It records 10th place to the Release Date in Oricon Daily Chart and caused an unusual chart action as a rookie.
But if he’d had his way, he might have had three songs in contention.
When Stevens announced this week that he was issuing a new single, “Tonya Harding,” almost simultaneous with the release of the film “I, Tonya,” plenty of fans figured the song was partnered with the movie.
Now, less than a year later, subscriber totals show that You Tube still has a long way to go before the public will accept paying a monthly fee for You Tube.
According to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation, You Tube Red had 1.5 million paying subscribers as of late summer, with another 1 million users signed up on a trial basis (and not paying the monthly fee).
Those numbers underscore just how difficult it is to convince millions of people to pay for something they’ve had free access to for over a decade.
They also reflect the interest level in You Tube Music, which launched last November and requires a Red subscription to take full advantage of. You Tube Red has only rolled out in four countries so far — US, Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand — which means the service isn’t available to all of You Tube’s over 1 billion monthly users.
“Tonya Harding (in D major)” drags, much like Harding’s career after the fall.
But “Tonya Harding (in Eb major),” is more of a testament to her indomitability, with a key change and quickened pace that offer more of a testament to her indomitability.
Fans continue to grow worldwide, as this singing voice knows no borders.
Indie-rock hero Sufjan Stevens is effectively running against himself in the Oscars’ best original song category, with two prominently featured and equally respected tunes in “Call Me By Your Name” (“Mystery of Love,” heard mid-film, and “Visions of Gideon,” over the end credits).
You can see the remnant of that approach in a few wry lines — like “Well, she (Nancy Kerrigan) took quite a beating/So you’re not above cheating” and “This world is a bitch, girl/Don’t end up in a ditch, girl.” Mostly, though, the song is filled with loving detail as well as appreciation, whether Stevens is mentioning Harding’s “laces untied” in the 1994 Olympics, “Yamaguchi in red” at the 1991 World Figure Skating Championships, or Harding’s career-making ’91 triple axel.