"I Wanna Make You Close Your Eyes" will make its official chart debut this week at #46, which I know seems disappointing after "Sideways" rocked the charts its first week (debuting at #38).
However, I am not distraught at this news, for a couple of reasons. First, IWMYCYE actually is charting the week before it went for adds. Since it just went for adds officially on Monday, the official chart impact date would have been next week. So, a debut of #46 based on early adds alone is fairly impressive. Second, ballads and slow songs tend to be more of a "slow burn" up the charts (no pun intended)... and ballads in the Summer take a bit more time to get going because everybody still wants their party songs (which is why "Sideways" is still in the top 5 on many stations). Third, unless your name is Brad or George, your ballad will take a bit longer. Haha. Ahem.
Seriously, though, #46 is a GREAT starting point for us, and I know getting IWMYCYE to #1 will be a lot of fun for us. So call/email your radio stations. Get on Yes.com. Promote the song any way you can think of. Our Prez is becoming more and more of a household name ... it's only a matter of time before we're hearing this song all the time!
~ Carrie S. (DBC Rep/Chart Reporter - NC)