Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sales of Elton's Music Up 400% After Idol

The Rocket Man's sales took off like a rocket after last week's Elton John theme week on American Idol. USA Today reports that Elton's best-of album Rocket Man: Number Ones experienced a 400% increase in weekly sales, and the original versions of four of his hits that were performed on the show had huge sales boots as well.

Elton's original version of "Tiny Dancer," performed on the show by Stefano Langone, enjoyed a 217% sales bump, while sales of "Bennie & The Jets," sung by Hayley Reinhart, increased by a whopping 433%. "Your Song," performed by comeback kid Casey Abrams, experienced a 407% sales increase, and "Rocket Man," which was sung by Paul McDonald, saw its sales boosted by 235%.

- ABC News Radio

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