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Josh Groban Hit Song "Believe" Propels "The Polar Express" Soundtrack


BURBANK, CA -- 11/19/2004 -- “Believe,” the new song by Josh Groban from “The Polar Express: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” on Warner Sunset/Reprise Records, is shaping up as a major holiday hit on radio stations across the country. The album is also becoming a best-selling album in stores. Released on November 2nd, the soundtrack had a 133% jump in sales during its second week, more than doubling those from the first week.

The inspiring track, performed by acclaimed baritone Josh Groban (whose new CD/DVD “Live At The Greek,” is set for release November 30th) has recently jumped to the top of the Most Added chart for Mainstream Adult Contemporary Radio, with a phenomenal 33 adds in a single week (by comparison, the number two most added song managed only eights adds.) “Believe” recently racked up 13 new stations to bring its grand total to 46, including adds in such top radio markets as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington DC, Minneapolis and Atlanta.

Spotlighting new songs by Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri, “The Polar Express: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” includes a performance of “Hot Chocolate” by the film’s star Tom Hanks, as well as “Rockin’ On Top Of The World,” sung by Steven Tyler. Also featured is an Alan Silvestri performance, “Spirit Of The Season,” and “When Christmas Comes To Town,” sung by Matthew Hall and Meagan Moore. Among the holiday classics spotlighted on “The Polar Express: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack” are “White Christmas” by Bing Crosby, “Winter Wonderland” by The Andrews Sisters, Kate Smith’s “Silver Bells,” “It’s Beginning To A Lot Look Like Christmas” as performed by Perry Como and The Fontaine Sisters, Frank Sinatra’s rendition of “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” and “Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)” by Bing Crosby and The Andrews Sisters.


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