Probably most often played on CD on repeat on the school run rather than streamed, the song was everywhere for a while there. However, the soundtrack album never made a dent in the Official Album Chart, despite topping the separate Soundtrack Albums chart. Although it was one of the biggest-selling songs of 2014 and spent a whopping 45 weeks in the Top 40, “Let It Go” peaked at #11 in the UK Singles Chart, a position it held for three weeks between April and May 2014 based on sales and downloads alone. Most artistically ambitious artists have therefore given up on hit singles, including Beyoncé and Kanye West If they can leave the fray, then the charts are no longer synonymous with pop music.
Streaming privileges the casual listener over the committed fan, because buying a songis active whereas streaming is passive. Thus, it supercharges big hits, extending their chart … Read More