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It looks like Robyn will be “dancing” up the sales charts this week, thanks to the Golden Globe Awards.
The pop singer/songwriter’s “Dancing On My Own” was heard twice during the Sunday evening show, broadcast on NBC. The song soundtracked the two wins for the HBO TV series Girls. The show won a Globe for best TV series – comedy, as well as a trophy for its star and creator, Lena Dunham (best performance by an actress in a TV series – comedy or musical).
Label sources indicate that the song’s daily sales tripled on Sunday from its normal daily average. And, for the tracking week ending Sunday night, Jan. 13, the song sold an estimated 7,000 copies — its best sales frame since May of 2012. That was when the cut was basking in the glow of its first “Girls” usage — in the show’s April 29 episode. In the two weeks that followed the episode, “Dancing” sold 23,000 (week ending May 6) and 9,000 (May 13), according to Nielsen SoundScan.
The “Girls” soundtrack album, which was released last Tuesday (Jan. 8), is on track to bow with around 7,000 on this week’s Billboard 200 chart (so suggest sources). “Dancing On My Own” is the lead cut on the set, which also features selections by fun., Santigold and Grouplove.
Final, official SoundScan sales figures for both “Dancing On My Own” and the “Girls” soundtrack will be released on Wednesday, Jan. 16.
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