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Friday, 29 January 2010

Journey - Don't Stop Believin'

I have been watching the TV Comedy Drama Glee and loving every minute of it. In the first episode they sing their version of a song I had to admit I had forgotten so went and revisited it. This made me decide to put it here with the Glee version as it is still a great song. So here is.....

'Don't Stop Believin' is a popular song by the American rock band Journey, originally released as a single from their 1981 album Escape. Often considered the band's signature song, the power ballad became a top ten hit on the US Billboard Hot 100, the UK Singles Chart and the Australian Singles Chart. As digital downloads became prominent in the late 2000s it enjoyed a resurgence in popularity, partly due to being featured on several television shows. Allmusic has described the song as "an anthem for the young who wanted to feel free and unrestricted", featuring "one of the best opening keyboard riffs in rock

The song reached number 8 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart, and number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

The song was originally released in the United Kingdom in February 1982 and managed to peak only at number 62. However, the song retained a cult following and re-entered the UK Singles Chart in February 2009 at number 94, due to digital downloads. On December 22, 2009, it reached number 9 in the Christmas chart, and peaked at number 6 two weeks later upon the release of the Glee version, more than 27 years after its initial release.

It topped downloads in the iTunes Music Store amongst songs not released in the 21st century, and was also the 72nd most downloaded song of 2008, and 84th most downloaded song of 2009 in the store, over 27 years after its release.

The song is one of the most popular rock tracks in Ireland and continues to remain in the top ten most downloaded songs. On August 31, 2009 the song had topped the 3 million mark in paid downloads.

A cover of the song was made for the Fox musical-comedy, Glee, which debuted at number four on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It sold 177,000 downloads in its first week and charted higher than Journey's version, which peaked at number nine. Meanwhile on the ARIA Charts it has reached number 5. The single was performed on the Pilot episode of the series.

Released as a digital download on 2nd June 2009, the song managed to perform well in Australia and the United States where it charted within the top five on both of their national charts. The cast performance of 'Don't Stop Believin' was certified gold in November 2009, achieving over 500,000 digital sales.

The song also featured in the Britain's X-Factor competition and was sung by the winner Joe McElderry in the show's 4th live round and in the finale, spurring its re-entry to the UK Top 40 charts in November and December 2009, and contributing to his winning of the competition.

Click the link below to download the following:
Journey - Single Version
Journey - Natural Thing - B-Side

Cast of Glee - Single Version
Cast of Glee - Video from the Pilot Episode


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