Monday, May 27, 2024

Oscars Puts Common-John Legend Song “Glory” at the Top of the Pops


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 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!

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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