So I’ve successfully managed to NOT post anything in about a month… it’s funny how time sometimes zooms by on you.
Anyway, for the better part of the past three months I’ve been playing Dark Triad, Break My Heart, No Boundaries, Back With a Bang, August Nights and Never Say Goodbye on RadioAirplay.com; about a week ago I decided to add Blissful Oblivion and Make it Right to the lineup (replacing Never Say Goodbye and Back With a Bang), just to see what would happen.
And, well, this happened…
Which, like, holy crap. I gained three times more fans in a 10-hour period than in all of the previous three months.
After that, I decided to do a little bit of research to see which songs actually were the most popular, by looking at the ratio of likes to views. Here were the results:
Blissful Oblivion: 2.38%
Make it Right: 2.13%
No Boundaries: 1.42%
Back With a Bang: 1.1%
Break My Heart: 0.9%
August Nights: 0.88%
Dark Triad: 0.8%
Never Say Goodbye: 0.56%
I did some further research on some established songs and discovered that anything above 1% is a pretty healthy ratio to have.
Now, for some Thoughts
Blissful Oblivion… wow. The leader, and it’s not even close. Well, okay, I can accept that. I once got told that it was probably my best song and she was probably right.
Make it Right is somewhat more puzzling. How the hell did that get second? I mean it’s such a dark song. Yeah, I listed it as one of my favorites, but since when did I ever agree with the prevailing consensus?
I’m also surprised that Back With a Bang is higher and that Break My Heart isn’t. Then again, I never liked the final mix of BMH. I still think that could be one of the best I’ve written, but I’ve never gotten a recording of it that I was really, really satisfied with.
Anyway, I’ve got a better picture of where all the songs stand. Once I get to Boston, I can really start to crank up the marketing and see if this will turn in to anything. Kinda hard to promote anything when you’re trapped in the middle of nowhere.