Petty’s song sales surge nearly 6,800 percent
In the days since Tom Petty’s death, fans have turned to the rock star’s music — and, in turn, have greatly spiked sales from his back catalog. Petty’s discography has seen 6,781 percent growth in song sales following his death Monday after going into cardiac arrest a day earlier, according to data analysis company Buzz-Angle Music.
The song fans have turned to the most is 1989’s “Free Fallin,’” followed by “I Won’t Back Down” and “Mary Jane’s Last Dance,” which became a trending topic Monday as people posted lyrics on social media.
In addition, streaming service Pandora reported additions of Petty stations increased by 8,962 percent.