'Breaking Bad' Boosts the Sales of Badfinger's 'Baby Blue'


'Breaking Bad' Boosts the Sales of Badfinger's 'Baby Blue'


Just hours after the final episode of the AMC hit series aired, the British band's 1972 classic has been downloaded 5,000 times on iTunes.

The popularity of "Breaking Bad" has helped resurrect British band Badfinger. The AMC hit series, whose final episode on Sunday night, September 29 drew more than 10 million viewers, was brought to a close with the band's 1972 classic called "Baby Blue".

Now, the song has risen nearly 3,000% in sales gains. Billboard reported that the song sold 5,000 copies on iTunes just hours after the official episode aired. It then briefly rose into the top 25 on iTunes' top songs list. Streams on online music service Spotify also jumped 9000%.

"Baby Blue" was also used in Martin Scorsese's 2006 film, "The Departed". The song was written by Badfinger's guitarist, Pete Ham, for a woman he met on a tour. It first appeared on Badfinger's 1971 album "Straight Up" before being released as a single in the following year.

Badfinger was formed in Wales in early 1960s. Ham and his bandmates, Mike Gibbins, Tom Evans and Joey Molland, were signed to The Beatles' Apple record label in 1969 and released a total of ten studio albums. The band's major financial struggles prompted Ham to hang himself in 1975, eight years before Evan also committed suicide.

© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Kim Kardashian Hits Back at Haters Over Her Unretouched Bikini Photos
  2. Kim and Kourtney Kardashian Flaunt Beach Bodies in Skimpy Bikinis During Mexican Trip
  3. Kim Kardashian's 'Jealous' of Kourtney's Hot Beach Body
  4. 'Dancing with the Stars' Features Shocking Elimination on 'Boy Bands and Girl Groups' Night
  5. Aaron Hernandez's Male Prison Lover Is Allegedly Revealed, Lawyer Denies Gay Rumor
  6. 'The Voice' Live Top 12 Eliminations: Who Is the First to Get Sent Home?
  7. Sylvester Stallone May Star in More Marvel Films After 'GOTG 2'
  8. Scott Disick Hangs Out With Khloe Kardashian Look-Alike in the Beverly Hills Hotel
  9. Scott Gimple Teases Rick's Death in 'The Walking Dead' Season 8
  10. 'KUWTK': Lisa Rinna's Family to Replace the Kardashians

CELEBS PHOTO