“Miles Away” USA Airplay/Sales/Billboard Charts, No. 155 Debut on Digital Songs

12/13 Billboard charts:

Hot Singles Sales

MA debuts at #6.
GI2M down 8 to #26, 20 weeks on.

Hot Dance Club Play

MA is up 15 places to #20.

Hot Dance Airplay 

MA debuts at #15.

Hot Dance Singles Sales 

MA debuts at #2.
GI2M is down 3 to #8, 20 weeks on.


Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com. Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S.

Hey Keith

Madonna teamed up with Justin Timberlake for the top 10 Hot 100 smash “4 Minutes.” She had a No. 1 Hot Dance Club Play hit with “Give It 2 Me,” but that single didn’t strike a cord with radio and (only peaked at No. 57 on the Hot 100).

Now does Madonna have any plans to release anything else from the “Hard Candy” album? I read on the Internet that “Miles Away” was released to radio in the U.K., along with a handful of dance remixes. Does she have plans to release that single or any other tracks from her latest CD while she’s on tour?


Chad Larson
Mitchell, South Dakota

Hi Chad,

I’m listening to the dance mixes of “Miles Away” right now on my iTunes. They were commercially released this week both in the U.S. and the U.K. through digital download services (and possibly in many other global territories).

The producers enlisted to remix the tune for dance floors include Thin White Duke, Johnny Vicious, Morgan Page, Rebirth (Demacio “Demo” Castellon, Vincent di Pasquale, Larry Grant), Aaron LaCrate and Debonair Samir.

I don’t believe the single has been promoted to U.S. radio stations yet. Right now, the focus is on dance clubs here in the States. (On the Hot Dance Club Play chart out next week, dated Dec. 13, “Miles” will move from No. 35 to No. 20 in its second week on the chart. It is her 55th Hot Dance Club Play hit.)

In Europe, Miles Away moves up to No. 13 on the Nielsen Music Control Euro Radio Airplay chart (dated Nov. 20).

However, it would seem that, at least in the U.K., the favorable radio support isn’t translating into success with digital downloads. It’s looking like the song is selling rather poorly and it may miss the top 40 of the
Official U.K. Singles Chart this Sunday (Nov. 30) when the new chart is released.

A few chart-geek notes:

If “Miles” misses the top 40, it will be her first single to miss the top 10 in the U.K. since 2003 (“Love Profusion”) and her first single to miss the top 20 since 1984 (with the original release of “Borderline”).

Not exactly records you’d want to set.


Posted on December 7, 2008, in Charts, Madonna, Miles Away, Music and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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