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Offline iced

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Why can't "POP" related videos on Youtube reach a million?
« on: April 15, 2017, 04:11:43 AM »
Was "The Joshua Tree" really that important???




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Re: Why can't "POP" related videos on Youtube reach a million?
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2017, 05:04:24 AM »
At the time, I think it (TJT) was THAT important...it was groundbreaking music. To answer the title of this thread, POP has always been underrated, as has been discussed on many threads. Not saying that it can't be discussed some more!

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Re: Why can't "POP" related videos on Youtube reach a million?
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2017, 07:19:06 AM »
The official video for Please has more than 4 million clicks.

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Re: Why can't "POP" related videos on Youtube reach a million?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2017, 09:57:29 AM »
While I absolutely adore Pop, it alienated many fans due to its dancey and electronic sound to it, and at the time U2 was just not as popular. Popmart, especially in America, was misunderstood and under-appreciated. The Joshua Tree, on the other hand, was released at the climax of U2's stardom, where that type of music was wildly popular. There are some Popmart videos that have over 100K views; so while it may not be as popular as TJT, people like you and me still love that era of U2.

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Re: Why can't "POP" related videos on Youtube reach a million?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017, 10:35:56 AM »
Most listeners on YouTube are from the U.S., and Pop wasn't especially popular in the U.S. so nobody is listening to deep-cuts like Wake Up Dead Man.

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Re: Why can't "POP" related videos on Youtube reach a million?
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2017, 11:10:11 AM »
Artistic works that are older than Youtube only get a lot of views when they are hugely famous. This is true for anything, not only POP, an album that is unknown for most people (as well as most U2 albums).