Is Mike Posner’s “I Took a Pill in Ibiza” on the Road to Become a 2016 Hit?


Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

You may not hear his name echoed as much as it was circa 2010, but Mike Posner has definitely had a great 2015. Totally reinventing his sound, Posner put out one hell of an EP with The Truth, he traveled across the country with his impromptu “Ninja Shows”, and he even received a Grammy nomination for his writing on Maroon 5’s ‘Sugar’, as record that Posner originally wrote for himself.

And although Posner’s comeback single, ‘I Took a Pill in Ibiza’, was released back in April of this year and some may have believed the shelf life for radio spins had since expired, it looks like the track is finally receiving the commercial success that it deserves. This past week (December 13-19), Posner’s ‘I Took a Pill in Ibiza’ finally crossed over into pop’s Top 100 most played songs of the week, ranking at #70.

While the record’s new success on pop radio is unexpected, it really shouldn’t be. Posner’s breakout single, ‘Cooler Than Me’ became the song of the summer in 2010, although it originally released with rapper Big Sean on Posner’s A Matter of Time mixtape in March of 2009, a year before taking over the pop airwaves. If ‘Pill’s’ current trend continues, working its way up week-by-week from its current spot on the charts, the single could definitely dominate 2016 similar to ‘Cooler Than Me’s’ commercial success over 5 years ago.

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