Saturday, July 20, 2024

Bon Jovi’s Run at Number 1 Was Not “Forever” as Taylor, Billie Retake Top of Chart After 5 Days


Bon Jovi’s new album debuted at number 1 on Friday on iTunes.

The album, called “Forever,” lasted five days in the top spot. But today it’s number 3, as Taylor Swift and Billie Eilish have pushed past it.

“Forever” has not engendered must streaming, and no tracks from it have caught on. But this is to be expected with legacy acts. Radio refuses to play new songs from the classic rock artists who keep them going 24/7.

Everyone from the Rolling Stones to Bruce Springsteen have experienced this strange phenomenon. Frankly, they should just pull their music off FM radio entirely. But they won’t.

“Forever” will barely last a week and then it will be gone. Since Jon Bon Jovi says he can’t tour to promote it, a lot of hard work will go down the drain. Too bad.

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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