Thursday, March 17, 2011

STEVIE NICKS SONG FINDS NEW GENERATION...

THE "LANDSLIDE" EFFECT

GLEE's version of Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide" is all over the place on various itunes charts in multiple countries.  The Stevie Nicks song which originally appeared on the 1975 Fleetwood Mac album titled "Fleetwood Mac" was never a single back in the day in it's original form, but since 1975 it was a hit for Fleetwood Mac as a live cut in 1997/98 from their live album "The Dance" and The Dixie Chicks made it a monster hit in 2002 (which is actually the version that Glee is covering here).  It's the little song that just goes on and on.  In my mind it doesn't matter who sings it... It's a beautiful contemplative song!

Like I said, Fleetwood Mac's original 1975 version of "Landslide" was never released as a single. The group pulled three top 20 hits from its smash Fleetwood Mac album and then moved on to Rumours, which quickly became one of the best-selling albums of all time. (The group finally released a live version of "Landslide" from The Dance in 1998.) Fleetwood Mac's "Landslide" has sold 849K digital copies (and returns to Hot Digital Songs this week at #175). Dixie Chicks' 2002 cover version reached #7 on the Hot 100. It has sold 620K digital copies (and also returns to Hot Digital Songs this week at #114).

BILLBOARD MAGAZINE
Glee's version of Landslide will enter the Billboard Magazine Top 100 this week at #23 making it the charts Hot Shot Debut.  The casts version of the song sold 115,000 downloads in it's first week of availability.  It also increased sales for The Dixie Chicks version for the week moving 17,000 copies of their version up 897%.  Fleetwood Mac's original 1975 version moved 11,000 copies up 252% and The Smashing Pumpkins cover moved 1,000 up 151%.  Impressive!

The itunes charts are LIVE so these numbers are changing all the time, but as of right now, this is where things stand... 

SONG CHARTS - USA
#68 itunes Top 100 Songs - Landslide Glee Single
#57 itunes Top 100 Pop Songs - Landslide Glee Single
#7 itunes Top 100 Country Songs - Landslide Glee Cast Single Version
#60 itunes Top 100 Country Songs - Landslide Dixie Chicks version from the Album Home.

ALBUM CHARTS - USA
#4 itunes Top 100 Albums Chart - Glee The Music, Vol. 5 - Landslide version included
#2 itunes Top 100 Pop Albums Chart - Glee The Music, Vol. 5 - Landslide version included

ALBUM CHARTS - AUSTRALIA
#1 - itunes Top 100 Pop Albums Chart - Glee The Music, Vol.5 - Landslide version included
#1 - iunes Top 100 Albums Chart - Glee The Music, Vol.5 - Landslide version included

ALBUM CHARTS - CANADA
#1 - itunes Top 100 Pop Albums Chart - Glee The Music, Vol.5 - Landslide version included
#4 - itunes Top 100 Albums Chart - Glee The Music, Vol.5 - Landslide version included

ALBUM CHARTS - NEW ZEALAND
#1 - itunes Top 100 Pop Albums Chart - Glee The Music, Vol.5 - Landslide version included
#1 - itunes Top 100 Albums Chart - Glee The Music, Vol.5 - Landslide version included

FLEETWOOD MAC

ALBUM CHARTS - USA
#83 itunes Top 100 Pop Albums Chart - Fleetwood Mac "Fleetwood Mac" 1975 album
#20 itunes Top 100 Rock Albums Chart - Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" 1977 Album

ALBUM CHARTS - CANADA
#4 itunes Top 100 Rock Albums Chart - Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" 1977 Album
#32 itunes Top 100 Albums Chart - Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" 1977 Album

SONG CHARTS - UK
#9 itunes Top 100 Rock Songs - The Chain by Fleetwood Mac
#91 itunes Top 100 Songs - The Chain by Fleetwood Mac

SONG CHARTS - AUSTRALIA
#18 itunes Top 100 Rock Songs - Landslide by Fleetwood Mac

ALBUM CHARTS - AUSTRALIA
#10 itunes Top 100 Rock Albums Chart - Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" 1977 Album
#76 itunes Top 100 Albums Chart - Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" 1977 Album
#61 itunes Top 100 Albums Chart - Fleetwood Mac "The Very Best Of" 2009 Album

ALBUM CHARTS - SPAIN
#55 itunes Top 100 Albums Chart - Fleetwood Mac "Rumours" 1977 Album

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