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Old 19-03-2013, 00:06
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What albums do you think should have had more singles released or too many singles were released?

Not enough singles:

Demi Lovato's Unbroken defiantly. Unbroken, Hold Up, Who's That Boy and Mistake all could have been singles.

Rihanna's Talk That Talk

Britney Spears Blackout

Lady Gaga The Fame Monster

Too many singles

Beyonce I Am... Sasha Fierce
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Old 19-03-2013, 00:15
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I loved Katy Perry's Teenage Dream era and every single was a gem but 8 was way too many 6 was too far then the Re-Release it did begin to milk it.

To Few Marina And The Diamonds- Electra Heart so many potentials seemed like the record company just didn't want to bother.

Disagree with Gaga from Jan 09- August 10 we got 7 Singles from TF/TFM and that was quite enough.
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Old 19-03-2013, 00:33
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I think Leona's Glassheart deserved more singles, the best songs weren't released.
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Old 19-03-2013, 00:37
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I don't think an album can have too many singles. The more the better in my opinion. I like an album to be treated as a body of work. Beyonce is a good example of this...she releases a decent amount of singles from her albums, plus she films videos for songs that aren't even singles. She's also in the past released DVD anthologies. I hate artists who just dish out album after album.
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Old 19-03-2013, 00:42
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I don't think an album can have too many singles. The more the better in my opinion. I like an album to be treated as a body of work. Beyonce is a good example of this...she releases a decent amount of singles from her albums, plus she films videos for songs that aren't even singles. She's also in the past released DVD anthologies. I hate artists who just dish out album after album.
There is a way of doing it without over doing it which for me is Beyonce's issue she rarley creates an album more of a singles package. A Single is there to promote the album 5 singles spaced fairly apart with decent video's creates an era and a body of work Madonna being a great example of this.
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Old 19-03-2013, 07:26
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What albums do you think should have had more singles released or too many singles were released?

Not enough singles:

Demi Lovato's Unbroken defiantly. Unbroken, Hold Up, Who's That Boy and Mistake all could have been singles.

Rihanna's Talk That Talk

Britney Spears Blackout

Lady Gaga The Fame Monster

Too many singles

Beyonce I Am... Sasha Fierce

Talk that talk had plently of singles

We found Love
You da one
Where have you been
Talk that talk
Birthday cake
Cockiness

What let it down was the lack of music videos.
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Old 19-03-2013, 08:36
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I don't think an album can have too many singles. The more the better in my opinion. I like an album to be treated as a body of work. Beyonce is a good example of this...she releases a decent amount of singles from her albums, plus she films videos for songs that aren't even singles. She's also in the past released DVD anthologies. I hate artists who just dish out album after album.
i think the opposite, i don't think they can have too few. I prefer the old days when you'd get one or maybe two, sometimes none. Even today 3 should be the legalised maximum
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Old 19-03-2013, 08:40
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Personally, I feel that albums now have too many singles released off them!! Take for example Coldplays' last album, Mylo Xyloto, nearly every single track was released as a single!! It got to be too much, in my opinion!!!

Years ago, maybe 2 or 3 tracks were released as singles off an album, but now its nearly every single track!! Why??
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Old 19-03-2013, 10:50
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Girls Aloud - Tangled Up
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Old 19-03-2013, 12:02
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Way, way to many - Any Led Zeppelin album (just single after single....)

Seriously I honest couldn't give a toss about singles - the only thing that makes them interesting to me is if they had a unreleased b-side track on them (proper track not a bloody remix).
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Old 19-03-2013, 12:21
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Not enough singles:

The Saturdays - Wordshaker
The Saturdays - On Your Radar
Girls Aloud - Out of Control
Britney Spears - Blackout

Too many singles:
Katy Perry - Teenage Dream
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Old 19-03-2013, 12:41
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Rihannas 'Good Girl Gone Bad' had too many singles, but Rated R had too few. Rihanna singles in general annoy me though. She releases so many in different territories with no real organisation whatsoever and hardly ever releases a decent EP!

I always though Kylie could have squeezed a 4th single out of Body Language.

I don't think Katy Perry released too many from Teenage Dream. I think she released just enough. Fair enough if the quality dipped, but it didn't. Plus each single was a sizeable hit, had a great video, and followed a nice schedule. Teenage Dream had one of the best album campaigns in a long time actually, and I hope other artists take note!
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Old 19-03-2013, 12:46
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Rihannas 'Good Girl Gone Bad' had too many singles, but Rated R had too few. Rihanna singles in general annoy me though. She releases so many in different territories with no real organisation whatsoever and hardly ever releases a decent EP!

I always though Kylie could have squeezed a 4th single out of Body Language.

I don't think Katy Perry released too many from Teenage Dream. I think she released just enough. Fair enough if the quality dipped, but it didn't. Plus each single was a sizeable hit, had a great video, and followed a nice schedule. Teenage Dream had one of the best album campaigns in a long time actually, and I hope other artists take note!
I think she would of, but she got cancer.
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Old 19-03-2013, 13:42
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I think she would of, but she got cancer.
No, she was diagnosed just over a year later.

Body Language underperformed and therefore was pushed aside in favour of Ultimate Kylie and Showgirl. However Secret (Take You Home) was released in Taiwan.
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Old 19-03-2013, 16:25
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I don't think Katy Perry released too many from Teenage Dream. I think she released just enough. Fair enough if the quality dipped, but it didn't. Plus each single was a sizeable hit, had a great video, and followed a nice schedule. Teenage Dream had one of the best album campaigns in a long time actually, and I hope other artists take note!
I do agree, but I've always felt like the album was a collection of future hits rather than a single body of work.
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Old 19-03-2013, 16:30
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'Thriller' should have had way less! That's the example that instantly spings to mind tbh.
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Old 19-03-2013, 16:40
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All of Leona Lewis' albums have had songs on them which would have been amazing singles.

Spirit- Yesterday,Take A Bow

Echo- Out Of My Head, Can't Breathe

Glassheart- Glassheart, Come Alive, Favourite Scar
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Old 19-03-2013, 17:00
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Sadly only two songs went to radio from my most favorite singer James Otto's last album named Shake What God Gave Ya! released on September 14, 2010.

God bless you and him always!!!

Holly

P.S. To me, "Love Don't Cost A Thing" and "Just Like Sunshine" would have been great songs to release to radio after then two songs that did go to radio.
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Old 19-03-2013, 17:25
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All of Leona Lewis' albums have had songs on them which would have been amazing singles.

Spirit- Yesterday,Take A Bow

Echo- Out Of My Head, Can't Breathe

Glassheart- Glassheart, Come Alive, Favourite Scar
You've just reminded me of those two songs, I loved them!
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Old 19-03-2013, 17:35
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Any of Girls Aloud or Cheryl Cole's releases could have been extended further.

A Million Lights was particularly bad for this as there were easily 4 or 5 decent singles waiting to be lifted (Sexy Den A Mutha, A Million Lights, Screw You, Ghetto Baby, even Girl In The Mirror all could/should have had a release).

Yeah Yeah or Waiting from Messy Little Raindrops could have worked quite nicely too.

Although 3 Words got 3 singles, Rain On Me or Stand Up would also have done fairly well I guess.
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Old 19-03-2013, 18:32
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Any of Girls Aloud or Cheryl Cole's releases could have been extended further.

A Million Lights was particularly bad for this as there were easily 4 or 5 decent singles waiting to be lifted (Sexy Den A Mutha, A Million Lights, Screw You, Ghetto Baby, even Girl In The Mirror all could/should have had a release).

Yeah Yeah or Waiting from Messy Little Raindrops could have worked quite nicely too.

Although 3 Words got 3 singles, Rain On Me or Stand Up would also have done fairly well I guess.
I am pretty sure I read Cheryl said she wanted to release Stand Up but her label decided against it in the end.

Messy Little Raindrops was just a poor album and rushed released and I don't think Cheryl could really be bothered promoting it, so no more singles were released. Plus the fact The Flood underperformed probably played a part in it.

A Million Lights should have had a few more singles and it is a shame GA reunion halted the rest of the promo. There was an article by The Mirror that Screw You was scrapped as single as they wanted the focus on GA. They did say though they are considering continuing releasing music after the GA tour is over, though I think it has been too long now.
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Old 19-03-2013, 20:23
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Personally, I feel that albums now have too many singles released off them!! Take for example Coldplays' last album, Mylo Xyloto, nearly every single track was released as a single!! It got to be too much, in my opinion!!!

Years ago, maybe 2 or 3 tracks were released as singles off an album, but now its nearly every single track!! Why??
What utter tosh, there was only 5 singles from Mylo Xtyloto in the UK out of 14 tracks on the album?

Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall, Paradise, Charlie Brown, Princess Of China & Hurts Like Heaven. The single releases may have varied from country to country, but that's no different from other bands.

I think people on this thread are forgetting that 9/10 tracks on MJ's Thriller were singles, plus Bad had most of it's tracks released as singles too, so it was also happening in the 80's too.
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Old 19-03-2013, 21:03
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Tupac's All Eyez on Me was a double CD. I think Me Against the World was better.
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Old 19-03-2013, 21:48
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I am pretty sure I read Cheryl said she wanted to release Stand Up but her label decided against it in the end.

Messy Little Raindrops was just a poor album and rushed released and I don't think Cheryl could really be bothered promoting it, so no more singles were released. Plus the fact The Flood underperformed probably played a part in it.

A Million Lights should have had a few more singles and it is a shame GA reunion halted the rest of the promo. There was an article by The Mirror that Screw You was scrapped as single as they wanted the focus on GA. They did say though they are considering continuing releasing music after the GA tour is over, though I think it has been too long now.
I was thinking the same, it's been 7 months since Under The Sun which pretty much signals the end of another era prematurely, unless she's re-releasing A Million Lights with updated material. After the great success of 3 Words, her career has majorly nosedived.
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Old 19-03-2013, 21:55
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I was thinking the same, it's been 7 months since Under The Sun which pretty much signals the end of another era prematurely, unless she's re-releasing A Million Lights with updated material. After the great success of 3 Words, her career has majorly nosedived.
It really has, Messy Little Raindrops must have put people off buying her future albums, it is terrible.

Plus she really should have toured, she probably could have done a huge UK tour right after 3 Words, but choose to support BEP instead, which I get if she planned on breaking Europe but she hasn't really done anything in Europe since then.

I said this elsewhere and it may just be me, but I can't imagine a re-release of an album which already has three versions available.
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