Springsteen to Premiere New Music on “The Good Wife.” Wait–What?

The Good Wife is one of my wife’s favourite TV shows, although I can safely say she doesn’t watch the show for the music used in the background.  I doubt anyone does.  So why is Springsteen going to debut a track from his upcoming album, High Hopes, on the program’s January 12th episode?  Billboard explains.

CBS and the Springsteen camps hope that body of viewers – it’s not unreasonable to figure the episode will have 13 million to 14 million viewers watching during its first sales week – will become album buyers. Springsteen has had no trouble debuting at No. 1 – his last four studio albums of newly recorded original material debuted atop the Billboard 200 – but each successive album with the E Street Band has dipped from its predecessor. In each instance, the first weeks represent about one-third the total of each album’s eventual total.

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Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Springsteen to Premiere New Music on “The Good Wife.” Wait–What?

  • January 3, 2014 at 10:45 am

    Funny you should say that Alan. I will risk embarrassment here by admiting to following that show. It should be noted though that for the 100th episode, their musical director mated Bad Religions Hark! the Herald Angels Sing to a short car chase scene.


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