March 6, 2014 16:42

'True Detective' theme hits Number One on Spotify viral chart

'Far From Any Road' by The Handsome Family soundtracks hit HBO show

'True Detective' theme hits Number One on Spotify viral chart

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'Far From Any Road' by The Handsome Family, now best known as the theme to hit TV show True Detective, has hit Number One on the Spotify Viral 50 Chart in the UK.

The Spotify Viral 50 Chart measures which songs are being shared the most by users across Spotify and other social platforms with The Handsome Family's track currently Number One, ahead of songs by Glass Animals and Little Dragon as well as Danish pop star MØ's cover of the Spice Girls' 'Say You'll Be There'.

The Handsome Family, husband and wife duo Brett and Rennie Sparks, have released 10 albums since 1995 with Bruce Springsteen and Ringo Starr known to be fans of their music. 'Far From Any Road' was first released in 2003 and was hand-picked by True Detective musical supervisor T Bone Burnett. The song was originally on The Handsome Family's 'Singing Bones'.

True Detective airs in the UK on Sky Atlantic and on HBO in the US. The show stars Woody Harrelson and Oscar-winner Matthew McConaughey as a pair of detectives investigating a historical murder case.

The Spotify Viral 50 Chart:

1. The Handsome Family – 'Far From Any Road'
2. MØ – 'Say You'll Be There'
3. Pace De Lucia – 'Entre Dos Aguas'
4. Nick Mulvey – 'Cucucurucu'
5. Tegan & Sara – 'Everything Is Awesome'

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