“Key Largo” Gets Huge Sales Boost from Lauren Bacall’s Death

Kat Family Records/Epic RecordsThe death of screen legend Lauren Bacall earlier this month had an unintended consequence on the charts: the 1982 hit “Key Largo” by Bertie Higgins, which mentions her, experienced a massive sales increase.

According to Billboard, “Key Largo,” whose chorus features the lyrics, “We had it all/Just like Bogie and Bacall,” saw its download sales increase by 625% following Bacall’s death on August 12. In the week after her death, the song sold 3,000 downloads; the week before, it had barely sold any.

Similarly, Madonna’s “Vogue,” which also …read more