Journey have become only the second band to rack up one BILLION streams for a single track on Spotify. This probably doesn’t need saying – hands up anyone who thought the song in question might be Like A Sunshower from 2008’s Revelation album? – but the track is Don’t Stop Believin’.
Guitarist Neal Schon drew attention to the milestone by posting a screenshot of the San Francisco band’s Spotify page on Twitter, where he posted: “Wow!!! Thank you Fans!! We are Over 1 Billion Streams on Spotify Don’t stop Believin QUEEN is the ONLY other band at this point. Congratulations guys”.
Schon followed up by tweeting: “JOURNEY and QUEEN the Only 2 Bands Ever to Attain more then [sic] 1 Billion Streams individually for ‘Dont stop Believin’ and ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Cheers Friends”.
Wow!!! Thank you Fans!! We are Over 1 Billion Streams on Spotify Don’t stop Believin Queen is the ONLY other band at this point. Congratulations guys 🌎🎶🔊🔥🔥🔥🔥♾📢@NealSchonMusic @JourneyOfficial @TheJonathanCain @StevePerryMusic @Spotify pic.twitter.com/FKoinW7XpXFebruary 25, 2021
JOURNEY and QUEEN the Only 2 Bands Ever to Attain more then 1 Billion Streams individually for “Dont stop Believin” and “Bohemian Rhapsody” Cheers Friends ♾ pic.twitter.com/PdCa1nWIlRFebruary 25, 2021
Don’t Stop Believin’ is also the best-selling digital track from the 20th century, with over 7 million copies of the Escape anthem sold in the United States alone. And at the time of writing, it has a tidy 153,262,858 plays on YouTube too.
Pretty, pretty good.