The Brit rock track was used on the soundtrack of the cult TV show's final episode
Following its use in the finale of Breaking Bad, global streams of Badfinger‘s ‘Baby Blue’ have increased by 9000%.
According to Spotify, plays of the 1971 track – which features on the British classic rock band’s album ‘Straight Up’ – have rocketed. Click above to listen to the track. The show’s finale was broadcast last night (September 29) in the States, scoring a record 10.3 million viewers. UK viewers were able to watch the show on Netflix after it aired in the US. The last two episodes were slightly longer than normal.
Before the last episode aired Bryan Cranston spoke about the ending of Breaking Bad, the hit US TV show in which he stars as chemistry teacher-turned-meth dealer Walter White. Speaking about Breaking Bad‘s conclusion during a Radio Times interview, Cranston explained that the show’s creator Vince Gilligan has stayed true to his vision for the series. “Its exactly what he had hoped for. And my hope was that he would be very satisfied with what he’s done. And he is,” Cranston said. “The ending of Breaking Bad is very unapologetic and exciting. It’s a rollercoaster ride.”
Cranston also predicted that viewers will continue to experience mixed feelings towards his character Walter White as events come to a head. “Here’s the thing,” he explained. “Before all is said and done, you will continue to vacillate in your appeal and sympathy toward him and your absolute anger toward him. This is a tragedy. We’re talking about a Shakespearean novel. This is about the downfall of man.”
Meanwhile, the Breaking Bad spin-off series that Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould have been planning is now officially in the works. The spin-off will centre on Saul Goodman, the dodgy lawyer played by Bob Odenkirk who is known for his catchphrase “Better call Saul!”