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Fans who insist charts don't matter are as wrong as those who obsess over charts


Someone Who Knows

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Charts aren't everything. They shouldn't affect how much you like a song. They shouldn't keep you from rooting for Britney the same either way.

But charts MATTER. First of all, it's EXCITING to see Britney at #1 (or 3 or 7 or 10 or whatever), it's exciting to hear Britney on the radio, it's exciting to see people reacting positively to her and being interested in her, it's exciting to track the chart movement each week, it's exciting to feel like your requesting is actually having an impact, it's exciting to see her add to her already amazing records. 

They also determine not only whether we get more singles, but the amount of money spent on her videos, and whether producers are willing to give her their best material.

So yeah, charts alone don't make an era great, or make things exciting, but they SURE HELP, and those who think charts don't matter aren't being serious about what loving a POP STAR means...sure, if you love a metal band or whatever then charts mean nothing, but in the pop world, they matter, and they affect what happens moving forward.

So I am not going to feel bad, for instance, about thinking the Femme Fatale era was so fun in part because she was so successful on the charts, especially for her 7th era. #1 album, radio hits that went to #1, #3, and #3, HIAM #1, S&M #1, TTWE #3, IWG #7, then S&S #3 on the Hot 100...who can deny that makes the era more exciting?

Britney's chart numbers for Britney Jean and Glory were terrible and it was the reason we only got two singles and one good music video each era. If Britney Jean had done better then the label would have spent more money for a new Make Me video, since they'd be sure she was gonna smash. But since it was a risky bet in the first place they had no choice and less money left over. Work ***** looks like a pretty decent hit nowadays but in 2013 it was REALLY disappointing coming off the backs of S&S and the Femme Fatale era. Just an example. 

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I agree with what you're saying. Success breeds success in many ways and floppage breeds floppage. The worse her albums do, the fewer singles we'll get. Looking back, the tracks RCA and Team Spears put out as promo tracks (Private Show & Clumsy) should've been stronger tracks like Better, Slay Me Down or If I'm Slaying and they should've been released with lyric videos for extra attention, but this didn't happen. I'd guess they wanted to hold those songs back as future FULL singles, but when Glory died in week 2 onwards - all those plans got shelved.

 

We should count ourselves lucky to have Slayage Party MV from this era. They could've easily saved money by throwing lots of POM clips together and calling that a music video. They're probably saving that idea for the lead single MV from #B10 :crying11:

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12 minutes ago, Godney's Sweet *** said:

I agree with what you're saying. Success breeds success in many ways and floppage breeds floppage. The worse her albums do, the fewer singles we'll get. Looking back, the tracks RCA and Team Spears put out as promo tracks (Private Show & Clumsy) should've been stronger tracks like Better, Slay Me Down or If I'm Slaying and they should've been released with lyric videos for extra attention, but this didn't happen. I'd guess they wanted to hold those songs back as future FULL singles, but when Glory died in week 2 onwards - all those plans got shelved.

 

We should count ourselves lucky to have Slayage Party MV from this era. They could've easily saved money by throwing lots of POM clips together and calling that a music video. They're probably saving that idea for the lead single MV from #B10 :crying11:

Yeah I feel grateful at this point to at least have one really good video from the era. But it's pretty weird and frustrating to think we had a full era with only two singles and one good video...two eras in a row...ugh

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Exactly what I think. Also, if she had promoted more her singles, they would've gotten more views which would turn into more subscribers which would turn into more views next era which would could towards the BB100. Justin Bieber's #53 peaking song has more views than any Britney video ever, why? Because he has tons of subscribers (and wants to do well and has a team almost as desperate as beyonce's), you can also look at Katy and Shakira, they get tons of views for songs that we don't even know that well because they have lots of subscribers. Next era it'll just as hard to get views and a Vevo Certified. It's just dumb from her by not promoting, her songs/albums/tours would do better which would give her a lot more money, if she had put in effort for the FF Tour or if she promoted a tour a bit better she could have closed the tour with over $110 million, but she and her team prefer to take the easy way. It's sad to sre her digging her career and losing the unbeatable, successful, unique image that she had until the beginning of this decade. Beyonce's fans now talk about Britney is such a rude way saying things like even the teen girls are selling more than her and stuff, like im sure in 2009 they never opened their mouths about her. Little they know that their fave only gained this huge fame (2011 onwards) when all the pop girls started settling down.

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3 hours ago, Someone Who Knows said:

Britney's chart numbers for Britney Jean and Glory were terrible and it was the reason we only got two singles and one good music video each era.

Exactly. But Britney isn't putting any effort to promote, last year she scrapped her lead music video and then she had a chance with the VMAs but she did a forgettable performance with lip syncing and collab, where the promo video was better than the actual performance. :cricket:

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3 hours ago, Someone Who Knows said:

 

Britney's chart numbers for Britney Jean and Glory were terrible and it was the reason we only got two singles and one good music video each era. If Britney Jean had done better then the label would have spent more money for a new Make Me video, since they'd be sure she was gonna smash. But since it was a risky bet in the first place they had no choice and less money left over. Work ***** looks like a pretty decent hit nowadays but in 2013 it was REALLY disappointing coming off the backs of S&S and the Femme Fatale era. Just an example. 

BJ's & Glory's numbers were terrible because they didnt focus on those albums in first place. So as long as the Vegas thing is there, it will always be the same. That's why it needs to end like right now. 

Yes, I do agree numbers are not everything, Britney era was her PEAK and none of the singles from that era reached at least a top 20 yet, it was an amazing era. But, sadly at this point labels will only invest in their artist that make them gain enough money. 

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