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Entertainment Streams of The Cars Songs Rise 643% Following Ric Ocasek's Death

20:51  21 september  2019
20:51  21 september  2019 Source:   billboard.com

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Following the death of The Cars ’ frontman Ric Ocasek ’ s death on Sept. 15, on-demand streams of his band’s songs vaulted 643 % in the U.S., according to 15, the day of Ocasek ’ s passing, then to 8.7 million on Sept. 16, as news spread widely about his death . Fans continued to streams the act’s

Ric Ocasek — the singer, songwriter, and producer behind legendary New Wave act The Cars The two famously met while filming the video for The Cars ' hit song "Drive." The New York City medical "Devastated to hear of the passing on [of] this man, Ric Ocasek . It has brightened my spirit to see

Following the death of The Cars’ frontman Ric Ocasek’s death on Sept. 15, on-demand streams of his band’s songs vaulted 643% in the U.S., according to initial reports to Nielsen Music.

a person standing on a stage: Ric Ocasek of The Cars © Kevin Kane/Getty Images For The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ric Ocasek of The Cars

The Cars’ songs were streamed 11.2 million times on Sept. 15 and 16, up from 1.5 million on Sept. 13 and 14 -- a gain of 643%.

On Sept. 13, the group’s collected tunes were streamed 787,000 times. Then on Sept. 14, the sum was 720,000. That number vaulted to 2.5 million Sept. 15, the day of Ocasek’s passing, then to 8.7 million on Sept. 16, as news spread widely about his death. Fans continued to streams the act’s music in high volume in the continuing days: on Sept. 17 they net 4.5 million clicks, and on Sept. 18 the sum totaled 2.9 million.

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Richard Theodore Otcasek (March 23, 1944 – September 15, 2019), known as Ric Ocasek (/oʊˈkæsɛk/), was an American singer, songwriter, musician, record producer and painter.

Ric Ocasek , lead singer for The Cars , found dead at 75; cause of death determined. New York police have confirmed to USA TODAY that Ric Ocasek The Cars split up in the late '80 s , then reunited in 2011 with much fanfare, after Ocasek found himself with a new batch of songs and a sense that they

In total, for Sept. 15-18, The Cars’ songs tallied more than 18.6 million on-demand streams. The band’s top five most streamed songs in that time period: “Drive” (1.9 million), “Just What I Needed” (1.7 million), “Magic” (1.1 million), “Good Times Roll” (1.1 million) and “My Best Friend’s Girl” (1 million).

It’s expected the band’s catalog of songs and albums will impact various Billboard charts dated Sept. 28, reflecting the sales and streaming tracking week of Sept. 13-19.

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