Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Oscar Bonanza: “La La Land” Soundtrack Hits Number 1, Ryan Gosling-Emma Stone “City of Stars” Lands on Singles Charts


It’s a rare day when the soundtrack from a movie is even on the charts. “Saturday Night Fever,” “The Bodyguard,” “Chicago” among the few.

But number 1? That hasn’t happened in a long, long time. Yet here’s the news: “La La Land” is number 1. It’s number 1 on iTunes right now, it’s number 1 on the actual album chart that gets announced this evening for the week ending today.

Plus, “City of Stars,” sung by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, is on the top 100 iTunes songs chart.

“La La Land” soundtrack is also the number 1 selling soundtrack on

And take this news with this addendum: the hit Broadway show “Dear Evan Hansen” will be up for many Tony Awards. The guys who wrote the book and lyrics to that show — Benj Pasek and Justin Paul– wrote the lyrics to the “La La Land” songs. They’re having the biggest year of their lives.

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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