New Singles Poised to Enter Strong; fun.'s 'We Are Young' Expected to Stay at No. 1
New singles from Madonna and Far East Movement (featuring Justin Bieber) are headed for the Billboard Hot 100 chart next week. Madonna's "Girl Gone Wild" is scheduled to hit the iTunes Store today (March 1) while Far East Movement's "Live My Life" reached retail on Feb. 28.
"Girl Gone Wild"
"Live My Life"
The former is the second single from the diva's upcoming "MDNA" album -- out March 26. It follows lead track "Give Me All Your Luvin'," which peaked at No. 10 on the Hot 100. The Far East collabo with Bieber -- produced by RedOne -- is the first taste of the hip-hop act's upcoming second album.
It's too early to tell what Madonna's single might sell, but the Far East track could shift around 120,000 to 150,000 downloads by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, March 4.
fun.'s "We Are Young" (featuring Janelle Monae), looks like it will continue to be the U.S.' top-selling song, with industry sources suggesting it will shift around 270,000 to 300,000 downloads. Kelly Clarkson's current Hot 100 No. 1, "Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)," will like sell another 200,000 to 240,000.
The Wanted's "Glad You Came" will continue to build, after its explosive sales this past week. It jumped from 101,000 to 188,000 (up 87% according to Nielsen SoundScan) after it was covered on the Feb. 21 "Glee." This week, it could move even more. It's aiming for around 200,000 to 220,000.
Also, look for a few Monkees tunes to impact the Digital Songs chart next week, following the Feb. 29 death of the group's Davy Jones. It's too early to forecast what their songs will sell, but it's expected that its 1967 Hot 100 No. 1 hit "Daydream Believer" will be the act's biggest single of the week.