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not wanting to sound like an old cnut but what qualifies as a single nowadays? Any track you download?
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Doesn't seem to be a hard and fast rule any more but usually they're either:

1. Given a separate release and artwork on the streaming and download services.
2. "early access" tracks on forthcoming albums (ie pre-order the album and get this track now)
3. A "focus track" with a video/radio play etc.
4. If you're really lucky - some kind of physical release like the old days.
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Can't any track get to number one these days? For example if Relentless was used in a James Bond film and everyone played it on You Tube or Spotify could it get to number one wthout it having a separate release?
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jason wrote: 10 Jun 2021, 19:40 Can't any track get to number one these days? For example if Relentless was used in a James Bond film and everyone played it on You Tube or Spotify could it get to number one wthout it having a separate release?
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Are you saying if we all played Relentless , or any Stranglers song for that matter , on Spotify then we could possibly get it to No1 . Would multiple plays count or just one count or person ?
Used to be easy in the old days , you bought a bit of black plastic and that counted .
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Jon the Impaler wrote: 10 Jun 2021, 20:41 Are you saying if we all played Relentless , or any Stranglers song for that matter , on Spotify then we could possibly get it to No1 . Would multiple plays count or just one count or person ?
Used to be easy in the old days , you bought a bit of black plastic and that counted .
Yes, that's my understanding of it, but it would take many thousands of streams to get to number 1, and most likely several million.
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