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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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Ric Ocasek of The Cars performs 33rd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at Public Auditorium on April 14, 2018 in Cleveland, Ohio. 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

The Cars ’ Ric Ocasek : 17 Essential Songs . From “Just What I Needed” to “Magic,” “Drive,” and more, we look back at some of the great pop-rock The Cars were the New Wave band with the purest Top 40 heart, thanks to Ric Ocasek ’ s vision of combining moody, post-punk alienation with glossy hooks

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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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.

The Cars ' Ric Ocasek talks solo career (1983) 01:14. A demo tape of one of the band's first songs , "Just What I Needed," was so popular on two As news of Ocasek ' s death spread, several musicians and other celebrities posted tributes to the fallen rocker. Musician Billy Idol said in a tweet he was

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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