Frankie Cocozza’s rendition of the track on Sunday’s Boot Camp show has sent the original Goo Goo Dolls recording to the top of the iTunes chart.
The track has only ever reached a peak of No26 on the UK rankings, but has steadily sold over 300,000 copies since its release in the 1990s. The iTunes chart constantly refreshes throughout the day, and is compiled by tallying up its own download figures from the past twenty-four hours.
What’s more, midweek sales data released today by Music Week reveals that the track is in contention to land this week’s official number one spot on Sunday. It’s currently just a handful of copies behind the current leader, Sak Noel’s continental hit ‘Loca People’. There’s also a narrow gap between the song and Maroon 5′s consistently strong-selling ‘Moves Like Jagger’ at No3. Dappy’s ‘No Regrets’, which is the incumbant chart topper, is predicted to dip to No4 this weekend.
Last year, the popularity of Adele’s ‘Make You Feel My Love’ on The X Factor led to the track scaling new heights on the charts, two years after its original release. Last week ‘Cannonball’ by Damian Rice entered the Top 10 for the first time after being featured on the show. Is ‘Iris’ this year’s ‘Make You Feel My Love’? Or will its sales trail off as the week goes on?