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Disturbed’s “Sound Of Silence” Rockets To #2 On iTunes Sales Chart Following Olympics Feature

Vanessa James and Morgan Ciprès skated to “The Sound Of Silence.”

Disturbed [Travis Shinn | WBR]

When a resonant song receives high-profile television exposure, it often shoots up the US iTunes sales chart.

Disturbed’s triple-platinum version of “The Sound Of Silence” did not break from that trend.

French athletes Vanessa James and Morgan Ciprès performed a free skate routine to the cover during Wednesday’s Winter Olympics coverage.

When the skate aired, “The Sound Of Silence” was below the Top 100 on the all-genre US iTunes sales chart.

It immediately burst into the chart’s upper reaches. As of press time at 1:15AM ET, it was up to #2 on the chart.

Only Drake’s “God’s Plan” is selling at a faster pace.

While numerous songs have received sales boosts following Winter Olympics showcases, none has gone as high as “The Sound Of Silence.”

Written by Brian Cantor

Brian Cantor is the editor-in-chief for Headline Planet. He has been a leading reporter in the music, movie, television and sporting spaces since 2002.

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