I’m really enjoying the Talking Sopranos podcast at the moment.
Michael Imperioli (Christopher) and Steve Schrippa (Baccala) are reviewing one episode per show and its great listening if you are/were a fan of the show.
David Chase created the show, and he was a guest on the podcast for a Holiday Special recently.
The lads asked him about the choice of Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ as the song for the very last scene of the last episode of the show.
He said he had three options. Al Green’s Love and Happiness would have been a cooler choice – indeed the first three people to whom he mentioned the Journey tune cringed at the thought of it.
Because Journey and this song in particular are guilty pleasures for many people.
But he went with his gut. Because sometimes you need to listen to what trusted people around you say. And other times you need to ignore them and go with your gut.
It can be difficult to know how to tell the difference. But the more you do it the better you will get at it.
And the ending of the show will never be forgotten.