Thursday, June 20, 2024

Lady Gaga, Queen Conquer the iTunes Charts After Oscar Performances Score with the Audience


The Oscars have been a boon to those who performed on the show.

Lady Gaga has three of the top 5 singles on the iTunes chart from “A Star is Born.” “Shallow” is number 1. Even her song “One Million Reasons” is in the top 20.

The soundtrack album to “A Star is Born” is back at number 1 as well. another version is number 5.

Two of Bradley Cooper’s songs from the movie are hits, too.

In between Queen is the filling for a Gaga sandwich. The soundtrack to “Bohemian Rhapsody” is number 2. Spots three and four are Queen greatest hits albums. “A Night at the Opera” is number 49.

Queen also has 13 singles on the iTunes top 100. “Bohemian Rhapsody” is number 7. You’d think Brian May could have been nicer when I ran into him later. Even his wife couldn’t figure out what was bugging him.

Meanwhile Ludwig Göransson’s Oscar winning score to “Black Panther” is at number 50 on iTunes. But the nominated Kendrick Lamar song “All the Stars” is nowhere to be seen. Lamar declined to perform on the show. He has a Pulitzer Prize! Isn’t that enough?

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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