Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Bruce Springsteen Has a New Single Out Called “Addicted to Romance.” But His Rabid Fans Have Ignored It– Sales Only 2,377



I was all excited a couple of weeks ago about Bruce Springsteen and Patti Scialfa’s single, “Addicted to Romance.”

The song is from the movie, “She Came to Me,” directed by Rebecca Miller. The movie is an indie, and barely distributed by Vertical Releasing. It’s done no business. Still, one would think “Addicted to Romance” would have its own life.

One would be wrong.

“Addicted to Romance” is DOA. It’s sold 2,377 copies, according to Luminate. Around 600 came from streaming. Not a single radio station has played it. I’m not even sure Bruce’s Sirius XM channel has done anything with it. There are fewer than 1,000 views on YouTube.

Clearly, Sony, Bruce’s label, has done nothing with it. Of course the radio problem is because Bruce and Patti are not Justin and Ariana, and Top 40 isn’t going to play it. But classic rock stations? Adult contemporary?

Give it a spin, kids. This is very disrespectful.

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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