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Taylor Swift’s Impact on Jimmy Eat World

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  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

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    Billboard looked at what kind of bump Jimmy Eat World got from the Taylor Swift Apple Music ad.

    For their second act, Swift queued up Jimmy Eat World’s hit “The Middle,” (No. 5 on the Hot 100 and No. 1 Alternative Songs in 2002) a track on her “Getting Ready to Go Out” playlist that, she says, she “used to listen to in middle school.” The tune’s bump was even larger than “Jumpman”: between the week before the ad’s April 18 debut and the week after, “The Middle” soared 298 percent in sales and 49 percent in U.S. streams (from 3,000 downloads sold to 12,000; from 614,000 clicks to 916,000) and led to a surprise appearance on Billboard’s Hot Rock Songs chart at No. 16.

  2. simplejack

    I wish I could say something but silence is fine.

    daaaaaaaaamn, jimmy.
  3. efp722


    This is really cool
  4. Bayside 182

    Wolverine Supporter

    who didn't already own this that it could even make that big of a jump? ;-)
    FTank likes this.
  5. Ryan

    Might be Spider-Man...

    In my mind I really thought this was a standard record for people, it's just like something you have like arms or legs
    dvdjmskng, FTank and Dan O'Neill like this.
  6. tyler2tall

    Trusted Supporter

    What is the average split on a major label deal once the record is paid back?

    $3000 a week just for The Middle digital sales is pretty good. I wonder how much other similar songs make
  7. DesolateEarth


    Super cool to see. Never been a Taylor Swift fan but it's awesome that she is giving JEW publicity to a newer generation.
    Dan O'Neill likes this.
  8. Schooner


    Surprised she never got them to be a special guest on a 1989 gig.
    There's pics of her with Clarity album lyrics scrawled on her body isn't there?
  9. AshlandATeam


    To a lot of people, JEW is 'that one band with that one song from a long time ago.' So hopefully a lot of people dive into the best back catalog of any band on the planet because of this and discover they're a whole lot more than one song.

    Regardless, I like my favorite bands making money, and this had to be a nice bump for them all.
  10. jjnunn118

    Signal Vs. Noise Prestigious

    She brought out Jim as a special guest way back on the Speak Now tour cycle.
    Schooner likes this.
  11. withchappedlips


    Jim is an OG guest star at a TSwift show!!! Love her, love them.
  12. tomtom94


    haters gonna hate hate hate ~