Sunday, April 14, 2024

Uh Oh: JLo Single Comeback “Can’t Get Enough” Collapses: Drops off iTunes Top 100 After 5 Days, Fewer Than 1 Million Streams


Uh oh.

Jennifer Lopez’s “Can’t Get Enough” is DOA.

The single, which appeared 5 days ago, is already gone from the top 100 singles on iTunes.

On Spotify, the single has streamed fewer than 1 million times (that’s not very much). On YouTube, the video has had 3.5 million views, also minimal.

By comparison, Ariana Grande’s “Yes, and?” is number 1, also takes up five other positions on the chart in different incarnations. That video has 14 million views in three days.

It’s tough out there for older artists. Lopez is not alone. Madonna and Mariah Carey would be in the same boat. So it’s not something anti-JLo. It’s just the situation. There’s no place to play her song on the radio. She’s too old for top 40, and disco. The only way to break “Can’t Get Enough” would have been via a TV show or movie.

Also: the wedding video looks like an outtake from one of her movies. So that didn’t help.

Let’s hope she and her advisers take a lesson when the album comes out next month. There’s no such thing as an automatic hit no matter how much press you get on Day 1.

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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