‘Sopranos’ Creator Chose Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ for Finale Because His Crew Hated It

‘Sopranos’ Creator Chose Journey’s ‘Don’t Stop Believin’ for Finale Because His Crew Hated It
Journey’s 1981 rock song “Don’t Stop Believin'” will forever be associated with “The Sopranos” series finale, and fans of the HBO series has the crew’s disdain for the single to thank for that. Speaking to Marc Maron on the “Wtf” podcast (via The Hollywood Reporter), “Sopranos” creator David Chase remembered his crew’s hostile reaction to his pitch for Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” to close out the Emmy-winning series. Chase said one crew member told him: “Don’t do that! Ugh. Fuck.”

“I didn’t know Journey was the answer,” Chase told Maron about the process of choosing “The Sopranos” series finale song. “In pre-production [for the final season], there was going to be a song at the end [Tony] was going to play in the jukebox. I was in the scout van with the department heads…and I had never done this before. I said, ‘Listen, I’m going to
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