Everly Brothers' Song Sales Up 696%
Posted by Joseph Lee on 01.09.2014
After the death of Phil Everly...
Billboard reports that after the death of Phil Everly, one half of The Everly Brothers, the duo's songs sales have increased by 696%. Everly passed away on January 3 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease at the age of 74.
Their catalog of albums had a 455% gain for the week, up to 5,000 sold. The biggest seller was the 25-song set The Very Best of the Everly Brothers, which sold 2,000 copies. It is now #8 on the Country Catalog Albums chart. The top selling song was "All I Have To Do Is Dream", which sold 4,000 downloads (up 490% from less than 1,000 last week). 18,000 songs were purchased this past week.
"Dream" was one of four #1 songs in the Hot Country Songs chart, getting #1 in 1958 They also had 31 singles on the Billboard Hot 100, including 12 top ten songs. They got to #1 with "Cathy's Clown" in 1960, which stayed on top for five weeks. Billboard ranked them as the 66th biggest act in the 55 years of the Hot 100. They are the third biggest duo ever behind Daryl Hall & John Oates, and the Carpenters.