When I saw this article, I could not resist. I use Itunes every day and I love my IPOD. This article comes to you from the Edible Apple Site.
Sat, Nov 8, 2008
What’s the most downloaded catalog track in iTunes history? Before
you jump out your seat and guess ‘Jack Johnson’, keep in mind that a
catalog track refers to a song released in the pre-digital era, but
later re-released as a digital download. So any guesses? Here’s a
hint: think Power Ballads.
Well, it turns out that the most downloaded catalog track in iTunes
history is actually “Don’t Stop Believin” by Journey. In fact, it’s
the first catalog song to ever reach 2 Million in digital sales.
Originally released in 1981, the song topped the Billboard charts at
#8. The song, however, has made a modern day comeback and has become
something of a pop culture phenomenon after being featured on popular
TV shows such as Laguna Beach, and more famously on The Sopranos. In fact, after the song was featured on the last episode of The Sopranos, sales of the song on iTunes increased by over 428% in just 3 days.
To read the entire article and see the Sopranos clip....
What’s the most downloaded catalog song in iTunes history?
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