Lady Antebellum defied critics last week by embarking on a sell-out UK tour, including a show in London that paid tribute to one of the country’s best-known exports. Footage has emerged showing the band covering Radiohead‘s “High and Dry“, one of the band’s most popular tracks.
Last.fm Trends shed some light on how Lady A are doing among listeners, as well as taking a glance at the song they covered.
Last.fm listeners embraced Radiohead very quickly. Cementing their reputation as one of the world’s biggest bands they’ve become a fixture on the Global Charts, rarely leaving the top five week after week.
Lady Antebellum’s total scrobbles on Last.fm are more than a million below the number of plays that the track they covered has received… ouch. Of course, it’s an astonishingly popular track, making the band even braver for taking it on.
Things are actually looking great for Lady A at the moment: “Need You Now” regularly sees more than 10,000 listeners every week, while their audience continues to grow since the release of the album of the same name back in January.
Straddling the country/pop divide has served them well so far, and they could be on course for a place in the Best of 2010 chart.