Thursday, July 25, 2024

Frank Sinatra Hits Number 3 on Charts, As Amazon Gives Away His Hits


Frank Sinatra hit number 3 this week on the charts. Really? Yes, really. A Warner/Reprise collection from 2008 called “Nothing But the Best” sold over 41,000 copies last week and finished just behind a pop hits collection and rapper Rick Ross. Why? sold the CD for 99 cents, that’s why. They basically gave away the Chairman’s music for free. I don’t know if Warner/Reprise approved of this. There’s a school of thought now that giving away music is good because it will stimulate concert ticket sales. But that’s certainly not going to happen in this case. Since the boost, “Nothing But the Best” is back at $10.99. It contains 22 Sinatra hits from the Reprise catalog, all remastered. I have the original Reprise hits package and still sounds fine to me.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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