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Van Halen saw a massive spike in sales of albums and songs following Eddie Van Halen’s death on October 6.

Per Billboard, “…albums and songs sold 40,000 copies on Oct. 6 — up 6,198% compared to just under 1,000 sold on Oct. 5.” Of that 40,000 figure, album 9,000 was from album sales with the top-selling album sold being 1978’s Van Halen, which moved 2,000 copies.

Individual song sales accounted for the remaining figure. The top ten Van Halen songs sold were:

-“Jump” (3,000)
-“Panama” (2,000)
-“Eruption” (2,000)
-“Runnin’ With the Devil” (2,000)
-“You Really Got Me” (2,000)
-“Dance the Night Away” (1,000)
-“Why Can’t This Be Love” (1,000)
-“Hot for Teacher” (1,000)
-“Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” (1,000)
-“Jamie’s Cryin’” (1,000)

(NOTE: Billboard rounded the above figures to the nearest thousand.)

These figures measure activity from October 6. Additional sale details will be released once the figures are available.

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