People stream Ed Sheeran’s new records, shocker
By Chris Cooke | Published on Monday 9 January 2017
So, everyone’s been streaming Ed Sheeran’s new tracks this weekend haven’t they? Everyone. Every single person. Well, not me. But then again, I’m a maverick. Mr Maverick they call me.
In fact, my Aunt Marge knitted me a jumper for Christmas with the word Maveri written right across the chest. She underestimated how wide the jumper needed to be. But of course it was mean to said ‘maverick’. Because that’s what I am, see.
That’s why I couldn’t give two flying fucks that Edward Sheeran’s back with two new songs that “show two different sides” to his music. That’s a flying fuck not given for each of the new songs, by the way. Equalling a total of no flying fucks given. But there I go again, being the maverick.
Meanwhile, everyone else in the world has been busy streaming Sheeran’s new songs ‘Shape Of You’ and ‘Castle On The Hill’. So much so he’s only gone and bloody well broken Spotify’s ‘most played in the first 24 hours of release’ record TWICE.
‘Shape Of You’ scored 6,868,642 plays on day one while ‘Castle On The Hill’ got 6,168,395 virtual spins, smashing the previous ‘day one’ record held by One Direction, as if Spotify had somehow got more users now than before and Sheeran was somehow at the right stage in his career to be an act of particular interest to the streaming music generation.
So well done everybody. Especially my Aunt Marge. That was champion knitting, I can tell you.