Evanescence’s “Bring Me to Life” is #1 on iTunes, but why?
Everyone and their moms know Evanescence’s hit “Bring Me to Life” from their 2003 debut album. Fallen. For some reason, the track is currently #1 on iTunes, and the internet is wondering why.
Chart data first shared the news that the song topped the chart over 19 years after its release, then Evanescence shared the accolade on their own Twitter, thanking fans for the love. It currently ranks higher than Nicki Minaj’s new single “Super Freaky Girl,” which was just released earlier this month, and is currently #1 on the chart. Billboard Hot 100 chart.
So what gives? Why is a 19-year-old rock song on top right now?
Lately, whenever an older song gains a new wave of traction, it’s the result of a TikTok video or TV show. But that doesn’t seem to be the same case as Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” or Ghost’s “Mary on a Cross,” because there aren’t really any TikTok videos that went viral with the track Evanescence over the course of the last week. .
Twitter can’t figure it out either, although there’s a bit of speculation surrounding the news. A user noted this was the answer to yesterday’s question Heardle puzzle – which plays brief snippets of a song until players guess what it is. Fans on Reddit argued that the song topped the chart as it is currently on sale for $0.69.
Perhaps the resurgence of the song has to do with Evanescence’s current co-headlining tour with Korn, which kicked off last week (get tickets here). As one person tweeted about Evanescence’s set, “‘Bring Me to Life’ live performance is better now!”
In an interview with rock sound (see below), which took place about two months before the start of the tour, Brian “Head” Welch of Korn praised singer Amy Lee and said “Bring Me to Life” was a bit of a revealing song for him.
“I love her voice, man. I’ve always loved her,” Head remarked. “I told him that when I was bothered with drugs I would scream this song ‘Bring Me to Life’ and it was like I was talking to myself… This is what I needed, I needed to ‘a new start.”
Lee has also been asked to sing “Freak on a Leash” with Korn every night during their set since the trek began last week, but that still doesn’t explain the increased interest in “Bring Me to Life.”
Well, congratulations to Evanescence for whatever reason!