Differentology is #9 on the US iTunes World Music Chart

Socapro

Repect Our Soca Pioneers
Yeah we will support but is it going to be categorised as Soca if it gets to number one?
It is not really soca in the traditional sense unless we are talking about the wicked jouvert roadmix!

Maybe they will describe it as Island Pop, who knows?

Ah wonder what is Bunji describing it as?

Somebody needs to interview Bunji about this song quick so we will know what to describe it as if it gets to number one!
 
Biggup bunji on the achievement but.... Trinidad has its own iTunes chart... That's not in the united states... It's the charts from Trinidad... In the united states bunji song not even in the top 1000... Big tune by the way
 

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Yeah we will support but is it going to be categorised as Soca if it gets to number one?
It is not really soca in the traditional sense unless we are talking about the wicked jouvert roadmix!

Maybe they will describe it as Island Pop, who knows?

Ah wonder what is Bunji describing it as?

Somebody needs to interview Bunji about this song quick so we will know what to describe it as if it gets to number one!
Dude that road mix is crap!!! What is wrong with u
 

Socapro

Repect Our Soca Pioneers
Dude that road mix is crap!!! What is wrong with u
Dude, everyone is entitled to their own opinion and music is a subjective thing.

I love the jouvert roadmix and you don't and that's cool with me but if you can't live with what I like and it bothers you so much then I suggest you go hang yourself! :good:
 

Seawall

Registered User
Dude, everyone is entitled to their own opinion and music is a subjective thing.

I love the jouvert roadmix and you don't and that's cool with me but if you can't live with that I like and it bothers you so much then I suggest you go hang yourself! :good:

:rofl:
 

4mydawgz

Registered User
Yeah we will support but is it going to be categorised as Soca if it gets to number one?
It is not really soca in the traditional sense unless we are talking about the wicked jouvert roadmix!

Maybe they will describe it as Island Pop, who knows?

Ah wonder what is Bunji describing it as?

Somebody needs to interview Bunji about this song quick so we will know what to describe it as if it gets to number one!
to categorize it will do it an injustice. let the song be what it is.
 

Socapro

Repect Our Soca Pioneers
to categorize it will do it an injustice. let the song be what it is.
If that's the case then some people should NOT be claiming its a soca track then.
As I said before until we interview Bunji on his opinion we can't be sure how to categorise this song and if it will be classed as a soca track if it goes all the way to the top.
At any rate we are counting chickens before they hatch.
 

4mydawgz

Registered User
If that's the case then some people should NOT be claiming its a soca track then.
As I said before until we interview Bunji on his opinion we can't be sure how to categorise this song and if it will be classed as a soca track if it goes all the way to the top.
At any rate we are counting chickens before they hatch.
We only recognize it as a Soca track because it was done by a Soca artist. But the song sounds nothing like Soca. So if it's accepted by both Soca fans and Pop fans, just let it be. People said Kevin Lyttle sold out due to his sound. Even KMC said he was done with Soca, and went pop. So if Bunji can pull off balancing on the edge of both, more power to him.
 

Stax

Registered User
This is how bad you guys want it. It is a good song with a nice melody, just the same as other songs in here.

Bunji corrects iTunes listing
Published:
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Zahra Gordon

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Bunji Garlin, No 2 in Trinidad, not world.
The song Differentology by Ian “Bunji Garlin” Alvarez is not the second most downloaded song on iTunes internationally, as many were led to believe on Tuesday by posts on social media Web sites and mainstream media. A photo of the iTunes Top Singles chart showing Differentology as the number two most popular download appeared on Twitter.

The chart also included Rihanna’s Diamonds and Maroon 5’s One More Night, leading many to believe these were international statistics. Bunji’s publicists were among those who misunderstood the figures and put out a release on Monday claiming his tune was No 2 in the world.

Consumers use iTunes, an electronic music service created by Apple, to download music, movies and e-books. It uses geolocation software that reads Internet Protocol (IP) addresses on computers and a Global Positioning System (GPS) on smartphones to provide data on where users are. The chart accessed by users in T&T is compiled in this way from statistics on local downloads, not the entire world.


Words of congratulations for being “number two in the world” poured in for Alvarez on Tuesday, however. In a telephone interview with the T&T Guardian Alvarez said he was correcting people on Twitter. In one such tweet, responding to a local media house, Alvarez said: “We figured it out. iTunes sees your IP address and gives you the tops in your country and region. That way visitors know the songs.”

T&T Guardian technology columnist Mark Lyndersay when contacted said that confusion with the top singles chart was common because of the way Apple had historically been forced to do business. He added: “Apple has online stores for every country it does business with and the content of each store is slightly different depending on what publishers allow.

“But while each store benefits from the technology of all the other stores, it’s effectively a stand-alone entity to the customer who logs into a single zoned store.” Since word spread of Differentology’s success, iTune users will now see that the song has moved to number one on the chart.

On another electronic music Web site, TrinidadTunes.com, Differentology is number eight on the week’s top songs chart. Meanwhile, on the video-sharing Web site YouTube.com, Differentology has garnered more than 113,000 plays. Jarrod Sarai, executive producer of Differentology, said statistics for the number of times Differentology has been downloaded on iTunes will not be available until March.

“They do a payout every quarter, so we wouldn’t know. We won’t see all that data until about March, since the song only went up like last week,” he said. Alvarez said although the number of downloads was encouraging, the “emotional responses trumped all monetary gain.” He also said locally there was a misunderstanding of what attaining international success really meant.

He added: “What is considered international? A lot of us have the concept that when you see the music on MTV and BET, then it is international. But what we do is international anyway. “We get muffled into this smoke because we not seeing it on certain media streams. “We just came back from Germany Carnival and the streets were rammed out and soca was the order of the day.”
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