The tracklisting for Treasure includes a track called 'Sonny'. We are unsure which song that is as there are probably several songs of that title. However, on the assumption that it was the one he was thinking of, Rodders made an interesting comment:
As a single it could well do well especially with the new rules re downloading of the net. It's going to be interesting,
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What is interesting is that Hayley and her management team had previously decided not to pursue the singles market. That is why 'What You Never Know' was withdrawn. However, with the new rules governing dowloading, I wonder if this might change. She has already recorded a version of Ave Maria (English lyrics) which was only available to download. So, could a whole new market be opening up for Hayley?
I thought what they'd said is that Hayley wouldn't be releasing any more CD singles! As you say, Ave Maria was released as a download single in the UK last April and I'm sure Steve had made the "no singles" comment well before then so I just assumed it was "digital only" from then on but I can't be sure.
But yes, at the time of the digital single Ave Maria, the only chart it could have appeared in was the digital downloads chart, which has very little coverage. Now it could appear in the main singles chart if it were to sell enough. But in fact, there is no need to release it as a digital single at all if it's on the album, because individual album tracks qualify for the singles chart too! They would probably promote it as and call it a single though, to draw attention to it.
But unless it was a track not on the album, I don't think it would get into the singles charts because most Hayley fans are likely to buy the entire album instead! Maybe Ave Maria was a test run to see what happens if a single not on the album is released... hmmm... we shall see!
You may well have heard "no more CD singles" but Steve definitely said to me that they were not going to pursue the singles market and did not specify "CD". I can tell you exactly when it was. It was at the UNICEF concert in Piccadilly in September 2005.
In suggesting that the new rules might open up a new market, I was not thinking specifically about 'Ave Maria', but of any future material towards the pop end of her repertoire. Should anything be available to download, I imagine it might receive some airplay on stations like Radio 2 (if not Radio 1) which might introduce her to a whole new fanbase.
but of any future material towards the pop end of her repertoire. Should anything be available to download, I imagine it might receive some airplay on stations like Radio 2 (if not Radio 1) which might introduce her to a whole new fan base.
That is what I was basically referring to.When `Pure` was released here and internationally,the track that was played on most radio stations here in NZ was “Who Painted The Moon Black”
I think this could well open a new fan base as Roger has mentioned,and it could well be a turning point in Hayley's career.Hopefully,some more airspace both here in NZ and the UK and anywhere else the album is released.
I am sure you will agree there are some interesting times ahead for 2007,a whole new beginning perhaps.
Well, thats how some of the CD's I got today, I have, buy getting singles of them and liking it enough to buy albumn. Summerfly would make a good single. I know that she would probably not do well with singles in UK, but think she sould still have singles in future.
"If everyone was like Hayley, there would be no need for heaven, we'd already be there."