Thad Cockrell’s “Swingin'” Reaches #1 On US iTunes Sales Chart Following “Fallon” Performance, TODAY Show Feature

“Swingin'” reaches #1 on the all-genre chart.

THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON -- Episode 1395A -- Pictured: The Roots perform with musical guest Thad Cockrell (on screen) on January 26, 2021 -- (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky/NBC)

Tuesday night, Thad Cockrell performed his song “Swingin'” on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” Thursday morning, NBC’s TODAY Show interviewed Cockrell to discuss his story and the high-profile opportunity.

On the heels of the features, “Swingin'” has soared up the US iTunes song sales chart.

“Swingin'” reached #1 on the listing Thursday morning, and it remains in the pinnacle position as of 10:30AM ET. “Swingin'” seized the throne from Olivia Rodrigo’s smash “drivers license.” The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” (#3), Morgan Wallen’s “Wasted On You” (#4), and Ed Sheeran’s “Afterglow” (#5) complete the Top 5.

Cockrell’s album “If In Case You Feel The Same” is also faring well on the heels of the exposure; it is currently #2 on the all-genre US iTunes album sales chart.

A video of the “Fallon” performance follows. The TODAY Show interview, which reveals that Cockrell nearly quit before receiving the “Tonight Show” opportunity, is also embedded.

Written by Brian Cantor

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