Talk Talk Songs Hit LyricFind Global & U.S. Charts Following Mark Hollis' Death

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Simon Brenner, Mark Hollis, Lee Harris and Paul Webb of Talk Talk photographed in 1982.

Fifteen songs by the act reach both the Global & U.S. lists, led by "It's My Life."

An onslaught of songs from Talk Talk's catalog dots LyricFind's Global and U.S. charts dated March 9 following the death of frontman Mark Hollis.

The 25-position LyricFind Global and LyricFind U.S. charts rank the fastest momentum-gaining tracks in lyric search queries globally and in the U.S., respectively, provided by LyricFind. The Global chart includes queries from all countries except 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 3.

In all, 15 Talk Talk songs reach the LyricFind Global chart, led by "It's My Life" at No. 2. According to LyricFind, the track saw a whopping 96,900 percent gain in global lyric searches and usages. It stands as Talk Talk's biggest Billboard Hot 100 hit, peaking at No. 31 in May 1984.

"Such a Shame," "I Believe in You" and "Life's What You Make It" follow at Nos. 4, 7 and 8, respectively, on the Global chart, each showing between four- and five-digit percentage gains in global lyric searches.

Each of those four songs are also in the top 10 of the U.S.-only tally, where they rank at Nos. 2, 5, 8 and 9, respectively. A total of 15 songs also make the U.S. list.

The band saw a surge of 633 percent in equivalent album units earned, along with a jump of 848 percent in downloads sold and 267 percent in U.S. streams for its songs in the week ending Feb. 28, according to Nielsen Music.

Hollis' death, at age 64, was first reported Feb. 24. The band released five studio albums over nine years before breaking up in 1991.


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