Meat Loaf’s catalog has seen a massive surge in streams following his death last week at the age of 74.

Per Billboard, Meat Loaf’s catalog streams spiked a staggering 2,583% noting, “From Jan. 21, the day the rocker’s death was announced, through Jan. 23, on-demand audio and video streams of Meat Loaf’s music soared to 15.9 million, according to initial reports to MRC Data. That’s up from 593,000 streams over Jan. 18-20.”

The following have been the top Meat Loaf songs streamed in the three days following his death:

-“I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That)” (3.2 million streams/increase of 1,645%)
-“Paradise by the Dashboard Light” (3.1 million streams/increase of 1,976%)
-“Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad” (1.9 million/increase of 1,856%)
-“Bat Out of Hell” (1.6 million/increase of 4,399%)

Furthermore, Billboard reported that digital sales of Meat Loaf’s catalog increased a whopping 21,298% noting, “‘I’d Do Anything for Love’ that paces the group, at 17,000 sold Jan. 21-23, followed by ‘Paradise’ (11,000) and ‘Two Out of Three’ (11,000). Album sales-wise, Meat Loaf’s discography moved 19,000 copies Jan. 21-23, a 11,856% surge from a negligible amount Jan. 18-20. ‘Bat Out of Hell’ accounted for 13,000 of those sales (up 14,941%), followed by ‘Bat Out of Hell II: Back Into Hell’ (3,000, up 14,195%) and the ‘Essential Meat Loaf’ compilation (1,000, up 44,700%).”


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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well-versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice. #TransRightsAreHumanRights

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