Mika’s ‘Lollipop’ Sees Significant Sales & Streaming Gains After ‘SNL’ Bump


The 2007 tune was featured in a bar struggle sketch in the course of the Feb. 16 episode of the NBC present.

A Saturday Night Live sketch prominently that includes Mika’s 2007 tune “Lollipop” is giving the decade-old tune from the British pop singer’s debut album a second life.

According to preliminary reviews to Nielsen Music, the tune noticed vital positive aspects in gross sales and streams following its inclusion in a sketch in the course of the long-running NBC present’s Feb. 16 episode. That most prominently features a 9,333 p.c enhance in digital downloads between Saturday (Feb. 16) and Sunday (Feb. 17). The monitor is on its solution to round 1,000 downloads within the Feb. 15-21 monitoring week consequently, up from a negligible quantity within the earlier week.

Additionally, “Lollipop” racked up 39,000 on-demand streams on Feb. 17 and one other 35,000 on Feb. 18. The two-day whole of 74,000 simply eclipses the tune’s streaming depend for Feb. 15-16, 34,000, leading to an general enhance of 118 p.c.

“Lollipop” didn’t chart within the U.S. upon its authentic launch, however Life in Cartoon Motion was in a position to crack the Billboard 200 at No. 29 upon its launch, transferring 30,000 copies on the tally dated April 14, 2007. “Lollipop” was, nonetheless, a hit globally, charting within the United Kingdom, Belgium, Sweden and extra.

The aforementioned sketch reveals episode host Don Cheadle squaring off in a bar struggle with SNL solid member Beck Bennett. Fellow solid member Mikey Day by chance performs “Lollipop” on the jukebox to soundtrack the spat, and the sparrers finally discover themselves unable to withstand dancing to the tune.

Mika appeared as stunned as anybody else to listen to the tune on SNL, tweeting Feb. 17 that he “cried laughing watching this, whole shock.”