Joni Mitchell’s “Both Sides Now” Returns in Multiple Board The song’s viral live performance at the Newport Folk Festival on 24 July was followed by the 6 August charts.
“Now” re-entered the LyricsFind US and LyricsFind Global charts at #1, the song reigning first on both lists beginning in 2015. (The LyricFind Global and LyricFind US charts rank the fastest track gaining momentum in the song—search queries and usage globally and in the US, respectively—provided by LyricFind. The Global chart includes queries from all countries, including the US. More than 100 services, including Amazon, Pandora, Deezer, Microsoft, SoundHound and iHeartRadio.)
According to LyricFind, “Now” saw a 1,276% increase in song searches and uses in the US and 1,266% globally after the live performance.
According to Luminate, the renewed focus in the song propelled it to number 20 in digital song sales for the first time. In the tracking week of July 22-28, it earned 3,200 downloads. Those downloads also allowed it to appear at number 4 on Rock Digital Song Sales.
It also earned 386,000 official on-demand US streams, up 86% from 207,000 in the previous period (July 15-21).
Overall, Mitchell’s catalog accumulated 2.3 million official US on-demand streams as of July 22–28, up 90% from 1.2 million July 15–21.
Another Michelle song made a Board Chart dated August 6: “A Case of You”, which peaked at number 10 on both LyricsFind US and LyricsFind Global, seeing jumps of 789% and 772% both domestically and globally.
Neither “Now” (1969) nor “Case” (1971) made Board charts between their original releases, although Judy Collins’ earlier version reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1968.
During the festival Michelle displayed her first full set in more than 20 years. Surprise attendance included musicians such as Brandi Carlyle, Marcus Mumford, Winona Judd and more.
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Reference from www.billboard.com