Foreigner Feels “The Fallon Effect”
Jimmy Fallon’s “Juke Box Hero” lip synch battle sends Foreigner’s music soaring up the charts!
Downloads of iconic Foreigner hit “Jukebox Hero” skyrocketed this week as a result of Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon’s now legendary lip synching the hit song for his millions of viewers. A YouTube video of the performance immediately went viral, with more than 8 million views and Foreigner quickly felt “The Fallon Effect,” with downloads of the track tripling. The “Juke Box Heroes” album jumped fifty places on The Billboard Top 200 chart to #126, and rocked this week's Nielsen SoundScan Catalog Chart Top 20, by outselling anything by Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, and most of their Classic Rock peers.
Foreigner’s music also had another Hollywood moment this week, when “Feels Like The First Time” was played during The 86th Annual Academy Awards live show to introduce the Live Action Short Films Category presented by Kate Hudson and Jason Sudeikis.