Who’d have thought that in 2020, that old CS&N classic, Helplessly Hoping, would suddenly become popular again. All thanks to a young Italian choir from Rome who are singing it in quarantine. David Crosby has commented on Twitter that their version is now his favourite and is better than the original.
il coro che non c’è (The choir that does not exist) must have been very chuffed to hear that. It consists of students from different High Schools and Universities in Rome and the tale about how they have inspired so many all over the world is a real sunshine story.
An ABC news article about the choir tells it very well.
My question to you is: What other examples can we think of songs or other pieces of music that have had a remarkable, unexpected revival, a while after their initial success?