Saturday, October 5, 2013
Breaking Badfinger Billboard Baby Blues
Ten million people watched Sunday’s (September 29, 2013) final episode of Breaking Bad, with a touching farewell scene set to Badfinger’s 1971 ballad Baby Blue (above). By Monday morning (September 30, 2013), the song had been downloaded more than 5,000 times, boosting its sales by nearly 3,000 percent. The song will probably jump even higher next week, when number-crunchers take the full measure of what’s already come to be known as Breaking Badfinger. Baby Blue is now a top-selling song on iTunes and is poised to hit the Billboard charts next week.
It’s a bittersweet moment for Badfinger, a Welsh band that suffered from financial mismanagement and saw its two main songwriters kill themselves over issues linked to royalty payments. All of which leads to the question: Where is the money going today? MORE HERE