Monday, June 17, 2024

Super Bowl Bounce Sends Coldplay Records Soaring into iTunes Top 20, Despite Online Snarking


Ha ha. I get such a kick out of Twitter snarks. Mashable is one among sites today writing nasty stuff about Coldplay’s performance on the Super Bowl.

Well, Chris Martin and co. are getting the last laugh. The Super Bowl performance has sent three of their single into the iTunes top 10, several more scattered throughout. Also, all of their albums are in resurgence, with the latest hitting number 2 this morning.

I guess no one liked them. LOL. Coldplay got the biggest bounce of all the acts on last’s night show. Nothing has happened for Beyonce since “Formation” isn’t actually available. It may be on Tidal, but her free giveaway didn’t really materialize. (Tidal has trouble fulfilling orders.)

“Uptown Funk,” which Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson performed, is back to number 13. It was number 1 months ago.

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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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