Olympics Music: Phillip Phillips, Arctic Monkeys, Dizzee Rascal Receive Post-Olympic Sales Boost

From The Huffington Post:

Aly Raisman isn’t the only one having a surprisingly good week in London. British acts Dizzee Rascal, the Arctic Monkeys and Two Door Cinema Club all got a significant sales boost thanks to their performances at the Olympic Opening Ceremonies on Friday.

British indie rockers the Arctic Monkeys covered The Beatles’ classic, “Come Together,” during Danny Boyle’s four-hour Olympic extravaganza. The cover track is currently racing up the UK charts and has climbed to No. 14 on the iTunes singles chart, reports NME. And although some American viewers might not know who they are, the Arctic Monkeys’ debut single from 2005, “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor” is back in the UK charts at No. 78. Meanwhile, East London rapper Dizzee Rascal also received a sales spike from the broadcast. Despite NBC cutting his performance time, the rapper’s 2009 track “Bonkers” re-entered the Top 100 after the Opening Ceremonies.

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