Kenny Rogers Debuts 12 Songs on LyricFind U.S. Chart Following Death

Kenny Rogers
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Kenny Rogers attends The RP Foundation Fighting Blindness Humanitarian Awards Dinner on April 19, 1988 at the Waldorf Hotel in New York City.

"Islands in the Stream," with Dolly Parton, is his highest-ranking song.

Following the death of Kenny Rogers on March 20, the legend's music swarms Billboard's LyricFind Global and LyricFind U.S. charts dated March 28.

Leading the way, "Islands in the Stream," with Dolly Parton, debuts at Nos. 2 and 4, respectively.

The LyricFind Global and LyricFind U.S. charts rank the fastest-momentum-gaining tracks in lyric-search queries and usages globally and in the U.S., respectively, provided by LyricFind. The Global chart includes queries from all countries, including the U.S. The company is the world's leader in licensed lyrics, with data provided by more than 5,000 publishers and utilized by more than 100 services, including Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Microsoft, SoundHound and iHeartRadio. The latest tracking week ended March 22.

In all, interest in Rogers' lyrics surged 8,457% following his death, according to LyricFind.

"Islands in the Stream" spiked by 1,048% in lyrics searches and usages, while Rogers' song with The First Edition, "Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In)," which debuts one spot below at No. 5 on LyricFind U.S., jumped 13,700%. The former ruled the Billboard Hot 100 for two weeks in 1983, while the latter, Rogers' first appearance on the Hot 100, hit No. 5 in 1968.

Overall, 12 songs with Rogers reach LyricFind U.S., while nine dot LyricFind Global.

Rogers died March 20 in Georgia while under hospice care at age 81. His final concert was held in 2018, following a lengthy farewell tour.


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