"Gimme More" is getting ready to hit iTunes, and is expected to do very well. According to The New York Post, "industry experts expect it to climb fast when the digital version comes out Oct. 2." Billboard's Silvio Pietroluongo says the single is expected to debut in the top 20: "I guarantee you, when the song comes out on iTunes, it will probably make it into the top 20. It's also getting more and more radio play. All of her other songs have debuted in the lower half of the chart. Without a digital single, you can't debut much higher than she did." Keep requesting "Gimme More" at your local radio stations. Below are the current statistics according to Billboard for Britney's first single "Gimme More:"
The Billboard Hot 100: #85
Pop 100 Airplay: #25
Top 40 Mainstream: #25
Pop 100: #41
Hot 100 Airplay: #61
Canadian Hot 100: #53
Access Hollywood: The single has been the number 1, most added single for two weeks in a row on American radio stations. It has also been the greatest gainer at Top 40 radio for the two weeks it has been on the airwaves.
According to a release from Spears’ label Jive Records, “Gimme More,” has become the second highest Top 40 chart debut in the singer’s entire career. Over 90 Top 40 stations have the song at their #25 slot.