Just so we’re clear, we all laughed at Lady Gaga when she couldn’t get No. 1 on iTunes because of Katy Perry, right? Okay, good. I just wanted to get that out of the way before proceeding with this.
Britney Spears’ new single, “Flop Bitch,” is now following in the foosteps of “Applause” by crashing and burning on iTunes within the first few days of its release. Just like “Applause,” “Flop Bitch” reached No. 2 on the US iTunes chart before being blocked from the top spot by a formidable pop diva (in Britney’s case, it was Miley Cyrus). It’s now down to No. 5 after just three days on sale, and will probably be even lower by the time the weekend arrives.
Here’s the list of the songs currently outselling “Flop Bitch”: Milegend’s “Wrecking Ball,” Katy Perry’s “Roar,” Lorde’s “Royals,” and Katy Perry’s “Dark Horse.”
This puts Britney in the group of major pop girls who have been unable to top the US iTunes chart with their new singles this year. This select currently contains Britney, Gaga, Mariah, J.Lo and Selena G. Over in the group of girls who did top the chart, we have Katy, Miley, Demi, Ariana, and Justin Timberlake.
Don’t worry just yet, though: I have complete and utter faith that “Flop Bitch” will reach No. 1 soon — on the Billboard club chart! And with all the amazing promo Britney is going to be doing, “Flop Bitch” will definitely pull an “Applause” and hang around on the charts for a while. Just this week we witnessed The Holy Spirit stand in the middle of the desert for almost three minutes and announce that she likes “the perfume song” from her new album, before high-tailing her ass right outta there and back to bed.
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