The Tragically Hip DESTROYS the Canadian Music Charts Following Their Tour

The numbers are in for the week following the final(?) Tragically Hip show. Let’s examine the sales fallout.

  • All 17 albums in The Tragically Hip catalogue are now in the Top 200 on the Billboard Canadian Albums chart (album sales, digital song sales and audio on-demand streams). That includes four in the top ten.
  • Yer Favourites, the 2005 greatest hits album, is the #1 album in the country with consumption (that’s album sales, digital songs sales and streams) up 238% from the previous week.
  • Man Machine Poem is also in the Top 10 (#6) while 1992’s Fully Completely moved 39-8 and Up To Here shot 28-9.
  • Total hip album sales posted a 157% increase over the previous week
  • Digital song sales are up 342% over the previous week
  • On-demand streams are up 185% over the previous week.
  • On the Digital Songs chart, 29 songs from the band are in the Top 200, including 5 in the top 20, led by “Ahead By A Century” at #6 and “Bobcaygeon” at #7.

Wow, huh?

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.

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