Taylor John Williams’ “Mad World” Soars on iTunes Following “The Voice” (Updated)

Update: By 4:30PM ET Wednesday, Taylor John Williams’ rendition of “Mad World” was up to #26 on the iTunes all-genre single sales chart.

Ricky Manning’s “Wrecking Ball,” the other hot seller from Tuesday’s edition of the NBC series, was up to #53.


Less than five hours have passed since Tuesday’s Knockout Round edition of “The Voice” exited the East Coast airwaves, and two of the night’s performances are already in the top 100 on iTunes’ all-genre single sales chart.

One song, in fact, is already in the Top 50.

Taylor John Williams’ “Mad World,” that track, is currently #43 on the chart. An impressively rapid seller, It stands a legitimate chance of working into the Top 25 by mid-day Wednesday.

Ricky Manning’s take on “Wrecking Ball” is also making waves on the sales chart. As of press time, it was positioned at #74 on the sales chart.

Jessie Pitts’ “Your Song,” the top seller from Monday’s edition of “The Voice,” also appears in the iTunes Top 100. It is currently #91.

Written by Brian Cantor

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