Soundgarden, Audioslave Songs Rise On iTunes Sales Chart Following Chris Cornell’s Death

“Black Hole Sun” enters the Top 10; “Like A Stone” reaches the Top 15.

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Thursday morning, the music community was gutted with the news that Chris Cornell died. He was 52.

As news of his passing spread, music fans reacquainted themselves — or acquainted themselves — with his music. Key songs by Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple Of The Dog, three bands he fronted, soared up the US iTunes sales chart.

Soundgarden’s classic “Black Hole Sun” is #6 on the chart as of 12:40PM ET.

Audioslave’s “Like A Stone” (#13), Soundgarden’s “Fell On Black Days” (#18), Soundgarden’s “Spoonman” (#22), Temple Of The Dog’s “Hunger Strike” (#29), Soundgarden’s “Outshined” (#37), Audioslave’s “I Am The Highway” (#41), Temple Of The Dog’s “Say Hello 2 Heaven” (#43), and Audioslave’s “Show Me How To Live” (#48) also hold Top 50 positions.

Cornell’s music is also resonating with album buyers; the 20th Anniversary edition of Soundgarden’s “Superunknown” is currently #1 on the album chart.

Written by Brian Cantor

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