Jimmy Buffett’s “Margaritaville” Reappears On Hot 100 After His Death
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Jimmy Buffett’s Signature Song Posthumously Lands In Top 40 On All-Genre Billboard Hot 100 Chart
Following Jimmy Buffett‘s death on September 1, his signature song “Margaritaville” reached #1 on the all-genre iTunes Top Songs chart. Five of his other songs entered the chart in the immediate days after his death. Those songs were:
“Cheeseburger in Paradise”
“Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes”
“A Pirate Looks At Forty”
“It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere (LIVE)”
In addition, 34 of Buffett’s 36 albums charted in the Top 100 on the iTunes Top Albums chart. His record Songs You Know by Heart ranked at the #1 spot.
After seeing those iTunes charts, it came as no surprise when Buffett’s music reappeared on the Billboard charts as well.
Jimmy’s Music Experiences Surge In Sales & Streams After His Passing
Billboard reported on Monday (September 11) that “Margaritaville” reentered the all-genre Hot 100 chart dated for September 1-7. Beyond that, the song landed within the Top 40 (at #38 to be precise). The song peaked at the eighth spot on the chart following its initial release in 1977.
Additionally, Buffett’s music experienced a 1,476% gain in on-demand streams and a 7,022% increase in sales after his death. He also had the week’s top-selling album and song.
Jimmy Buffett Was Working On New Music At The Time Of His Death
Buffett had a new album in the works at the time of his passing. That album is titled Equal Strain on All Parts, and it’s set to be released on November 3.
After Buffett’s death, three of his new songs were released. Those songs are titled “My Gummie Just Kicked In,” “Like My Dog,” and “Bubbles Up.”
The latter track may be one of the most emotional songs Buffett ever recorded. It includes lyrics such as, “…just know that you are loved, there is light up above. And joy, there is always enough. Bubbles up.”
Many view “Bubbles Up” as Buffett’s “goodbye” message to his fans…and it’s a beautiful one. Listen to the song below.