Monday, June 24, 2024

Doris Day’s Death Sends “Que Sera Sera” and Two Greatest Hits Albums onto the iTunes Charts


Doris Day ruled the charts long before I was born. She had hit after hit from the late 40s through the 1950s.

Now that she’s passed away at age 97, Doris is back on the charts at least for a few days.

On the iTunes singles chart, “Que Sera Sera” is at number 68.

On the iTunes album chart, Doris has placed greatest hits albums at numbers 36 and 81.

It’s a nice tribute to her even if it’s just a few thousand copies.

As for streaming, who knows? Most of Doris’s fans may not know about Spotify. But I’ll bet there are a few.

BTW, Doris’s catalogue of hits is much bigger than just “Que Sera Sera.” Give them all a listen. That dreamy-creamy voice holds up better than ever these days. Taylor Swift et al, should be so lucky!


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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