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.”