Bey's 2011 tune saw a rise after her SB appearance.
Playing your music at the Super Bowl halftime show a.k.a. the most-watched television event of the year has major perks. Just ask Missy Elliott, who saw some of her biggest hits rise up the charts after her surprise appearance during Katy Perry's halftime show last year. Similarly, tunes by Coldplay, Bruno Mars and Beyoncè are enjoying a resurgence of success after all three acts lit up the Super Bowl 50 stadium on Sunday night (February 7).
And yet, one song from Bey's catalogue is surprisingly enjoying a notch up iTunes' singles chart for all the wrong reasons.
Just 24 hours since the 12 minute set, Beyoncé's 2011 hit, "Run the World (Girls)" has found a comfy spot at the No. 42 position on iTunes at time of press, leaving one to assume that people thought that her new single, "Formation, was actually the Major Lazer-sampled hit.
Unfortunately, Bey's new Mike WiLL Made-It single, which had BreatheHeavy editors in a circle of chatter, isn't évailable on iTunes yet. Thanks, Tidal. Otherwise, it probably would have seen a similar fate. As the second lead Beyoncé single to receive mixed reviews from around, we have to ask the obvious: Do you prefer "Run the World (Girls)" or "Formation"?