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Old 10-07-2004, 04:01 AM   #1
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Vertigo: Digital sales

It's been posted in other threads, (by me and others) but I think this now deserves its own thread. Now U2.com is reporting that not only has Vertigo occupied the top spot on all the major I-tunes charts in the last week, but is now saying it set a record for one week of digital sales in the USA! The new top 10 Billboard Digital list should be out today, and Vertigo should be high on that list!
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Old 10-07-2004, 04:03 AM   #2
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currently they have:

1 1985, Bowling For Soup
Silvertone/Jive | Zomba

2 She Will Be Loved, Maroon5
Octone/J | RMG

3 Let's Get It Started, Black Eyed Peas
A&M | Interscope

4 Goodies, Ciara
Sho'nuff-MusicLine/Jive | Zomba 4

5 American Idiot, Green Day
Reprise 5

6 Tilt Ya Head Back (Explicit Album Version), Nelly & Christina Aguilera
Derrty/Fo' Reel | UMRG 6

7 Yeah!, Usher Feat. Lil' Jon & Ludacris
LaFace | Zomba 1

8 My Happy Ending, Avril Lavigne
RCA | RMG 5

9 Take Me Out (Album Version), Franz Ferdinand
Domino | Epic 9

10 Breakaway, Kelly Clarkson
Walt Disney | Hollywood
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According to this article:

http://jam.canoe.ca/JamMusic/oct7_sales-ap.html

Vertigo has sold 30,000+ on iTunes. Not sure if this is US only or all 4 countries.

Also #1 on www.puretracks.com (Canada's digital download site)
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Old 10-07-2004, 07:22 AM   #4
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Great news on the digital front. (I am now certain Billboard doesn't include this chart on the hot 100)

VERTIGO STARTS AT #1!!!!!!!!!!

1 Vertigo, U2

2 Just Lose It (Explicit Version), Eminem

3 1985, Bowling For Soup

4 She Will Be Loved, Maroon5

5 Let's Get It Started, Black Eyed Peas

6 Goodies, Ciara

7 American Idiot, Green Day

8 Just Lose It (Clean Version), Eminem

9 My Happy Ending, Avril Lavigne

10 Welcome To My Life (Album Version), Simple Plan
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Vertigo had over 30,000 downloads on I-tunes alone, (I don't know the canada #'s) I can't see why digital isn't part of the hot 100 yet. It's stupid!!!
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Old 10-07-2004, 01:14 PM   #6
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U2.com says that Vertigo has sold more digital copies in its first week than any other song in download history! Absolutely unbelievable that they don't count singles bought online into the charts. stupid indeed.
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Billboard Top Digital Tracks
Week ending October 16, 2004

(this week, last week, weeks on chart, Hot 100 rank, name - title)

1 NEW 1 45 Vertigo - U2
2 NEW 1 10 Just Lose It (Explicit Version) - Eminem
3 1 5 41 1985 - Bowling For Soup
4 2 15 6 She Will Be Loved - Maroon5
5 3 18 22 Let's Get It Started - Black Eyed Peas
6 4 11 1 Goodies - Ciara
7 5 8 66 American Idiot - Green Day
8 NEW 1 10 Just Lose It (Clean Version) - Eminem
9 8 14 9 My Happy Ending - Avril Lavigne
10 18 2 - Welcome To My Life (Album Version) - Simple Plan
11 6 3 78 Tilt Ya Head Back (Album Version) - Nelly & Christina Aguilera
12 7 17 36 Yeah! - Usher Feat. Lil' Jon & Ludacris
13 10 7 14 Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson
14 11 12 15 On The Way Down (Album Version) - Ryan Cabrera
15 9 20 76 Take Me Out (Album Version) - Franz Ferdinand
16 12 12 71 Somebody Told Me - The Killers
17 14 3 - Let's Go (clean vs) - Trick Daddy ft Lil Jon & Twista
18 27 2 - Car Wash - Christina Aguilera Feat. Missy Elliott
19 19 6 28 Breathe, Stretch, Shake - Mase Feat. P. Diddy
20 16 5 20 Headsprung - LL Cool J
21 13 19 13 Pieces Of Me - Ashlee Simpson
22 17 31 26 The Reason - Hoobastank
23 15 14 3 Lean Back - Terror Squad
24 48 2 - Fly - Hilary Duff
25 42 2 58 Over And Over - Nelly Feat. Tim McGraw
26 NEW 1 93 What You Waiting For? - Gwen Stefani
27 21 21 70 Accidentally In Love - Counting Crows
28 30 3 87 Nasty Girl - Nitty
29 23 19 - Save A Horse (Ride A Cowboy) - Big & Rich
30 24 38 29 This Love - Maroon5
31 20 8 4 My Place (Album Version) - Nelly ft. Jaheim
32 29 9 - Lean Back (Edited Version) - Terror Squad
33 28 14 23 Heaven - Los Lonely Boys
34 25 3 - Lady - Lenny Kravitz
35 NEW 1 62 Baby It's You - JoJo Feat. Bow Wow
36 33 6 - I Don't Want To Be - Gavin DeGraw
37 32 2 - Rumors - Lindsay Lohan
38 40 4 100 White Houses - Vanessa Carlton
39 36 21 - Float On (Album Version) - Modest Mouse
40 NEW 1 49 Dare You To Move - Switchfoot

New entries Top 41-50
41 NEW 1 19 Drop It Like It's Hot - Snoop Dogg Feat. Pharrell
44 NEW 1 - Predictable - Good Charlotte
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Not sure of the sales numbers, but perhaps due to the iTunes ad, "Vertigo" is back at #1 on iTunes. Destiny's Child is #2 and Eminem is #3.
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Originally posted by womanfish
U2.com says that Vertigo has sold more digital copies in its first week than any other song in download history! Absolutely unbelievable that they don't count singles bought online into the charts. stupid indeed.
Well, stupid or a bit conservative. And I think it is the latter. Anyway, I think the Billboard Hot 100 will change very soon to incorporate digital sales. Here's an excerpt from Billboard's chart expert's Q&A (from http://www.billboard.com/bb/chartbeat/chat.jsp but this page changes every Friday):

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I've said it here many times, but the reason sales data does not have a big impact on the Hot 100 is that the singles market in the U.S. has shriveled up to almost nothing. The No. 1 song on Hot 100 Singles Sales has been selling in the 2,000 range lately.

There is a new singles market, and that is paid digital downloads. In the coming weeks you'll see a change to the Hot 100 that will incorporate this information more fully. That should give sales more weight on this chart.
So I think that paid downloads will count soon. If it helps U2 will be seen, but maybe they were the catalyst to set this in motion.

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Well, stupid or a bit conservative. And I think it is the latter. Anyway, I think the Billboard Hot 100 will change very soon to incorporate digital sales. Here's an excerpt from Billboard's chart expert's Q&A (from http://www.billboard.com/bb/chartbeat/chat.jsp but this page changes every Friday):



So I think that paid downloads will count soon. If it helps U2 will be seen, but maybe they were the catalyst to set this in motion.

C ya!

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Stupid was probably harsh, but it's great to see them say 2,000 is the norm for sales and then see vertigo do 30,000 in digital sales. Shows that things could be changing very soon... thanks for the link
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Old 10-20-2004, 02:30 PM   #11
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Vertigo still number 1 on I-tunes main & rock charts, but guess what ?

Beautiful Day is, today (20/10) number 10 on top rock tunes downloaded - way to go !!!!!!!!!!!


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