Coronavirus Prompts Surge in Sales and Streams of Disturbed’s “Down With the Sickness”

  • Axl Rosenberg

Did you know that terrible taste in music is yet another symptom of COVID-19?

The coronavirus pandemic has prompted a surge in both sales and streams of Disturbed’s “Down With the Sickness,” Billboard reports. I assume because listening to that song is a good simulation of the discomfort one feels when afflicted with the virus.

The track is up 31% in digital song sales to 1,000, and up 3% in U.S. streams to 2.6 million, according to the trade mag.

Other songs that have benefitted from the current pandemic include R.E.M.’s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” At the Drive-In’s “Quarantined,” Joy Division’s “Isolation,” and, perhaps most oddly, “My Sharona” by The Knack, apparently for no other reason than that “Sharona” rhymes with “corona.”

You can read the entire report here.

[via Metal Injection]

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