Runtown’s ‘Mad Over You’ is most played song in Nigerian for 9 weeks running and its amazing. Just this morning we put up an article here on steadygettingit.com titled ‘4 New Nigerian Songs To Say I Love You‘. If you have not read it, I suggest you take time out to check it out, then come back to continue reading this.
The article discusses four songs by four different Nigerian artists. Songs anyone can share with someone special to make a point. There is a survey at the end of the article to get your feedback on which of the songs you like the most.
I am glad we did that. Why? when the song dropped in 2016, I told some folks that it would go on to be the number song in Nigeria all through the first quarter of 2017.
A few doubted but many agreed. Our little survey adds more momentum to the believe that Runtown has the number song of 2017 even though it was released in 2016. As in, if this song does not win an award this year, we would probably shut down operations.
Since its release, its been radio play, downloads, TV air plays all over the country. To the point where a lot of music fans perceive Runtown’s ‘Mad Over You’ as the song that checked Tekno’s ‘Diana’ or the song that almost got fans wondering if it would ever be replaced on number one spot for a long time, ‘Pana’.
A number of artists have released songs within the period ‘Pana’ was national anthem but no other song broke out as strong as Runtown’s ‘Mad Over You’ since ‘Pana’.
That said, in the article titled ‘4 New Nigerian Songs To Say I Love You‘ we asked which song was favorite and the response as seen below in less than 12 hours indicated that a lot of people still see Runtown’s ‘Mad Over You’ as a number one song with about 52.38% of respondents saying they liked the song the most.
Playdatacharts points out that the song has been the most played song in Nigeria for 6 weeks running as at the first week of February, 2017.
2 weeks more and 9 weeks on, Mad Over You is still the most played song in Nigeria. See Playdatacharts‘s latest chart below.
Africancharts, is a music intelligence company with focus on providing music analytics, statistics and insights on the African music industry.
Runtown is also on top this week on Africancharts‘s Top 50 Songs out of Nigeria based on popularity, factoring in TV and radio plays, records sales (both digital and physical), streams, track (song) and video downloads from top Nigerian entertainment websites, media appearances, as well as YouTube and Dailymotion views.
Earlier this year the musician was also featured on Billboard’s Twitter Top Tracks chart along side Wizkid; who was on his second appearance on the chart. Tekno had appeared earlier on Billboard’s list as one of the ten hiphop/R&B artists to watch in 2017.
However, this is Runtown’s moment and he is definitely having a good run. If he continues like this, its no doubt he would continue to be relevant in the industry for many years to come. We are already seeing a continuation of the run with his latest feature on Sarkodie’s ‘Pain Killer’.