Triple Platinum Record Level
Registered: Apr 2006
Location: Milano, Italy
M!ssundaztood, I'm Not Dead and The Truth About Love were perfect pop records cuz all of them had a bunch of standout tracks, half of I'm Not Dead was made of potential singles and many great songs with hit factor didnt have single treatment like 18 Wheeler, 'Cuz I Can, Long Way To Happy or Slut Like You.
This record to me is more like Try This and Funhouse which are great records but they both missed standout tracks, besides So What that was the only actual hit from Funhouse, even Sober that it's an amazing song, it totally misses the "hit factor" that similar singles like Just Like A Pill, Who Knew and Try had.
When What About Us was released I though they finally decided to quit the "upbeat lead single" formula and go right to the "good" single, but listening to the album in full you can clearly notice it miss the potential #1 single, I'm not saying it's a bad record, I love it more than Try This or The Truth About Love
But honestly I don't see any of those songs top the charts, forgetting about Australia that's all another story lol
Probably this could be the first era, if they play it well, where a ballad could be an actual hit.
Performed in the right place at the right time a song like Wild Hearts could be a Someone Like You.
In terms of commercial success I see this record doing like IND, 3 or 4 massive hits but not a WW#1 like So What or Just Give Me A Reason.
Last edited by M*A*X*IT on 11-12-2017 at 06:56 PM
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