Saturday, April 13, 2024

Madonna’s Chart Resurgence is Short Lived as “Rebel Heart” Drops Out of iTunes Top 100


And so, it’s over. Madonna’s chart resurgence was short lived as “Rebel Heart” is now at number 105 on iTunes. The album had a big jump last week after Madonna’s great appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s “Tonight” show. But there was no follow up, except for Madonna’s kiss thing with Drake. Shock doesn’t sell albums the way it used to, I guess. The single we thought might take off, “Bitch, I’m Madonna,” is also gone from the iTunes singles chart and isn’t being played on radio.

The good news, I guess, is that last week’s chart– which comes out today– has “Rebel Heart” up to number 32 on hitsdailydouble’s combined chart. “Rebel Heart” sold 16,108 copies altogether after the Fallon show, which is better than nothing but not enough to keep the Material Girl in quarter horses at the Southampton riding academy. She could still play horseshoes, however.

And so, on to the tour this fall. We’ll always have a special place in our ‘rebel hearts’ for Madge.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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