Sales & Charts

“ATAY” continues to soar up the charts!

  As the fifth week of “A Thing About You” appearing in the charts draws to a close, it is becoming more and more apparent that this is a huge hit for Roxette.

  Despite the fact that sales figures for the single have been somewhat sluggish, ATAY continues to impress on radio charts throughout mainland Europe. This is evidenced by this week’s biggest jump in new chart appearances to date. Last week, ATAY appeared on some 65 charts, which is not bad for its 4th week. However, in week #5, ATAY jumped through the roof, appearing on a total of 94 charts (see full week-by-week details below).

  ATAY will almost certainly eclipse the 100 mark next week, possibly by a significant margin. Based on this data, it certainly appears that ATAY will achieve at least the success of Roxette’s last two leading singles, “Wish I Could Fly” and “Centre Of The Heart.”

  Here are some details about ATAY chart success to date:

Week 1: 22 charts, 27.5 avg position, 11 countries, no #1’s

Week 2: 40 charts, 17.6 avg position, 16 countries, 2 #1’s

Week 3: 48 charts, 13.9 avg position, 17 countries, 1 #1

Week 4: 65 charts, 13.4 avg position, 21 countries, 2 #1’s

Week 5: 94 charts, 14.8 avg position, 22 countries, 9 #1’s!!!

Some other highlights:

  Top countries: 24 (Germany), 10 (Sweden, Denmark, Poland, Switzerland), 8 (Latvia), 6 (Russia), and 5 (Czech Republic)

  ATAY has reached #1 on at least 11 different radio station’s charts so far.

  ATAY has been #1 on at least 1 radio station in the following countries: Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Moldova, Poland, Russia and Sweden.

This article was written for an earlier version of The Daily Roxette.
Technical errors may occur.

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November 1st, 2002

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