Bruce Springsteen Gets Obama Bump, Song Sales Rise 409%
The President meets the Boss on this week's Billboard charts, thanks to the Democratic National Convention.
After Bruce Springsteen's song "We Take Care Of Our Own" was played at the end of President Obama's speech at the convention on Sept. 6, the song surged with a 409% sales gain. In the week ending Sept. 9, it sold 2,000 downloads -- its best sales week since March.
The President's speech was the finale of the three-day event, and was broadcast across an array of TV networks (including ABC, CBS and NBC) as well as via YouTube and many other streaming sites.
"We Take Care Of Our Own's" parent album, "Wrecking Ball," also sees a sales increase. It rises from No. 199 to No. 112 on the Billboard 200 chart with 3,000 sold (a weekly gain of 37%).
Earlier this year, "Wrecking Ball" became Springsteen's tenth No. 1 album, tying him with Elvis Presley for the third-most No. 1s in the chart's history. Only the Beatles (with 19) and Jay-Z (12) have more.