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Journey – Don’t Stop Believing (Live)

Just a small town girl, livin’ in a lonely world
She took the midnight train goin’ anywhere
Just a city boy, born and raised in south Detroit
He took the midnight train goin’ anywhere

A singer in a smokey room
A smell of wine and cheap perfume
For a smile they can share the night
It goes on and on and on and on

Strangers waiting, up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Streetlight people, living just to find emotion
Hiding, somewhere in the night

Working hard to get my fill,
Everybody wants a thrill
Payin’ anything to roll the dice,
Just one more time
Some will win, some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
Oh, the movie never ends
It goes on and on and on and on

(chorus)
Strangers waiting, up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Streetlight people, living just to find emotion
Hiding, somewhere in the night

Dont stop believin
Hold on to the feelin
Streetlight people
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“Don’t Stop Believing” is a song by the American rock band Journey. The song debuted on their 1981 album Escape. It is today considered the band’s signature song.

The song is well-known for its lyrics and its distinctive detuned piano introduction, described by All Music Guide as “one of the best opening keyboard riffs in rock.” Many compilation albums carrying the track (including some budget Journey “best of” releases) and several reissues of Escape list the track as “Don’t Stop Believin'” although the original title includes the “g”.

The opening stanza refers to “Just a city boy/Born and raised in South Detroit”. While South Detroit is geographically correct, locals usually refer to South Detroit as Downriver.

Popularity:
The song reached #8 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart, and #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. It also peaked at #62 on the UK singles chart. The song also has appeared in a number of film and television series, including The Wedding Singer, Monster, Shrek The Halls, The Comebacks and Scrubs.

In recent years, the song has received a major resurgence in popularity. The first evidence of this came during the 2005 World Series, when the Chicago White Sox adopted it as their unofficial second anthem (along with “Let’s Go, Go-Go White Sox”). In 2006, the song made appearances on both Family Guy and Laguna Beach in the same week. It surprisingly jumped to #8 on the iTunes charts after the unexpected exposure.

In 2007 the song also gained additional press for its use in the final scene of HBO’s The Sopranos. The scene from the series finale “Made in America” was later referenced and parodied by Family Guy, The Daily Show, ESPN, Celebrity Apprentice, the opening sequence of the 59th Primetime Emmy Awards and a campaign video for Hillary Clinton. The song also again charted on the Irish Top 20 singles chart. Steve Perry was initially hesitant in allowing the song to be used in the Sopranos finale.

This song was also used in the a Scrubs episode.

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25 Comments

  1. irisnefeli

    I never get tired …
    I never get tired of this song…

  2. CanadaForce

    lol
    lol

  3. machonixon

    tight pants
    tight pants

  4. OurVirtualJourney

    PLEASE CHECK OUT .. …
    PLEASE CHECK OUT ……

    OUR VIRTUAL JOURNEY ……playing this song .

  5. 666aceofbase

    This is a singer …
    This is a singer not Arnel Pineda …….Puaaaaagggggg

  6. chubbymosher700

    amen to that!!!!!! …
    amen to that!!!!!!
    im 13 (18 is just my youtube age)

  7. frogger40000

    best song ever
    best song ever

  8. gyrgrls

    My favorite live …
    My favorite live cap.
    Not even a quarter million views?

    Way, way better than the others.

    Classic AOR, at it’s best.

    And no, i DON’T agree that Steve’s replacement
    sounds ANYTHING like him.

    NOONE can or will replace Steve Perry.
    That’s not just my opinion – that’s FACTUAL

  9. IronMaidenFan823

    im 13 ….
    JOURNEY …

    im 13 ….
    JOURNEY ING ROCKS.

  10. margix

    if you like JOURNEY …
    if you like JOURNEY and this fantastic genre called AOR try to listen to this amazing new band WORK OF ART and their debut album ARTWORK,it’s really a masterpiece
    google myspace woa artwork

  11. antimorning

    I love this steve …
    I love this steve perry good job my friend Dylan also likes this song i’m Joyce and I’m 16 yrs old.

  12. elpajaro21

    Makes me remember …
    Makes me remember the good times in the 80’s. This is a timeless song.

  13. Sweezlballin

    amen to that!
    amen to that!

  14. bbgun69ers

    Epic…just Epic… …
    Epic…just Epic…..

  15. camaros4every1

    im 18 and i prefer …
    im 18 and i prefer eighties to this crap we have now a days

  16. abysmalcastellan

    @mattyman17: I know …
    @mattyman17: I know. It’s doing better this year than last few years ago. It has alreayd sold 100,000. What an achievement to a song which was over 20 years ago. XD

  17. microscopic

    where can i get a …
    where can i get a pair of jeans like these? Modern jeans are so low. I want a pair that goes up to my rib cage.

  18. allanpope1971

    oh top song!!!!!!!!!
    oh top song!!!!!!!!!

  19. AndreaRoseT

    LOVE !!! i am 18 …
    LOVE !!! i am 18 years old.. and i have been listenin to this sinse i was born ! i will always love this music .. till the day i die..

  20. 08bob13

    i just love it
    i just love it

  21. cpjc08

    amazing
    amazing

  22. TheVolcomKidd

    what a song much …
    what a song much better when perry sang it

  23. TeeSlade

    the best opening …
    the best opening ever =)

  24. mattyman17

    here in the uk, …
    here in the uk, this song is still number 68 in the singles charts
    o_0

  25. lawlor95

    who keeps spaming …
    who keeps spaming al these messages ers

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