Smash Tops Glee and Bieber on the iTunes Top 100
The NBC musical drama is a smashing success in the musical download market.
It might not be winning in the ratings, but NBC's Smash is winning iTunes, with the song "Broadway Here I Come" (currently at #50) beating out Glee's most recent hit and three Justin Bieber tunes. "Broadway Here I Come" was written by musical theater favorite Joe Iconis (The Black Suits; Things to Ruin). The chart-topping song is performed on the show by Jeremy Jordan (Newsies), who plays bartender/musical theater writer Jimmy, and is quickly discovered to be the next big thing. Fans of Iconis will know this tune was originally performed by Jordan's Smash co-star, Krysta Rodriguez (The Addams Family).
In a statement posted on his public Facebook page, Iconis wrote the following:
Produced by DreamWorks Television, Smash stars Debra Messing, Jack Davenport, Megan Hilty, Katharine McPhee, and Anjelica Huston and features many Broadway-favorite guest stars including Jennifer Hudson, Andy Mientus, Krysta Rodriguez, and more. The show was originally created by playwright Theresa Rebeck (Dead Accounts), who was replaced by Executive Producer Joshua Safran (Gossip Girl) when she left her position there at the end of last season. The show is also executive produced by Steven Spielberg, as well as Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist team Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman (Hairspray), who also contribute original music.