It appears Beyonce’s fans were right to worry incessantly about the chart performance of the singer’s new single “Run the World (Girls).” According to Billboard, and my own ability to read the iTunes chart for myself, “Girls” is off to a very rocky start. After its Friday morning release, the song slowly made its way up to #5 before eventually dropping out of the top 10 altogether.
The song presently sits at
#12 #21 #24 and seems to in part to be suffering from not only poor reviews, but poor radio play as well. In contrast, recent singles from some of Beyonce’s contemporaries (Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna) have all debuted inside the top 10 within minutes of being released and hit the #1 spot within hours.
Not all is bad however in the land of Knowles. “Girls” has done extremely well overseas, hitting the top spot in several countries, including Spain. The video has also yet to be released and if previous Beyonce videos are any indication, it will add greatly to the overall appeal of the single.
In the meantime, you can always help “Girls” climb the charts by buying multiple copies like her devoted fans did. Most were so worried they purchased as many as 50 copies and gifted them to fans, which helps bypass iTunes 3 download limit per track.