Sunday, May 26, 2024

Rolling Stones Pre-Orders Send “Hackney Diamonds” to Numbers 1, 2, 4 on Amazon Top 100 CDs and Vinyl


Start them up: The Rolling Stones launched their “Hackney Diamonds” campaign yesterday and the charts are already buzzing with excitement.

“Hackney” in pre-orders has shot to number 1 on Amazon Top 100 CDs and Vinyl in CD form. Number 1 is a green vinyl LP and number 4 is the black vinyl.

Over on the iTunes singles chart — which is currently bursting with Jimmy Buffett records — the single “Angry” is number 6.

All signs point to a number 1 release on October 20th for “Hackney,” at least for one week if not two. I don’t think any records will be broken (unless one is physically smashed) but “Hackney” is set up to be enough of a comeback hit that it will play well on a live tour next spring.

Meantime, “Angry” should easily be nominated at this year’s Grammys for Best Rock Song or Record.

All that’s left for Mick, Keith, and Ronnie is becoming MusiCares Persons of the Year and appearing on the Grammys. The Stones have always turned down accepting this honor — as well as the Kennedy Center — but maybe 2024 is the year for tributes.

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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