Update: Does Journey Stay in the Top 25 Without Wal Mart?

Journey, with new lead singer Arnel Pineda , has been in the Top 25 on the Billboard Album chart for nine weeks with their latest, Revelation. This week they are at number 23 on the Top 200 Album chart and number 1 on the Independent Album chart. They are still outselling new releases by Alanis Morissette, Nine Inch Nails, Motley Crue, Jason Mraz, Usher, Weezer, The Offspring, Jewel, Vanessa Hudgens from High School Musical fame, and yes, Alice Cooper.

As we have said before, the Wal Mart strategy was genius. Radio refuses to play any new stuff by guys like Journey, so there is no way Revelation would be in the Top 25 for one week, let alone nine, if it didn’t get the push it received at the store. 

We here at 30 Days Out are very interested to see if this same strategy will be successful for AC/DC, who is coming exclusively to a Wal Mart near you in the very near future.  The Police will be selling a live CD/DVD from their “last” tour exclusively at Best Buy, but honestly I don’t think it’s going to have the same impact.

I really can’t wait to walk into Wal Mart and hear AC/DC blasting all over the place. The Aussie rockers might just knock out the remaining teeth of most of the customers. Don’t Stop Believin’.

MP3: “Change For The Better” by Journey

YouTube: Faithfully (with Arnel Pineda)

YouTube: Don’t Stop Believin’ (with Arnel Pineda)

Journey Official Website

One Response to “Update: Does Journey Stay in the Top 25 Without Wal Mart?”

  1. […] 30 Days Out writes about Journey’ Revelation: Journey, with new lead singer Arnel Pineda (who I actually saw at LAX a couple of weeks ago), has been in the Top 20 on the Billboard Album chart for six weeks with their latest, Revelation. This week they are at number 18, up from 19 last week. They are outselling new releases by Alanis Morissette, Motley Crue, Jason Mraz, Weezer, The Offspring, Jewel, Ashanti and Vanessa Hudgens from High School Musical fame. Categories: Articles Tags: 30 days out, article […]

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