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Old 09-15-2017, 06:12 PM   #121
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I'm keeping an eye on the AC format as I see no sign of TBT there but I'm optimistic it might break through. I also am keeping an eye on the Dance format to see if the Kygo mix makes its way there....
Yeah, this is the one that surprises me. AC is the bands best chance for radio play IMO. And TBT is perfectly suited for it. My hope is that the bands plan is to push have sort of a wave of push to radio. Maybe they start with the alt and rock stations and then push hard to AC to have a build up across formats instead of it being a flash in the pan.
I dunno, but it not being on AC is really odd to me.
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Well, the song's only been out for 9 days.
Don't songs drop rather than climb though?
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Old 09-15-2017, 06:30 PM   #123
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Don't songs drop rather than climb though?


Not in this age, things have changed that much
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Yeah, this is the one that surprises me. AC is the bands best chance for radio play IMO. And TBT is perfectly suited for it. My hope is that the bands plan is to push have sort of a wave of push to radio. Maybe they start with the alt and rock stations and then push hard to AC to have a build up across formats instead of it being a flash in the pan.

I dunno, but it not being on AC is really odd to me.

Any thoughts?


I really believe there is a well thought out plan for this song.

1-release the single and lyric vid
2-perform on Fallon
3-push single to alternative and triple A
4-release Kygo mix
5-release proper video?
6-push single to Dance(assumption), Hot AC and AC (AC format confirmed "push" for 9/25)

I would be shocked if there wasn't an SNL performance or another promo somewhere in the US.
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I think SNL is possible, but once the JT Tour is done. Also believing that there's a proper plan for this song. For once, they might know what they're doing.
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The Kygo remix of "best thing" ss the best thing U2 has done since Vertigo. So frustrating that this is not the single version.
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Old 09-16-2017, 04:38 AM   #127
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Just a little question, were the SOI singles eligible to chart in the uk singles chart? They have no chart positions in the uk at all, does this mean they weren't eligible, or does it simply mean they were eligible but didn't make the top 100?
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The Kygo remix of "best thing" ss the best thing U2 has done since Vertigo. So frustrating that this is not the single version.


But the kygo mix isn't even U2? It's a dance remix there is no Larry in the song ffs
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Old 09-17-2017, 12:06 PM   #129
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Starting to climb again on Alternative and slow but steady gains on Triple A and Hot AC. Also enters at 49 on Actuve Rock.
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As of 9/17/17, mediabase rolling 7 day charts show ytbt debuting on Adult Rock Top 50 at #23 with 201 spins versus 0 a week ago. Chart is also called Triple A...or it replaced Triple A.

On Alternative Top 50 chart, ytbt debuts at 39. with 280 spins today versus 0 a week ago.

On Canada "Active Rock" Top 50 chart, ytbt debuts at 31

The remix is featured here and will be playing in clubs this weekend:
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On the U.S Top 100 Sales Chart, using I-tunes, Amazon, etc., ytbt debuts at #42 this week. That chart, along with airplay, is used to compile the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart. Perhaps ytbt will make an appearance there soon.

Edit...sorry that some of this is already posted...I should have read through the thread first. And Billboard still looks at Triple A Chart, where ytbt is at #9, for their version of "Rock Top 40". Confusing, no?

The song is also at #41 on HAC.

On worldwide itunes sales chart, the remix debuts at #16 after being available for 2 days: http://kworb.net/ww/

U2 & Kygo - You're the Best Thing About Me
2 16 10614 +53 0.021
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Here are the updates I have from Mediabase as of 3p ET in order of Format size/importance. I know most of this has been mentioned already but Ill try and provide a summary section

You're the Best Thing About Me:

Top 40:
-Not currently charting (haven't in years)
-1 station added the song (only 1 station in El Paso…but it broke through the format!!)


Hot AC: #42
- #42 with 237 plays and 1.672 million impressions
-4 stations added the song (tied for 5th most added
-Up 159 spins w/w

Alternative: #34
- #34 with 505 plays and 2.029 million impressions
-6 stations added the song ( 2nd most added)
-Up 224 spins w/w (5th biggest increase)

AC:
- Not currently charting in the top 50
-No new stations added the song
-Up 6 plays w/w (only 2 stations playing it)

Active Rock: #49
- #49 with 105 plays and 0.563 million impressions
-No New station added
- Up 62 plays w/w (12th biggest increase)

Triple A: #9
- #9 with 384 plays and 1.161 million impressions
-3 stations added the song (2nd most added song)
-Up 238 plays w/w. (2nd biggest increase)

The story here is that it cracked the top 50 of Active Rock although it isn't being added on any new stations, so Im not sure if it is being pushed on that format. Other big news is that it is being played on Top 40 radio…okay, only 1 station played it 11 times but its something. Lastly, the song is charting on 4 formats (again, not sure how long it will hold on Active Rock) and its going up on Alternative, Triple A and Hot AC. If this song continues to get pushed on AC/Hot AC and it catches, it could cross over to Top 40. Also, the Dance charts might also pick it up….Kygo mix that is.

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Thanx...I can't imagine how many people there are who feel like U2 has been the soundtrack of their life...Still have my first U2 cassette called "Wide Awake in America,"

I think it was a 4-track tape, with Bad, Sort of Homecoming, & 3 sunrises/40.

That EP cassette is so worn out that most of the ink is gone. I could not believe, back in 1985, that I had already missed Boy, October, & War. So many memories of seeing them live, starting back in 1987. For me personally, I've enjoyed watching U2 on the charts.

Whether 1985 or 2017, they really have been the only band that matters for me as long as I can remember...regardless of the charts. I have so many songs that were never released...or live versions that are even better than the original studio mix.

Hard to chart so much music outside of the official albums released. I have some 50 custom playlists, and I'm sure some mega fans have more than I ever will. The way the band has botched singles releases for so many albums no longer annoys me...It's part of their DNA at this point.

For a band so universally loved, and their desire to stay relevant, it's almost comical to try to understand the marketing plans for U2. singles. Releasing "Boots" as the lead single for NLOTH was probably rock bottom...but they are the last of the dying art of making terrific ALBUMS, & they don't need any more money or fame.

It's also comical that NLOTH was the album that spawned the biggest "tour" of all time. I did not think I would ever enjoy any U2 tour more than the ZOO TV shows I was lucky enough to see...but taking my daughter to several of the 360 shows blows away all those previous concerts.

Part of me wishes that U2 would have released some of the gems that will never be played on the radio like the original "Mercy"or "Chrystal Ballroom." Maybe it's better that die-hard fans get to enjoy so many excellent songs...as well as so many versions of songs after their album debuts. I am thinking of Bullet and Running to Stand Still from ZOO TV, to Streets from Popmart, all the way to Ulraviolet Rays from 360 shows.

So I will stop rambling on...and will still look up U2 singles on the charts. But it's hard to quantify all of their best versions of each song...as they are a LIVE Band first and foremost, and so many of their songs have evolved over the years. Such a treasure trove out their to choose from!
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What are the views on the U2 and Kygo remix of TBT, will they be counted together for radio airplay, or shown as separate releases?
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