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Old 16-01-2013, 12:56
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It's so annoying.. James was #50 yesterday, but has fallen to #53 today. He wouldn't have fallen so much on the charts if the radio stations ACTUALLY played the song, but of course they won't! Sigh. This sucks so much
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Old 16-01-2013, 14:27
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iTunes positions..

#2 - Switzerland
#26 - Austria
#35 - Australia
#45 - Netherlands
#51 - Norway
#67 - Germany
#84 - Sweden

Swiss radio have been spinning the single ever since it's release here in the UK
But it doesn't seem to be receiving airplay anywhere else as far as I can tell, it's not showing up on airplay charts anywhere else.
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Old 16-01-2013, 15:07
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James Arthur goes up 70-29 on the Swiss Singles Chart!

http://swisscharts.com/weekchart.asp?cat=s
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Old 16-01-2013, 16:12
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its still doin well here in Ireland .

still no1 on official charts
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Old 16-01-2013, 16:38
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It's so annoying.. James was #50 yesterday, but has fallen to #53 today. He wouldn't have fallen so much on the charts if the radio stations ACTUALLY played the song, but of course they won't! Sigh. This sucks so much
You're kidding, right?! Last week he was the number 3 most played artist on UK radio, the week before that 2, the week before that 1.

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showp...postcount=1045

He has had NO shortage of radio support! He's sold phenomenally well, that's why the single has now dropped, because everyone who wanted to buy it has now bought it. The sales were front-loaded, like they always are with the winner's single. No radio conspiracy theory necessary.
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Old 16-01-2013, 16:47
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its still doin well here in Ireland .

still no1 on official charts
Most winners seem to spend the longest at the top on the Irish charts.
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Old 16-01-2013, 16:53
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You're kidding, right?! Last week he was the number 3 most played artist on UK radio, the week before that 2, the week before that 1.

http://forums.digitalspy.co.uk/showp...postcount=1045

He has had NO shortage of radio support! He's sold phenomenally well, that's why the single has now dropped, because everyone who wanted to buy it has now bought it. The sales were front-loaded, like they always are with the winner's single. No radio conspiracy theory necessary.
Unicorns is from Norway and is refering to the airplay over there...
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Old 16-01-2013, 16:57
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Unicorns is from Norway and is refering to the airplay over there...
Oh, lol, I didn't realise that! That explains it. (I did think the drop to 53 was a bit unlikely!)
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Old 16-01-2013, 18:11
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Oh, lol, I didn't realise that! That explains it. (I did think the drop to 53 was a bit unlikely!)
I apologize. I should have mentioned Norway

It's just so annoying though.. he's just about to get a breakthrough here, he even cracked the top 50 on the iTunes chart, yet he dropped instead of moving up because the stupid radio stations refuse to play him He needs some airplay dammit! I know people have been requesting him too, but no luck. And I was expecting them to at least start to play the song now that he's cracked the top 50 on iTunes! But nah. It seems like they just won't play him for some reason. It sucks
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Old 16-01-2013, 19:05
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I apologize. I should have mentioned Norway

It's just so annoying though.. he's just about to get a breakthrough here, he even cracked the top 50 on the iTunes chart, yet he dropped instead of moving up because the stupid radio stations refuse to play him He needs some airplay dammit! I know people have been requesting him too, but no luck. And I was expecting them to at least start to play the song now that he's cracked the top 50 on iTunes! But nah. It seems like they just won't play him for some reason. It sucks
#53 is a lot higher than other winners singles though, in fact I think Impossible is the first one to get a European release? You shouldn't worry yet
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Old 16-01-2013, 19:10
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iTunes positions..

#2 - Switzerland
#26 - Austria
#35 - Australia
#45 - Netherlands
#51 - Norway
#67 - Germany
#84 - Sweden

Swiss radio have been spinning the single ever since it's release here in the UK
But it doesn't seem to be receiving airplay anywhere else as far as I can tell, it's not showing up on airplay charts anywhere else.
Eek I wonder if he's heard how well he's doing overseas!
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Old 16-01-2013, 23:00
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its better than all the other crap on the charts now, scream and shout is one of the worst songs i have ever heard
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Old 17-01-2013, 00:05
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its better than all the other crap on the charts now, scream and shout is one of the worst songs i have ever heard
Agreed, how people are still buying that poor excuse for a single is beyond me. Where is the love?
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Old 17-01-2013, 11:33
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its better than all the other crap on the charts now, scream and shout is one of the worst songs i have ever heard
Totally agree. Another well thought out and well written song by Will i am.
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Old 17-01-2013, 18:20
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He has dropped 10 places in the Norwegian iTunes chart since yesterday. Won't be long until he's out of the top 100

I'm so disappointed! Then again, I blame the radio stations. They refuse to play him, so.. I guess top 50 isn't half bad considering he gets like zero airplay.
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Old 17-01-2013, 19:01
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He has dropped 10 places in the Norwegian iTunes chart since yesterday. Won't be long until he's out of the top 100

I'm so disappointed! Then again, I blame the radio stations. They refuse to play him, so.. I guess top 50 isn't half bad considering he gets like zero airplay.
Perhaps he gets zero airplay because the DJs have realised it's an average singer singing a rubbish record?
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Old 18-01-2013, 18:32
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Perhaps he gets zero airplay because the DJs have realised it's an average singer singing a rubbish record?
Or perhaps you need to wash your little lug-holes out and maybe go to another thread. Or did you get lost.
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Old 18-01-2013, 22:43
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Perhaps he gets zero airplay because the DJs have realised it's an average singer singing a rubbish record?
Michelle please honey just stop. If it was so average it would not have stayed at the top of the charts for 5 weeks, nor would he have sold a million already, nor would he have had the fastest selling male single ever in the UK, nor would he have bounced back after coming in the bottom 2 once to 1st place for 4 weeks, nor would Jay-Z have said he would spend 5 million to sign James to his own label instead, nor would Emeli, Tulisa, Nicole, Labyrinth, Ed Sheeran and Olly want to collab with him, nor would he have got 500 5* reviews on iTunes, nor would he be able to use his falsetto so strongly (have you listened to Let's Get it On)....it's like an echo in here, I've said all this before many times, I am sick and tired of having to explain why James is not terrible, different from Matt and is credible (i.e. a real music artist with originality and amazing song-writing skills - for you Michele who thinks I use this word as a run away tag)...

Sorry honey but James will be incredibly successful, I really don't care what you guys say anymore because you're just grasping at straws. There is no real logic or coherence behind any of these haters arguments. They are just senseless statements.
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Old 18-01-2013, 23:06
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Michelle please honey just stop. If it was so average it would not have stayed at the top of the charts for 5 weeks, nor would he have sold a million already, nor would he have had the fastest selling male single ever in the UK, nor would he have bounced back after coming in the bottom 2 once to 1st place for 4 weeks, nor would Jay-Z have said he would spend 5 million to sign James to his own label instead, nor would Emeli, Tulisa, Nicole, Labyrinth, Ed Sheeran and Olly want to collab with him, nor would he have got 500 5* reviews on iTunes, nor would he be able to use his falsetto so strongly (have you listened to Let's Get it On)....it's like an echo in here, I've said all this before many times, I am sick and tired of having to explain why James is not terrible, different from Matt and is credible (i.e. a real music artist with originality and amazing song-writing skills - for you Michele who thinks I use this word as a run away tag)...

Sorry honey but James will be incredibly successful, I really don't care what you guys say anymore because you're just grasping at straws. There is no real logic or coherence behind any of these haters arguments. They are just senseless statements.
Amen to that.
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Old 18-01-2013, 23:08
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Michelle please honey just stop. If it was so average it would not have stayed at the top of the charts for 5 weeks, nor would he have sold a million already, nor would he have had the fastest selling male single ever in the UK, nor would he have bounced back after coming in the bottom 2 once to 1st place for 4 weeks, nor would Jay-Z have said he would spend 5 million to sign James to his own label instead, nor would Emeli, Tulisa, Nicole, Labyrinth, Ed Sheeran and Olly want to collab with him, nor would he have got 500 5* reviews on iTunes, nor would he be able to use his falsetto so strongly (have you listened to Let's Get it On)....it's like an echo in here, I've said all this before many times, I am sick and tired of having to explain why James is not terrible, different from Matt and is credible (i.e. a real music artist with originality and amazing song-writing skills - for you Michele who thinks I use this word as a run away tag)...

Sorry honey but James will be incredibly successful, I really don't care what you guys say anymore because you're just grasping at straws. There is no real logic or coherence behind any of these haters arguments. They are just senseless statements.
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Old 19-01-2013, 12:54
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Michelle please honey just stop. If it was so average it would not have stayed at the top of the charts for 5 weeks, nor would he have sold a million already, nor would he have had the fastest selling male single ever in the UK, nor would he have bounced back after coming in the bottom 2 once to 1st place for 4 weeks, nor would Jay-Z have said he would spend 5 million to sign James to his own label instead, nor would Emeli, Tulisa, Nicole, Labyrinth, Ed Sheeran and Olly want to collab with him, nor would he have got 500 5* reviews on iTunes, nor would he be able to use his falsetto so strongly (have you listened to Let's Get it On)....it's like an echo in here, I've said all this before many times, I am sick and tired of having to explain why James is not terrible, different from Matt and is credible (i.e. a real music artist with originality and amazing song-writing skills - for you Michele who thinks I use this word as a run away tag)...

Sorry honey but James will be incredibly successful, I really don't care what you guys say anymore because you're just grasping at straws. There is no real logic or coherence behind any of these haters arguments. They are just senseless statements.
I agree.


Michelle, if you don't like James, we understand but why not focus on the artists you do like instead.
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Old 19-01-2013, 13:16
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I agree.


Michelle, if you don't like James, we understand but why not focus on the artists you do like instead.

a number of us are cottoning to the fact that he doesn't actually like ANY XF act.


so why he continues to post here in the XF forum is the biggest mystery of all.






ETA: YEs: ANY!!!!
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Old 19-01-2013, 13:46
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Or perhaps you need to wash your little lug-holes out and maybe go to another thread. Or did you get lost.
I's not an appreciation thread so he is allowed to post his negative opinion here.
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Old 20-01-2013, 00:50
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I's not an appreciation thread so he is allowed to post his negative opinion here.
Too true. Get's a little repetitive. Check all his posts. Not good for one's health.
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Old 20-01-2013, 18:53
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"impossilbe" down to #7 in the UK and to #2 in Ireland. Will publish sales when available.
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