On April 12, Billboard published a list of the ten most popular songs from the hit US television show Glee, based on US digital sales of the tracks. The cast's rendition of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'' is by far the most downloaded song so far with nearly 700,000 downloads, followed by Queen's "Somebody to Love" and "Defying Gravity" from Spring Awakening.
Other top downloads include the cast's covers of Neil Diamond's "Sweet Caroline" and Celine Dion's "Taking Chances" as well as a rendition of Heart's "Alone" by guest star Kristin Chenoweth.
Top ten Glee downloads, based on data from Nielsen SoundScan:
1. "Don't Stop Believin'' (698,000 downloads)
2. "Somebody To Love" (242,000)
3. "Defying Gravity" (237,000)
4. "It's My Life'/'Confessions Part II" (233,000)
5. "Halo'/'Walking On Sunshine" (227,000)
6. "Take A Bow" (150,000)
7. "Sweet Caroline" (141,000)
8. "Keep Holding On" (132,000)
9. "Taking Chances" (130,000)
10. "Alone" (125,000)
The musical series
Glee, about a high school singing club, launched on US television in May 2009 and now airs in more than 20 countries. Two albums have so far been released featuring the
Glee cast; the first two sold half a million copies each in the US, and the first, the only one out so far in the UK, reached number one on the UK album chart. A third album,
The Power of Madonna, is due out April 20 in the US and April 26 internationally.
Find YouTube links for the top ten Glee performances at http://www.billboard.com/features/video-the-10-most-popular-glee-performances-1004082570.story.