The week after death her Queen Elizabeth her Britainthe songs for the same have become particularly popular on subscription music platforms. According to Billboard, the Smiths’ 1986 song “The Queen Is Dead” recorded the biggest increase in streams.
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On September 7, the English rock band’s hit garnered 6,000 streams in the US and a day later, when Queen Elizabeth’s death was announced, there was a 1,687% increase, i.e. 114,000 streams were recorded. Also, the success of Sex Pistols 1977 “God Save The Queen”which from 11,000 reached 81,000 streams (650% increase).
According to the Athens/Macedonian News Agency, on music platforms many users listened again to “Her Majesty” by the Beatles (1969) and the song of 1989 Stone Roses ‘Elizabeth My Dear’. The first recorded a rise in streams by 269% (from about 1,000 to 3,000 streams) and the second 224% (from about 500 to 1,500 streams).
However, the Sex Pistols were in the limelight due to the dispute that broke out between the group members. John Lyndon distanced himself from the band and accused it of trying to “exploit” the Queen’s death. In a message on Twitter, Lyndon’s current band Public Image Ltd explained that the former Sex Pistols singer disavows any alleged “commercial” activity associated with the famous punk song.