Avicii’s hits are climbing the Beatport charts once again
With the entire music industry still in shock, trying to cope with the tragic passing of Avicii last Friday, many fans of the Swede are now purchasing the tracks that defined him. Over the years it has proven to be a common thing, fans (re)purchasing the collected works of their beloved artist(s), as a final, posthumous tribute to that special one they grew up with and came to love. It’s a way of trying to cope with the loss, finding a way to comprehend that their idol won’t be releasing any new music – ever again. It’s still unreal and hard to believe, but right now, the same thing is happening with Tim Bergling a.k.a Avicii and his music, as the Swede left us way too soon at the age of only 28 years old.
We’ve seen this phenomenon happen with many popstars who passed away, like Michael Jackson and Prince, but the EDM scene obviously is no exception, as Robert Miles fans proved when the Italian DJ/producer passed away last year. ‘Children’, his first hit and the track that brought him fame and fortune, immediately claimed the Number 1 spot on Beatport’s Top 100 the week after Miles passed away. With Avicii, it’s exactly the same story, taking a look at the current Beatport Big Room Chart.
The amazing ‘Levels’, one of Avicii’s biggest and most appreciated hits amongst his fans, currently holds the number 1 spot in the Beatport Big Room Top 100, with ‘Seek Bromance’, his breakthrough hit (as Tim Berg) following closely at number 3. Scrolling down the chart Avicii’s collab with David Guetta ‘Sunshine’ currently sits at number 20, while his smash hit ‘Wake Me Up’ holds the rather sinister #28 spot – equal to his age when passing. Other Avicii hits further down the rankings include ‘The Nights’, ‘Addicted To You’ and ‘Hey Brother’.
Meanwhile, Avicii’s digital song sales increased by an amazing 6000% in the US alone, according to Nielsen Music’s preliminary sales reports, when comparing sales on April 20 (the day of his passing) to the day before. At the same time, Spotify has also put together an Avicii playlist in honor of the Swede.
Check out the entire current Beatport Big Room Top 100 right here and relive Avicii’s epic ‘Levels’ one more time below.