It is not a new song, but Andra Day’s “Rise Up” continues to resonate. When the song receives any sort of showcase, it consistently responds with a gain on the US iTunes sales chart.
Friday, its sales growth came following an appearance on NBC’s TODAY Show. The song is up to #5 on the all-genre iTunes listing as of press time at 1:25PM ET.
“Rise Up” has enjoyed a big presence on the NBC program this year. Earlier this year, it scored an emotional “heroes and heartwarmers” segment. It entered the Top 5 on iTunes following that exposure as well.
Featured on the 2015 album “Cheers to the Fall,” “Rise Up” never became a major Billboard chart hit – and actually does not even have a Wikipedia page. It nonetheless boasts undeniable resonance (and recognition) – and is a frequent choice for vocal auditions and TV montages.
The frequent iTunes surges confirm that singers and music directors are right to so frequently feature the song.
— Andra Day’s “Make Your Troubles Go Away” is also rising following the remote TODAY Show appearance. It is #25 on the chart as of press time.