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Old 05-07-2013, 14:46
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Summertime Sadness is slowly climbing up US iTunes and is rising at a moderate pace on Media Base. The total below is by far her biggest airplay hit.

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LANA DEL REY Summertime Sadness: 4.332 (+0.518)


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(New) 21 - Lana Del Rey - Summertime Sadness


Wooh, so do you think lana Del Rey is finally going to have a hit from the Born To Die album thanks to the success of Young & Beautiful. It looks promising.
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Old 05-07-2013, 15:03
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Seeing as it is 188 on iTunes, it seems a bit premature to call it a hit.
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Old 05-07-2013, 15:12
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I doubt it
She isn't a single artist anyway. It will more than likely help album sales
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Old 05-07-2013, 15:20
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Really late, but happy for her to see some success finally in the US. I wonder if she started working on her second album yet.
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Old 05-07-2013, 15:49
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The remix of this is really good
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Old 05-07-2013, 16:16
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Really late, but happy for her to see some success finally in the US. I wonder if she started working on her second album yet.
Yeah, she has
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Old 05-07-2013, 16:25
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Personally can't stand the remix as it takes away all the song's meaning (but that may be an age thing ). But if it gives her more exposure in her homeland then I'll take it. Certainly the airplay progression is looking good and i do think this will be at least a Young and Beautiful size hit. It really is about time our American cousins caught up with the rest of the world regarding Lana, isn't it? It's starting to happen (the album refuses to die on the BB200, it's in the Top 50 18 months after release, in fact I think it's the second oldest studio album in the Top 50 after the all-conquering '21').
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Old 05-07-2013, 17:04
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One of my favourites from Born To Die.
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Old 05-07-2013, 20:26
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which remix in particular?
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Old 06-07-2013, 00:26
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which remix in particular?
This, I think

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usgVuNcYiuo
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:17
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Did you know that the guy who wrote Summertime Sadness (as well as Dark Paradise and Young and Beautiful) also wrote White Flag by Dido, as well as her more recent single, No Freedom. (bizarrely, he also wrote Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle!) and Sacha Skarbek, who 'crafted' James Blunt's first singles, e.g. You're Beautiful and Wisemen, was also involved with the Born To Die album.

I find all this interesting because it shows that, with these producers and writers involved, Lana was always kind of aimed at the UK, so it's no wonder she's not had as much success in the US.
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Old 06-07-2013, 03:37
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Lana is a UK-based European artist first and foremost.
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:08
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Did you know that the guy who wrote Summertime Sadness (as well as Dark Paradise and Young and Beautiful) also wrote White Flag by Dido, as well as her more recent single, No Freedom. (bizarrely, he also wrote Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle!) and Sacha Skarbek, who 'crafted' James Blunt's first singles, e.g. You're Beautiful and Wisemen, was also involved with the Born To Die album.

I find all this interesting because it shows that, with these producers and writers involved, Lana was always kind of aimed at the UK, so it's no wonder she's not had as much success in the US.
rick nowels is an american songwriter though. a hugely successful american songwriter too, apart from working on most of belinda carlisle hits, he's also worked with the likes of madonna, celine dion and stevie nicks.

he is an amazing tunesmith in my opinion. my favourites include, mel c - i turn to you, madonna - power of goodbye, belinda carlisle - leave a light on, dido - white flag and robert miles - one & one, to name just a few.
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:35
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The song is top 50 in the pop airplay chart as well! This is already a hit by music industry standards.
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:59
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The song is top 50 in the pop airplay chart as well! This is already a hit by music industry standards.
And pop radio makes hits. She deserves it for the song. I love it.
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Old 06-07-2013, 07:30
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Did you know that the guy who wrote Summertime Sadness (as well as Dark Paradise and Young and Beautiful) also wrote White Flag by Dido, as well as her more recent single, No Freedom. (bizarrely, he also wrote Heaven Is A Place On Earth by Belinda Carlisle!) and Sacha Skarbek, who 'crafted' James Blunt's first singles, e.g. You're Beautiful and Wisemen, was also involved with the Born To Die album.

I find all this interesting because it shows that, with these producers and writers involved, Lana was always kind of aimed at the UK, so it's no wonder she's not had as much success in the US.

I'm not convinced. Many of her song's lyrics are very US-centric and her videos usually involve lots of 'Americana'. I truly believe the reason she hasn't been as successful in the US as in many other countries is almost totally down to SNL and the backlash that had already started before then (but got much worse after!)

PS You're Beautiful was a huge hit in the US (IIRC it hit #1 on the Hot 100).
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:11
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Lana was never intially aimed at the UK and as said above, her lyrics and videos are very America. Some artists don't click with the american market and do well in the UK

Anastascia, Kelis, Scissor Sisters and Randy Crawford are all american artists who have seen their most success over here.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:19
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Even with the huge backlash/SNL debacle in the US she's still sold almost 900,000 albums there with just the one (very recent) Top 30 single and virtually no airplay until now so it's still a very good performance. It's just that she's been (relatively speaking given the size of the US market) more successful in Europe. But it would be wrong for anyone to call her a flop in the US imo.
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Old 06-07-2013, 19:13
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It'd be nice, although it has been out for a while.

Then again, Ellie Goulding's LIGHTS song didnt peak until a year after it was first available for the US and it ended up going top 5 on Billboard so who knows.

Summertime Sadness is definitely one of my favourite Lana songs, and my second most-played after Born to Die.
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Old 06-07-2013, 19:31
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And Rolling in the Deep had been out for many months before it finally smashed in the US (and became the biggest crossover song on US radio for 25 years).Their singles chart works very differently to ours in the UK.
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Old 06-07-2013, 19:35
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Finally!

I've been watching her airplay updates for the past couple of days. So happy to see her in the top 50 on pop radio! Hope it rises more.

I don't think it will be a big hit though. Most fans already own the album and, although it's one of the most radio friendly songs on the album, it's not smash hit material. It will DEFINITELY help out the lead single of the next album though
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Old 06-07-2013, 19:37
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And Rolling in the Deep had been out for many months before it finally smashed in the US (and became the biggest crossover song on US radio for 25 years).Their singles chart works very differently to ours in the UK.
The US chart system is much better than the UK
We expect any song to be a hit as soon as possible
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Old 06-07-2013, 19:44
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The US chart system is much better than the UK
We expect any song to be a hit as soon as possible
How is the US Chart system better. It's horrific watching big sellers flop because of the radio.
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Old 06-07-2013, 19:52
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How is the US Chart system better. It's horrific watching big sellers flop because of the radio.

I tend to agree - I've never understood why radio spins should play any part in the calculating of the singles chart. Surely it's sales that are a true indication of a song's popularity as opposed to passively listening to the song on the radio for free? Plus it opens up the payola can of worms.
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Old 07-07-2013, 08:19
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How is the US Chart system better. It's horrific watching big sellers flop because of the radio.
All down to opinion
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