If you’re a person who’s anti-“Glee” iTunes songs, you might be happy to hear this, but if you’re a fan, keep steady.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the popular musical show has slipped down the list of the Billboard Hot 100. According to the site and Nielsen SoundScan, while the cover of “Unusual” came in at No. 65 with 40,000 downloads sold, the top track from Season 2, the cover of “Empire State of Mind,” came in at No. 21 with 106,000 downloads. On top of that, tracks from this season of “Glee” have only sold 1/4 the amount of the five tracks released last year.

The site contends that the choices of music, which are much older than songs like “Empire State of Mind” are making young viewers less apt to buy them due to being unfamiliar with the songs. Also, let’s face it–the show is finally suffering the results of the anti-“Glee” movement. More accurately, it’s not so much an anti-“Glee” movement so much as it is a “Glee” malaise.

Due to overexposure, such as with buying the music from iTunes, viewers and music lovers are getting tired of the show and all of its infiltrating holds on multimedia.

You can read the full report here. Write what you think about this in the comments section below.


By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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