I’m in love! Like a Virus, Muse‘s latest Single Madness has crept-up on me and has me in full, infecting me with Mad Muse Syndrome. After first seeing them perform the Track on Saturday Night Live last month, it has been bubbling-under in my subconscious and after having won the praise of Coldplay‘s Chris Martin and Adam Lambert, it appears the Alternative Rock Track is on its way to becoming a Crossover Track with its Noir Queen/Prince/George Michael-like inflections. Is this the sexiest Track of 2012? I’d say so.
The Track from the GRAMMY Award-winning Brit Outfit currently is at number 60 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, but expect that to continue improving in coming weeks. In Canada, it just cracked the Top 50 at number 47 on our Canadian Hot 100 Chart. It can be found on their sixth Studio Disc from Warner Music, The 2nd Law.
Not only is the Track stunning, its Video is also! Watch the Anthony Mandler-directed Clip in full below:
For those of you on Rdio – I recently just joined too! See what I’m listening to by following me here.
Listen to Madness on Rdio in full here.
Muse will be live at Air Canada Centre on April 9, 2013.
(Photo/video credit: Warner Music)
Im surprised which direction the success of the song had taken in the usa.
Its the first MUSE song, that got airplay on mainstream and pop stations.
Here are some facts about the success in the us
The song peaked at # 45 on the hot 100, but spent 28 weeks on that chart
It holds the record for the song with the most spending weeks at # 1 on the alternative songs chart in the us
Over the last months the song was added to playlists of several pop stations, as a result the song reached both RADIO SONGS and POP SONGS
according to nielsen soundscan the single was sold about 1,8 million copies in the us, making it a platinum certified single
those numbers make me rather happy, as i have been a strong supporter of this band over the years and saddened by the fact, that the band did not get the success they deserved
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i love this song too, i am a fan of this band, since i saw them 6 years ago on mtv performing STARLIGHT
madness performed very well on american charts, it peaked at # 60 but spent 16 weeks there !
it has sold over 500,000 copies in the us alone, which is not bad for a british alternative band, which doesn’t get significant airplay on mainstream radio