Singles strategy & debut guesses for ARRIVAL
Posted by: koogles ()
Date: December 25, 2000 01:17AM

Okay, here's how I think the singles should be released from the new Journey CD. Remembering, of course, that current rock radio will probably avoid this CD like Calista Flockhart avoids shopping mall food courts. (Besides, I don't recall hearing "Remember Me" on rock radio!) So, if I was the marketing director down at Columbia, here's what my proposed singles strategy would be for "Arrival":

First, lead with "All the Way". It's got the same Top 40 potential as "When You Love a Woman". Hell, it even sounds like it! I would do a special re-mix for Top 40, sort of like what Bon Jovi did with "It's My Life".

Second single. I would go with "Loved By You". Another ballad, I know, but "Light n' Easy Hits FM" is probably the only place on the radio dial where Journey will find a home these days.

Single three. I honestly don't think that radio will hold on for more than 2 singles. "Trial By Fire" was extinguished after 3. ("Woman", "Message", "If He Should") But for those tenacious programmers out there, I would say another ballad (God knows, Arrival's got enough of them!) and that would be "Lifetime of Dreams".

I think this is a plausible release schedule. If it was 1986, then I would say "Higher Place", "All the Way", "Signs of Life", "Loved By You", "To Be Alive Again", "Lifetime of Dreams" in that order. But let's be realistic here. Radio's into hump and dump (to paraphrase Wheatus) and Journey was kicked out of bed a long time ago. This album will probably do about 500,000 stateside, debut at around no. 43 on the Top 200, sink to 71 then to 106 then 152 and then off the charts completely.

Anyone else have any predictions where Journey's "Arrival" will debut on the Top 200 when it's released??? Single picks?


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Journey BTM..any date as of yet? Singles released? 273 Brett 12/24/2000 12:32AM
RE: Journey BTM..any date as of yet? Singles relea 146 Kevin 12/24/2000 12:29PM
Singles strategy & debut guesses for ARRIVAL145 koogles 12/25/2000 01:17AM
RE: Singles strategy & debut guesses for ARRIV 164Kris12/25/2000 02:54AM
Arrival's Top 200 Billboard Debut Position 205 koogles 12/25/2000 11:59AM
RE: Singles strategy & debut guesses for ARRIV 161 sfk kurt 12/25/2000 11:49PM
Top 10 debut?? 157 koogles 12/26/2000 12:38AM
RE: Top 10 debut?? 177 sfk kurt 12/26/2000 03:30AM
RE: Top 10 debut?? 160 koogles 12/26/2000 04:19AM
RE: Top 10 debut?? 174 Eric Abrahamsen 12/26/2000 05:13AM
RE: Top 10 debut?? 164 sfk kurt 12/26/2000 10:25AM
Check the charts... 178 koogles 12/26/2000 02:15PM
RE: Check the charts... 140 sfk kurt 12/27/2000 12:47AM
RE: Top 10 debut?? 196 Kevin 12/26/2000 03:08PM
Behind The Music! 179 sfk kurt 12/27/2000 12:49AM
RE: Behind The Music! 176 Cheryl Ann 12/28/2000 01:05PM

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