Perhaps it’s an indication of needing consolation meals music.
Or possibly it’s simply that the present pop releases aren’t very satisfying. However 20 of the highest 100 iTunes singles this morning are oldies. Sure, individuals are downloading outdated songs.
Certainly, Neil Diamond’s “Candy Caroline” from 1971, is quantity 6. “All people Needs to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears is quantity 9.
Shaggy’s “It Wasn’t Me,” from 2000 is quantity 4.
“California Dreamin’” by the Mamas and the Papas, circa 1965, is quantity 13.
And on and on it goes.
Singles by Carly Simon, Bread, and ABBA are sprinkled by way of the charts. There additionally more moderen oldies from Girl Gaga and Carly Rae Jepsen thrown in there for good measure.
“Stayin’ Alive” from the Bees Gees is on there. So is the Pet Store Boys’s “Let’s Make A number of Cash,” however that is likely to be defined by its use in a present business.
However, Nick Jonas’s new “Superman,” which debuted on “SNL” on Saturday evening, isn’t promoting in any respect. Earlier than the present it was round quantity 30, and that’s the place it’s stayed. Normally a tune like that might get gross sales bounce. However “Spaceman” has remained, oddly, in house.
The identical factor has occurred on the album charts, the place many teams’ biggest hits, closely discounted.
Nobody is probably going extra shocked than the 60s and 70s hit R&B pop group The fifth Dimension. Two of their biggest hits albums are at numbers 6 and seven! That will should do with a wonderful piece on CBS Sunday Morning about Marilyn McCoo and Billy Davis Jr, who’ve a beautiful new album of Beatles songs.