While the music industry as a whole has reported a notable reduction in streaming as a result of the coronavirus pandemic’s enduring impact (click here to read), some of its acts are boasting the opposite.
Many U.S. cities – in an effort to reduce spread of the disease and encourage social distancing – have mandated their residents not only limit leaving their houses to “essential travel” (like grocery shopping and doctor’s), but also work from home when able.
The increase in companies participating in the trend oddly spiked renewed interest in the now defunct fivesome Fifth Harmony‘s 2016 hit, ‘Work From Home’ (found aboard their last album as a quintet, ‘7/27’).
Enjoying an 11% increase in U.S. streams (approximately 1.2 million total) over the last week, the Ammo-produced song joins a slew of yesteryear’s hits experiencing a resurgence in sales and streaming due to their conceptual tie-ins to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Other notable numbers include R.E.M.‘s “It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine),” Gloria Gaynor‘s “I Will Survive,” Disturbed‘s “Down with the Sickness,” Bee Gees‘ “Staying Alive,” and more [source].