Bill Withers Dominates iTunes / ‘Lean on Me’ Zooms To #1

Published: Friday 3rd Apr 2020 by Rashad

Just hours after the death of Bill Withers was announced Friday (April 3), fans of the legendary singer have turned to digital download and streaming platforms for consolation.

Albeit a common response to reports of the passing of a beloved musician, Withers’ catalog – unlike some – is seeing multiple entries dominate real-time iTunes charts with hits that are older than most of the acts he’s unseating.

Besting the likes of Drake, The Weeknd, Dua Lipa, and a host of other current hitmakers, look inside for more:


As of time reported, Withers occupies three of the top 5 positions alone.  With his signature hit, ‘Lean On Me,’ taking the top spot, the song – which peaked at #1 on the Pop charts in 1972 –  could re-enter the Hot 100 once the current sales tracking week ends when all other elements are considered (i.e. increased streams, increased radio airplay due to tributes, etc.).

Real-Time iTunes Charts

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  1. olusheyi banjo April 3, 2020

    He was a fantastic singer. May he rest in peace

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