Friday, 2 October 2015
New ELO Single Edges into Download Chart
#984: Hello ... Hello ... my old friends ... It's great to see you once again! The new Jeff Lynne's ELO single "When I Was A Boy" was a new entry in this weeks Official UK Singles Downloads Chart entering at a modest #94. This was a somewhat lowly position given the fact that both YouTube videos [Lyric and Audio] over at ELOVEVO have amassed well over 420,000 views in just over a week and the song was listed much higher in the iTunes and amazon sales rankings.
This is perhaps a symptom of the modern music industry where many folks simply will not pay for [new] music if they can view or obtain it for free. On the other hand, it may well be that ELO fans have opted instead to pre-order and wait for the new album "Alone In The Universe" to arrive next month. Another factor could be that iTunes and amazon downloads are not as significant a contribution to overall sales figures as one might think.
It will be interesting to see where "When I Was A Boy" lies in the chart next week after [hopefully] another week of increasing nationwide airplay ...
Until next "Time" in the ELO [and related] Universe ... KJS ... 02-Oct-2015