Al Seib / Los Angeles Times
Journeys Dont Stop Believin' peaked at No. 9 on the singles chart when it was released in 1981. Yet the song has had a lifespan thats long outlasted most No. 1 hits. The cut has been on a hot streak -- going back perhaps to its use in Adam Sandlers 1998 film The Wedding Singer. Since then, the song has become a cornerstone at sporting events, was placed in one of the most-viewed TV finales ever (The Sopranos) and recently topped the iTunes chart as a show tune, thanks to Foxs TV musical Glee. Dont Stop Believin' has sold more than 2.8 million downloads as of this month, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a remarkable number for a catalog track. Just the Glee version alone has sold 310,000 downloads since its release in mid-May. But has every use of the song been an effective one? We try to find out.
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