Sunday, May 26, 2024

Boom! 7 of Top 10 iTunes Songs Come from Biden Inauguration TV Show, Albums Take Spots in Top 10, Too


Last night’s 90 minute Biden Inauguration show was a hit for all its performers, and the songs they sang.

The show, which aired on every network except Fox News and its local affiliates, sent 20 records into the iTunes top 100 chart.

Justin Timberlake and Ant Clemon’s “Better Days” is number 1. “Undivided” by Tim McGraw and Ty Hubbard is number 2.

The big news is that “You Get What You Give” by New Radicals, first a hit in 1998, is number 4. It’s not the only older song to hit the chart. “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers, sung by Demi Lovato, is in the top 10. So Katy Perry’s “Firework” and Foo Fighters’ “Times Like These.”

The show was a boon to performers’ catalogs!

Elsewhere in the top 100, the Beatles’ “Here Comes the Sun” has popped up because of the terrific performance of the song by Jon Bon Jovi. Bruce Springsteen’s “Land of Hope and Dreams” is also in the top 50.

John Legend’s amazing rendition of “Feeling Good” by Nina Simone has sent the original into TWO spots. The funny thing is, that song has been in a commercial or two this year, but Legend’s version did the trick. John Legend should really release an album of all the covers he’s one. That one, last night, was phenomenal.

The show also propelled a bunch of associated albums into the iTunes Top 200 albums. The Black Pumas have two albums in the top 3, followed by New Radicals, and Foo Fighters.

 Here are some highlights:

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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