Though its arrival was rumored for weeks, Britney Spears sent fans into a frenzy Thursday (May 28) when she formally announced that she would release ‘Mood Ring (By Demand),’ to global streaming services – a bonus track from her 2016 album, ‘Glory.’
Previously limited to Japan only, the tune – made widely available to digital and streaming platforms Friday (May 29) – was met with thunderous ovation from the singer’s dedicated fan base (affectionately called the #BritneyArmy).
Holding tight to even the slightest hint of “new music,” the song has already topped iTunes USA merely hours after its release – ousting previous frontrunner, Lady Gaga and Ariana Grande‘s ‘Rain On Me,’ in the process.
Aided by no shortage of fan campaigns, namely the #JusticeForGlory effort on social media, ‘Mood Ring (By Demand)’ shot to the top of real-time iTunes moments ago.
Real-Time iTunes Chart (All Genres)
The song’s ascension mirrors that of its parent album, ‘Glory,’ which dominated the sales tally earlier this month (as we reported here). Hopefully the hoopla serves notice to Miss Spears that music lovers aren’t quite ready for her to retire yet.