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?