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Phoenix's "Lisztomania" Sees 192 Percent Stream Increase Thanks To Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Viral Dance Video
A viral video of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the youngest woman elected to the House of Representatives, dancing to GRAMMY-winning French rock band Phoenix's "Lisztomania" during college has brought the song's streaming up by 192 percent.
— Phoenix (@wearephoenix) January 4, 2019
Billboard reports that in the week ending Jan. 10, the video went from 1.07 million on-demand streams to 3.13 million, audio and video combined, according to Nielsen Music.
But the rise in popularity didn't stop there, the "Lisztomania" video also entered the US Top Songs chart at #54 for the first time on YouTube.
After the video of Ocasio-Cortez, then a student at Boston University, resurfaced and went viral, Phoenix tweeted the video along with the caption, "Congratulations on being the youngest woman ever being elected to Congress! Tendrement, Phoenix."
Ocasio-Cortez subsequently responded with a "Merci beacoup!"
"Lisztomania" appears in the band's 2009 Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix which won Best Alternative Music Album at the 52nd GRAMMY Awards.