“Don’t Stop Believin’” has an indelible and significant place in music history as the “Most Downloaded Song,” of the legendary rock band Journey.
There are various versions of “Don’t Stop Believin’” because it has become a national anthem of sorts. It is one song that Journey cannot do without during concerts. It is also the final song in their set list.
Anyone can connect with the quintessential song because it inspires everyone to never stop believing in themselves and their dreams. It motivates people to be optimistic in the face of adversity and misery.
The current frontman of Journey, Arnel Pineda, lives the lyrics of the song with his rags to riches story.
“A singer in a smoky bar, the smell of cheap perfume…”
“Don’t stop believin’ Hold on to the feelin’ Streetlights people…”
Here are videos of Cory Monteith singing with the GLEE cast, another one by previous Lead Singer, Steve Perry, and two videos by current Frontman, Arnel Pineda.
“Don’t Stop Believin’” has been sung on stage plays, TV series, reality TV shows and concerts, and it is never boring to hear it played over and over because of its catchy tune and engaging melody.
One cover video to note is that of teen singer Sam Tsui, who got, an impressive, more than 33 million views.
Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” would transcend the generation of today into the next. It would continue to be the national anthem of around the globe by Journey music lovers.