Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Beyoncé's 4th Australian Single Is...

"I Was Here". That is straight from Sony Australia's PR department, so it's 100% official. The Diane Warren-penned power ballad was sent to radio on Monday and should impact the airplay chart this Friday. I don't know how I feel about this. On the one hand, "Party" and "Countdown" would not work here - the former is too urban and the latter is just too quirky for our airwaves. On the other, "I Was Here" does not exactly scream summer smash. Don't get me wrong. I love the song to bits and have a minor breakdown every time I hear it but the soaring anthem is a bit hard to swallow in between the latest fluff from Katy Perry and Ke$ha.

The obvious choice would have been "End Of Time" or maybe even the amazing "Schoolin' Life" (if they wanted to get creative). Both tracks are infectious summer jams with sing-a-long choruses but what do I know? Bey's last three Australian singles have reached the top 20 and gone platinum, so it will be interesting to see how well this does. I have my fingers crossed for a non-Roseland video or at least an official digital release with a cover. I will even make it myself. For free. Please? Time to start requesting/downloading. If this takes off we might just get a "4" re-release!


7 comments:

Bruce said...

A "4" re-release?

Like ToyToy and Startin' Over?

Yes, this is resembling a LaToyaesque marketing campaign.

Mariah said...

love the song but what a flop choice.

that being said, i want a single cover now. i love it when i have an album on iTunes and almost all the tracks have their own cover.

only Bey, Rih and Gaga could!

JOhnny D said...

And in Australia it took 2 weeks and 1 single for Rihanna's new album to go Gold. It took Beyonce 16 singles, a tour, a dvd and about 25 weeks to achieve the same feat.

Mike said...

4 was certified gold in its first week! And there hasn't been a tour. Just a showcase in NY. Seriously get your facts straight!

Mike said...

Oh and by the way, this is the 5th most added song to Australian radio this week.

feedlimmy.com said...

I really don't know how I feel about 'I Was Here' impacting either. I would still cry and shake every time it comes on but is it really giving Bey the best chance on the charts? 'End of Time' all the way - what a no-brainer. Especially if they're not gonna launch 'Schoolin' Life'. :)

Anonymous said...

bad choice!