Streams of Reed’s songs jump 3,000 percent on Spotify
Lou Reed’s death on Sunday has given a massive boost to the “Walk on the Wild Side” singer’s catalog on the streaming service Spotify.
In the day following the news of Reed’s death, streaming of Reed’s solo material, as well as songs from Reed’s groundbreaking group The Velvet Underground, have jumped more than 3,000 percent on the music-streaming service.
Popular Reed songs on Spotify include “Walk on the Wild Side,” “Perfect Day” and “Satellite of Love.”
The Velvet Underground tracks “Oh! Sweet Nothing,” “Rock & Roll,” “Who Loves the Sun,” “Sunday Morning” and “Sweet Jane,” meanwhile, are currently the group’s top five most popular tracks on Spotify.
Reed died Sunday at age 71. He had received a liver transplant in May.
Reed’s oeuvre has also shown a strong sales presence on Monday. The Velvet Underground’s 1967 debut album and Reed’s 1972 solo album “Transformer” — which includes Reed favorites ‘Walk on the Wild Side,” “Vicious” and “Satellite of Love” — are currently in the top 20 on Amazon’s best-seller list.