Billboard on Hey You’s charting possibilities
If you were wondering if Madonna’s new charity song “Hey You” is eligible to chart on Billboard‘s Hot 100, Hot Digital Downloads and other charts, being it a free download, the answer coming from Billboard journalist and chart expert Fred Bronson is no.
In his Chart Beat chat on Billboard.com he reminds readers that free downloads don’t count for any Billboard charts.
Speculating that the song will be available as a pay download from its second week online he adds: “The song is not being promoted to radio, so airplay is unlikely. As a result, it’s highly unlikely the song could chart after its first week of activity. We’ll have to see how many sales the single can achieve in its second week of availability.”
Thanks to Meeg-Notah