MADISON, WI – September 12, 2014 –
‘Frozen’ sheet music has shone hot atop our Musicnotes Top Downloads list since its early 2014 debut, but even the most seasoned of sheet music forecasters couldn’t predict that the Disney film’s breakout anthem, “Let It Go,” would hit the 100,000 sale milestone at such a scorching fast pace.
“Let It Go,” penned by acclaimed husband-and-wife songwriting team Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, joins the company of just three other songs ever to reach Musicnotes’ prodigious 100,000 download milestone. Adele’s “Someone Like You,” Josh Groban’s “You Raise Me Up,” and “Hallelujah,” written by Leonard Cohen, each have been purchased and downloaded more than 100,000 times since Musicnotes’ 1998 inception. However, none of the previous songs hit 100,000 downloads even close to as quickly as “Let It Go” has, a mere eight months after its Musicnotes.com sheet music release.
“Simply speaking, ‘Let It Go’ has sold as well as it has because it’s a remarkable piece,” said Musicnotes Chief Marketing Officer, Bill Aicher. “The song, like ‘Frozen’ itself, has its own engaging story of independence. Those lyrics, coupled with the emotionally-engaging musical themes, really inspired people,” Aicher said. He pointed to the movie’s enormous success and cross-generational appeal as other key elements of the sheet music’s unique success.
‘Frozen’ has grossed more than $1.2 Billion worldwide since its November 2013 release, according to Box Office Mojo, making it the highest-grossing animated film in history and the fifth-highest-grossing film of all-time. The movie’s climax power ballad has inspired legions of popular ‘Let It Go’ covers, from Alex Boyé and One Voice Children’s Choir to The Piano Guys and more.
In order to provide sheet music for all musicians seeking to play the song, we offer nearly 50 “Let It Go” arrangements for download at Musicnotes.com, including those for vocalists, instrumentalists, intermediate and beginning musicians. Sales calculations include downloads of all the various arrangements.