Mike Oldfield, Underworld & Vangelis Get New Fans From Olympics

Music retailer HMV reports that Mike Oldfield, Underworld and Vangelis are among the artists getting a significant bump in sales because of their music’s use in the 2012 Summer Olympics.

They report that Oldfield, who performed the title track to Tubular Bells, saw an overnight 757 per cent surge in sales of his classic 1973 recording.

The top 10 artists seeing sales jumps from the Olympics:

  • Mike Oldfield / Tubular Bells (757%)
  • Underworld / Best Of (500%)
  • Frank Turner / England Keep My Bones (371%)
  • Dizzee Rascal / Tongue In Cheek (346%)
  • Paul McCartney / Beatles 1 (268%)
  • The Sex Pistols / Never Mind The B*******, Here’s The Sex Pistols (166%)
  • The Arctic Monkeys / Whatever People Say That I Am, That’s What I’m Not (146%)
  • David Bowie / Platinum Collection Greatest Hits (139%)
  • Emeli Sandé / Our Version of Events (116%)
  • Vangelis / Chariots of Fire OST (76%)