One more chart note for you, from way down at the bottom of the Billboard Biz round-up:
• The use of Journey’s single “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” in the June 10 finale of “The Sopranos” — followed by oodles of media attention for the band and the show — yields big returns on the charts this week. The 1981 track re-enters Hot Digital Songs at No. 21 with 41,000 paid downloads. It’s up 371% in sales compared with the previous week. Concurrently, Journey’s “Greatest Hits” album sold nearly 11,000 units this week — a 111% gain — pushing the set 17-2 with Greatest Gainer honors on the Top Pop Catalog albums chart. It’s the biggest sales week for the album since Christmas 2005, when it shifted 19,000
The song is also holding steady at the No. 1 spot on iTunes’ Rock tracks list, where it is surrounded by sheer crap from all corners (Jack Johnson covering John Lennon, and two Nickelback songs). Come on already, Steve! Make it happen!
Toby Keith’s the ‘Big Dog’ of the Charts [Billboard.biz]