Miley Cyrus Wrecking Ball Knocks Katy Perry Roar Off Top Spot Thanks to iTunes
If you haven’t figured it out by now, iTunes is not perfect. They suffer from errant idiocy like any other organisation out to make money from punters who want the most recent hits to download. As pointed out in headlineplanet.com, iTunes suffers from “glitches and oddities” that can eradicate some songs from existence. And it happened with Katy Perry’s Roar. Thanks to an iTunes “glitch” Katy Perry’s number one download disappeared and Miley Cyrus’ Wrecking Ball blew into the number one spot.
About the time that Miley dropped her newest single, Wrecking Ball on Saturday night, iTunes took the opportunity to take off the single version of Perry’s Roar, which was eating up the charts and was highly visible to those who wanted to purchase and download the single.
In their infinite wisdom, iTunes replaced the single version with the album version. This was clearly meant to drum up business for any Prism pre-orders. But customers who wanted the single version to synchronize with the rest of the tracks on the Prism album were left hanging.
The other effect of replacing the single version with the album version was that the song lost its number one rating in the chart.
Update : Katy Perry back in the number one slot