Chance's #optimisticchallenge in response to Donald Trump inauguration spurs the song's 348 percent sales surge.
Another meme, another revived gospel hit.
The Sounds of Blackness' song "Optimistic," from their 1991 album The Evolution of Gospel, debuts on Billboard's Hot Gospel Songs chart (dated Feb. 4) at No. 15. The catalyst for its bow, more than 25 years after its original release? Chance the Rapper, a vocal supporter of Hillary Clinton during her presidential campaign, posted a clip on Twitter Jan. 19, dancing with friends to the song and dubbing it the #optimisticchallenge, encouraging his followers to stay positive during the inauguration of President Donald Trump (who was sworn in Jan. 20).