80s Song of the Day: Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey

Workin’ hard to get my fill
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin’ anything to roll the dice
Just one more time

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Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey was released on October 6, 1981, with Natural Thing as the B side. It was a single from the band’s seventh studio album Escape.

The song reached No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 and sold over a million copies in vinyl. It has re-entered the charts in recent years, notable in 2007 after its use in the last scene of the series finale of The Sopranos. In 2009, it reached No. 6 in the United Kingdom, after failing to break the Top 40 there on its original release.

On August 31, 2009, Don’t Stop Believin’ topped the 3 million mark in paid downloads. It is the best-selling digital song from a pre-digital era.

Watch the song’s music video, a live performance in Houston.

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