The song also tops the LyricFind U.S. chart.
After the Chicago Cubs became World Series champions (in the early hours of Nov. 3) after their fabled 108-year title drought, Steve Goodman's 1984 anthem "Go, Cubs, Go" likewise ends a long journey, making Billboard's charts for the first time.
The Cubs' victory anthem, which plays at the end of every Cubs home win at Wrigley Field, enters the Pop Digital Song Sales chart (dated Nov. 19) at No. 21 and the Digital Song Sales chart at No. 49 with 15,000 downloads in the week ending Nov. 3, according to Nielsen Music, a 125 percent gain from the previous week.
"Go, Cubs, Go" also raked in 2.5 million U.S. streams in the tracking week (the bulk from YouTube clicks), a 110 percent increase. In all, the song's sales and streams (it garnered no significant airplay last week) also spark its debut at No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100's Bubbling Under chart.