Tame Impala’s ‘Elephant’ Rules LyricFind Global Chart After Wiggles Cover
The song also starts at No. 3 on LyricFind U.S.
A cover of Tame Impala‘s “Elephant” by children’s band The Wiggles sends the track onto Billboard’s LyricFind charts, crowning the LyricFind Global ranking dated March 13.
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 7.
The Wiggles covered “Elephant” on March 4 for Australian radio station Triple J’s Like a Version series. The group’s version received over 1 million global views on Triple J’s YouTube page at press time (March 11).
The cover drew attention to Tame Impala’s original, with the song sporting a 3,676% spike in U.S.-based lyric views and a 3,472% leap in global lyric views, according to LyricFind. Its U.S. views allow the song to debut at No. 3 on the LyricFind U.S. list.
Streams of “Elephant” rose at the tail end of the streaming tracking week (Feb. 26-March 4) as well, with the song garnering 929,000 global streams, up 3%, according to MRC Data (with more gains possible in the upcoming tracking period of March 5-11).
“Elephant” was the Australia-based Tame Impala’s breakthrough single in the U.S., peaking at No. 8 on the Alternative Airplay chart in October 2013. Since then, the project of Kevin Parker has earned an additional Alternative Airplay top 10, two Adult Alternative Airplay No. 1s and a pair of Billboard 200 top fives, led most recently by the No. 3-peaking The Slow Rush in February 2020.