If you booked your ticket for the M Train, you were surely prepared when it rolled back into town last Thursday with twice the usual speed. Of course, Epic’s Meghan Trainor debuted a pair of tunes from her upcoming album, “Can’t Dance” and “Let You Be Right”, which resulted in some interesting statistics across the larger platforms. In short, it looks like “Right” is, in fact, the right choice for the U.S. audience. On iTunes, “Dance” peaked at a dismal #100 on the all-genre chart before sliding out of the top 200, though “Right”, which got as high as #22, is holding in the top 50 so far. It’s also ahead of “Dance” at Spotify, where it’s earned 1,098,000 streams globally since its debut versus 292,000 earned during the same period. (Notably, neither song is present on the U.S. or Global Viral lists.) It’s the same story at Shazam, where “Right” (3,900 tags) leads “Dance” (1,300), though the order is flipped at YouTube, where “Dance” (1,068,000 views) takes the lead over “Right” (679,000). Though neither song has reached the chart heights of her larger hits like “All About That Bass” or “No” or even previous single “No Excuses”, it’s way too early to use the f-word (flop, of course) in the conversation. Will her era remain on the right path? (Images courtesy of Epic Records)
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