KD Lang Cover Of “Hallelujah” Extraordinarily Popular
Yesterday’s post, KD Lang Sings Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” At Opening Of 2010 Vancouver Olympics caused a major bump in Heck Of A Guy stats.
As shown by the graphs (click on graphs to enlarge), also known as the “How Much I Love KD Lang Graphs,” both the number of pageviews of and unique visitors1 to Heck Of A Guy shot upward on the day after Friday night’s opening ceremonies of the 2010 Olympics. Google Analytics reveal that the KD Lang-Hallelujah video was the major reason for the atypically busy day (although Now Available – The Other Leonard Cohen Album was also particularly popular with 275 folks downloading that set of Leonard Cohen unreleased songs).
The KD Lang-Hallelujah post’s popularity is especially impressive given that the video disappeared from YouTube midday because of copyright claims by the International Olympic Committee. (Since then, various recordings of Lang’s performance have been uploaded, removed, re-uploaded, … )
The Significance Of The KD Lang-Hallelujah Statistical Bump
The notable increment in the normal number of pageviews generated by this post means that – well, it means a lot of people wanted to hear KD Lang singing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” at the opening of the 2010 Vancouver Olympics.
And that’s pretty cool.
So, thank you KD, thank you Leonard, and thank you Vancouver Olympics.
- “Unique,” in this context, refers to “unique computer address.” That means that if you, your best friend, and your mother all used the same computer with the internet access to watch the KD Lang video at different times during the day, it still counts as only one unique visitor [↩]