In USA and Canada 'Roar' has been knocked off #1 by 'Wrecking Ball'; and at this moment I see on billboard 29 countries with 'Roar' at #1, and 10 countries with 'Wrecking Ball' in that position.
In many other countries, 'Roar' is still somewhere high up, mainly in the first 7 or so positions after #1, and where 'Roar' is at #1 it's now often followed by 'Wrecking Ball at #2.
...When the music video 'Roar' came out, many of us who wanted it to be a great success tried to generate a number of views on YouTube which would break the record of hits within the first 24 hours after publication. With something just above 5 Million views, we didn't even get close to that.
Meanwhile, the female artist who created 'Wrecking Ball' promised her fans the revelation of a still unreleased album's track list as a reward they'd get if they successfully help her to achieve a record breaking number of views on YouTube.
The music video 'Wrecking Ball' broke the Vevo record with a hit number of about 19 Million views at the end of the first 24 hours of its accessibility...it was almost four times the views which Katy's video got within that initial time space.
Another aspect which created such a unique success in the number of viewing hits was undoubtedly that the artist of 'Wrecking Ball' was to be seen mainly in the nude almost throughout the video.
A record breaking success of such a dimension on YouTube cannot fail to have an effect on the sales of the single and on the billboard charts.
I wish that 'Roar' had remained at #1 in the USA and in Canada for longer.
Katy is a woman who knows things. She is not a pop singer but a musician and song writer; she is not a 'made' star but a businesswoman who has worked tremendously hard for her success. I love her intelligence and her willpower. And I love her sense of integrity which would always prevent her from going ways journeying on which she would no longer be herself.
Katy has put out into world so many beautiful things for those who want to notice them; and while she well deservedly enjoys her success she will never beg us to be her friends and support her. Neither would she ever think to shoot a video in the nude totally could even, in the long run, further her career.
The reason why 'Roar' suddenly topples from the peak of the US charts and others makes me aware that charts, and #1 hits, and highest viewers' hits, and all those things alike are not always everything.
There are ways Katy wouldn't go to be or remain a #1, even if she could have walked those ways.
And that is one of the many parts of her unique beauty.
I wish for Katy to have so many #1 hits that she can't count them anymore.
But the #1 hits are never the reason why I love and adore her.