Bush was discovered when barely into her teens, knocking out genius tunes on a piano in her cozy Kent, England, home. Her erudite songs referenced literature by Emily Brontë and James Joyce, leading to knotty and outlandish pop music. But her aching sensuality allowed her strangeness to connect with a mass audience.
In his 2019 e-book Rockonomics, economist Alan Krueger outlines the “bandwagon effect”, which is “a bent for what’s well-liked to turn out to be much more well-liked”. Success begets more success and pre-eminence rises exponentially. Hence streaming creates a virtuous circle for greatest hits albums.
This resulted in a reduction in the variety of singles released in 7-inch format; the commonest three formats were 12-inch single, cassette and CD, or a cassette and two CD versions. The ruling resulted in the Oasis single “Some Might Say” charting twice in one week – at number one with sales from … Read More