Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Bruce Springsteen Enters Charts at Number 1 with “High Hopes”


Yo! Bruce Springsteen is back and on top of the charts. His “High Hopes” is numero with 102k copies sold including one I bought today physically on CD at the Culver City Target. Let me tell you, this album sounds fantastic on a good car stereo.

The song choices are just fine, and the band and Bruce are kickin’. Tom Morello guest stars on some of the tracks. After 40 years, Bruce can put out anything out he wants. He’s got nothing to prove. I think “High Hopes” will actually be one of his biggest sellers.

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings come in at number 22 with 12,105 copies. That’s pretty good considering there’s a smallish effort behind it at best. Sharon may be benefiting from her appearance in “Wolf of Wall Street” singing “Goldfinger.”

Also,Roseanne Cash has a new album out. And for some reason the soundtrack to “Pitch Perfect” is back on the charts. Britney Spears’ “Britney Jean” sold 5,300 copies as it exits the chart at number 48.

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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