With a little water, sunlight and your Netflix account, a soundtrack cut from a film that’s exclusive to the platform has grown into a blossoming bop. If you’ve already watched Sierra Burgess Is A Loser, then you know that the movie, starring Shannon Purser and Noah Centineo, boasts a companion set that features new music by top artists like Betty Who and Sabrina Carpenter. The soundtrack also includes two versions of the song “Sunflower”, heard in the latter part of the film when title character Burgess writes it for another of the characters. Sung by Purser, this version cracked the top 40 (#38) at iTunes in the U.S., while charting in 38 countries globally. It’s also received more than 1.7 million plays on Spotify and 62,000 tags on Shazam, in addition to 180,000 views of a lyric video that was uploaded to YouTube on Monday. Peaking at #165 on iTunes and entering the all-genre chart in 32 countries, a second version from Allie X (one of three songs by the performer on the set) also scored with a wide audience, with a solid total of 415,000 plays on Spotify and just under 26,000 tags. Will the album, nearing a total of 20 million streams (all cuts combined) at Spotify, continue to flower? We’ll see if it rises again. (Images courtesy of Good Pop, Sony/ATV, Black Label Media and Human Re Sources)
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