How do you get a hit single? Just perform it on the Academy Awards. “Glory” by Common and John Legend is now number 2 on iTunes and number 3 on amazon.com. The “Selma” soundtrack has also bumped up on both charts. Common and John Legend are still “thinking” about an album collaboration, but really– what’s to think about? Get into the studio, and then book the tour. The success of “Glory,” a great record, could help “Selma,” too.
But the Oscars didn’t help anyone else. Neither Lady Gaga nor “The Sound of Music” saw any spikes. And “Lost Stars” as performed by Adam Levine with Maroon 5 didn’t go anywhere. You can’t have everything!