YouTube (at the last concert in Canada). Things could crash quite easily...
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    9. The Wild Turkey
      The Wild Turkey
      Wedding Bell Blues is gonna do real well for Moz.
      It's got a rollickin' quality and plus ya can Turkey Step to it!
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    10. gordyboy9
      gordyboy9
      three weeks tomorrow we will find out,its a new album of old songs,looking forward to it.might even hear some of the songs in the broadway shows.
    11. Surface
      Surface
      It hasn't done very well in the charts this week?
    12. Anonymous
      Anonymous
    13. Anonymous
      Anonymous
      Remember it only physically went on sale on Friday 10th.
    14. The Wild Turkey
      The Wild Turkey
      What ya gettin' at Jack?
      Maybe Jim and Joe might know.
    15. Surface
      Surface
      It's number 1 in the vinyl charts but nowhere to be seen in the normal chart? Was it released on other formats?
    16. Surface
      Surface
      The National release their new album this week, that will probably a big seller for a couple of weeks.
    17. Famous when dead
      Famous when dead
      Indeed.
      As discussed previously, by releasing the track digitally & via streaming on April 8 to then put vinyl out 34 days later guaranteed it's 'success' would be limited in the regular charts.
      Regards,
      FWD.

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