Stranger in Moscow didn't chart, smart guy. It literally didn't even get up to 90.
That's just the US. Yeah, it's the biggest market for 'pop' music but it's not the only market.
SIM - No.1 in Spain and Italy and the Czech Republic / No. 4 in the UK (on the charts for 18 weeks) / Top Ten in Hungary, Denmark, Taiwan, New Zealand, Switzerland, Australia / Top 20 in Finland and Ireland and France / Top 30 in various countries.
Not Michael's biggest hit, of course. I have no idea how many units you'd have to shift to get to No.6 in Hungary, for example.
Just to be clear - I don't think you're slagging off SIM. I think
you're saying - if a song does not do well in the charts, that doesn't make it a crap song. I'm just standing up for the UK and Europe since we are the second biggest market for pop music. It's not all about the US, lol.
The charts is a lousy measurement for quality of arts.
A pop chart can be a bit of a blunt instrument. All of those anomalies. The brilliant song held off the No.1 by a novelty record. Useful, nonetheless. Doesn't tell us anything about quality but it's interesting to know what has made an impact on people and I do love the way it can show someone's global reach. SIM at No.5 in Taiwan? Gotta be happy about that.
Well in the UK it seems they can't make up their mind what they dislike. They seem to accept and allow any chap lol
I don't even know what this means.