Scott Walker Debuts on LyricFind & Social 50 Charts, Streams Rise After Death

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Scott Walker photographed in the 1960s. 

“Farmer in the City” leads the way, debuting at No. 3 on the LyricFind U.S. chart.

Interest in the discography of Scott Walker skyrocketed following the singer’s March 22 death, slotting Walker on multiple Billboard charts, including No. 3 on Billboard’s LyricFind U.S. chart dated April 6 with “Farmer in the City.”

The 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 31.

“Farmer in the City” debuts at No. 3 on LyricFind U.S. and at No. 4 on the LyricFind Global chart. In all, lyric searches for the song jumped 7,467 percent following Walker’s death, according to LyricFind.

Additionally, “No Regrets,” Walker’s song as part of The Walker Brothers (with John and Gary Walker), reaches No. 6 on LyricFind U.S., followed by Walker’s solo tracks “Montague Terrace (In Blue)” (No. 7) and “Jackie” (No. 9) in the top 10.

The songs’ appearances on the LyricFind charts mark their first entries onto Billboard charts. The Walker Brothers did, however, reach the Billboard Hot 100 three times in the mid-‘60s, led by the No. 13 peak of “The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine (Anymore)” in May 1966.

On an artist chart level, Walker also debuts on the Social 50 chart at No. 47. (The Social 50 is powered by data tracked by music analytics company Next Big Sound and ranks the most popular artists on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Wikipedia and Tumblr. The chart's methodology blends weekly additions of friends/fans/followers with artist page views and engagement. The chart's latest tracking week ended March 28.)

Walker’s debut comes via 171,000 views to his Wikipedia page due to increased interest in the singer following his death.

Overall, according to Nielsen Music, streams of Walker’s solo music jumped 1,689 percent to 704,000 on-demand streams in the latest frame, while streams for The Walker Brothers similarly rose 1,241 percent to 310,000 overall.

Walker died aged 76 years old in London.  


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