Monday, June 17, 2024

Miley Cyrus’s “Flowers” Start to Wilt with No Second Single “Endless Summer Vacation” May Be Over


Back in January, Miley Cyrus dropped her first record with Sony-Columbia. It was an out of the box hit, going to number 1 that night– January 12th– and staying in the top 5 ever since.

But “Flowers” has pretty much saturated radio and streaming, everyone knows it, and there are dozens of cover of it on YouTube.

So where’s the second single?

The album, “Endless Summer Vacation,” came two weeks ago and really needed a new push with a new single. Certainly there are plenty of choices. But so far, nothing’s happened. And now the Vacation is possibly ending. After selling 384,000 copies according to Luminate, “Vacation” is beginning to fade on the charts.

What’s even a little worrisome is that none of those other tracks from “Vacation” are on the Spotify streaming chart. Only “Flowers” hangs in there. The best possibility is “River,” an upbeat dance number that sounds like it was borrowed from “You Spin Me Round.” But why not work “Jaded” or “You” or one of the others? No one’s getting any younger here.

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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