Best option for 4 th single?

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Best option for 4 th single?

Will-o-the-wisp
30
27%
You are the one
4
4%
Happy people
33
30%
Hoping for a miracle
6
5%
I don’t wanna
19
17%
Only the dark
8
7%
Wedding in Berlin
10
9%
 
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Re: Best option for 4 th single?

#31 Post by the8thark »

One of the crowd wrote:
Fri 24 Jan 2020, 6:45 pm
Take a look at the Top 40..

The general public buy and listen to shit.
That's unfortunately true.
Shopper wrote:
Sun 26 Jan 2020, 5:34 am
Wedding in Berlin

-It's truly unique, people will be like WTF and love it
-cheeky yet poignant message
-will be #1 in Germany and then all of Euroland
People will love it because it's garbage. Garbage sells.

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Apart from the obvious "choosing Wedding in Berlin because it's garbage" option
If I was to set the singles properly I would have had the first 3 singles for this album to have been in this order:

1. Will O Wisp
2. Dreamland
3. You Are The One

Or maybe juast leave it as a 2 single album.
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#32 Post by alig »

Roundhead General wrote:
Sat 25 Jan 2020, 11:45 pm
Does the fact that they chose to play I don’t wanna on the Graham Norton show on radio 2 today have any bearing on the next possible single choice?


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Don't think so. They chose to play Bolshy once and that didn't become a single.
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#33 Post by boyjohn »

It's really an embarrassment of riches for the choice. You could make an argument for Will-o-the-wisp, Happy People, You Are The One, I Don't Wanna or even Only the Dark. The only 2 songs I would rule out are Hoping For A Miracle (nice but doesn't really scream "single" to me) and Wedding in Berlin. That really is incredible there are so many options after 3 songs have already been lifted.
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#34 Post by gehegu »

Greendrake wrote:
Sat 25 Jan 2020, 1:20 pm
I don't wanna has the greatest single potential here I reckon. Very vivid, melodic drive. On-topic story.

Will-o-the-wisp could be not bad choice too, but the gay-ish story in it may size down the audience wishing to pay for it.

Happy people is way too light and sugary with lack of melody to be a single.
I can’t say you’ve convinced me, but I have changed my mind about happy people, only the dark is way more melodic. I think rap won’t work as a single.

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#35 Post by glennjridge »

people like to get into the lyrics of the music they are listening to IMO. and as apparently the only middle aged man on this forum I might not have the best chart sense but I suspect Wilo the wisp isnt a good choice.

I think you people need to step back from your bangers and mash requirements. Only the dark I think is very relatable and quite frankly the notion only the dark can show you the stars is very moving.

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#36 Post by Nickname »

The thing is the two biggest options for the 4 th sound dated (late 80''s and early 90's).

I think Only in the Dark could be a hit in the 80's. Looks a soundtrack from a movie. It's a really good song and one of the best songs from this album. But I don't see many possibilities to get some attention right now. Anyway, I'm sure Radio 2 listeners would be happy with it, well with any of the 3 options to be honest.

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#37 Post by TeCHno PoP »

Willo is absolutely not single material. It's a great opener/banger (my fave song on the album), but it's too high energy for a single.

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#38 Post by TeCHno PoP »

I think Only the dark would be the best choice. Nowdays there is a hugh retrowave 80s revival. With a neonesque video it would be a perfect single.

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#39 Post by rashomon »

TeCHno PoP wrote:
Sun 26 Jan 2020, 3:55 pm
Willo is absolutely not single material. It's a great opener/banger (my fave song on the album), but it's too high energy for a single.
agreed - probably too 'complex' for radio friendly listen and doesn't have an immediate hook.

Happy People or I don't Wanna for me.
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#40 Post by Pod »

Happy people
Just for the sake of it, make sure you're always frowning. :|
It shows the world that you've got substance and depth.

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#41 Post by TeCHno PoP »

Yes, the other good choice would be Happy.

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#42 Post by daveid »

If its an upbeat single then Happy or Will o. If it's a slower one then Only the dark definitely.

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#43 Post by Debussy »

I reckon it will be "I don't wanna"

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#44 Post by daveid »

Debussy wrote:
Sun 26 Jan 2020, 5:29 pm
I reckon it will be "I don't wanna"

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#45 Post by Shopper »

There will not be a 4th single 😂

Despite my leanings towards Wedding in Berlin🙏 The only option left is Happy People; Willow is too hi-nrg and will suffer the same unfortunate fate as For Your Own Good from Nightlife.
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