While you were enjoying another Baby Bottle Pop and requesting your favorite boy band’s latest music video on Total Request Live, a collaboration about a fantastic year in music hit the market and has fans around the world listening along. “1999” from Atlantic’s Charli XCX, with a featured vocal from Capitol’s Troye Sivan, debuted on Friday, which marks their first hit recorded together. Now, if this was truly 1999, you would likely be headed to a local record store to get a copy of “1999” as a cassingle or CD single or even a cartridge for your HitClips player. It may be a totally different experience in 2018, but all the nostalgia lifted the single as high as #25 on iTunes here in the U.S. and onto the all-genre chart in over 60 countries. On Spotify, the tune has earned more than 3.2 million streams to date, aided by larger pop playlisting, including most of the major New Music Friday lists. Additionally, the track has earned over a million views for its audio-only video on YouTube, a solid start, while also closing in on about 9,700 tags on Shazam so far with little to no airplay at any radio format. Though we don’t think this “1999” is going to be replacing Prince’s “1999” as a party classic anytime soon, it’s still a solid flashback jam. (Images courtesy of Atlantic Records)
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