"...but the melody lingers on." --Irving Berlin
These words rang so true last Sunday night as America watched the final episode of "The Sopranos." There are still raging arguments about that final scene, especially the music choice, "Don't Stop Believin" by Journey.
Well, Journey's Steve Perry, Jonathan Cane, and Neal Schon don't care. It's a compliment to them, and the fact that the show ended on a happy/ambiguous note (depending on your interpretation, of course) works for them.
"The Sopranos" has long been a wonderful showcase for Classic Rock, thanks in large part to the taste of Chase and Tony Soprano. Earlier in the final episode, Vanilla Fudge's cover of the Supremes' "You Keep Me Hanging On" played a prominent role in setting the mood.
Editor's note: "Don't Stop Believin'" is #192 most-played in Mediabase's Classic Rock chart; it's #20 on their AC chart.