17:22 23 August 2012
Memories of the recently concluded London 2012 Olympics are still fresh in the mind of the Brits, and it shows even in the music charts. It seems like the opening and closing ceremonies during the Olympics have had a huge impact on music sales, with artists who performed during the ceremonies enjoying significant chart success following the Games.
Several gigs during the ceremonies are now chart-toppers. These include Emeli Sande, who performed at both the opening and closing ceremonies and whose album Our Version of Events has just climbed from number four to number one on the charts.
Elbow, who also performed twice at the ceremony, made a whopping jump from 139 to six. Their track One Day Like This, which they performed last Sunday, also stormed to number 4 on the singles charts.
The Spice Girls greatest hits album compilation also enjoyed revived popularity, jumping from 164 to number 18, thanks to their awe-inspiring reunion during the closing ceremony.
And while Kate Bush did not perform live, all it took was for her song Running Up That Hill to be remixed and played at the ceremony last Sunday for it to jump to number 10 on the singles charts. It also sent her compilation album The Whole Story skyrocketing from number 92 to 21.
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