Don't Stop Believing - Journey
Song Lyrics, Chart History, Artist Information

  • Written and originally performed by Journey (Steve Perry, Jonathan Cain, Ross Vallory, Steve Smith, & Neil Schon)
  • Formed in 1973 as a jazz influenced progressive rock band, Journey's direction as one of rock's most successful bands began in 1978 with the arrival of frontman and lead vocalist Steve Perry
  • Although critics, particularly the highbrows at Rolling Stone Magazine, were (and continue to be) harsh and incredibly negative about the band's music, the 18 Top 40 hits and the sold out arenas worldwide tend to demonstrate just how out of touch the "critics" can really be
  • Their "Greatest Hits album has sold over 14 million copies
  • Don't Stop Believin' reached #9 on the Billboard Top 40 chart in 1981, remaining on the chart for 13 weeks, and peaking the week of 11/7/81 
  • The song was originally released on the band's album "Escape"
  • The song was the 6th of 18 Top 40 hits for the band
  • It was the first song that featured keyboardist Jonathan Cain, who had replaced Greg Rollie
  • When "Don't Stop Believin'" appeared on MTV's Laguna beach, the song jumped to the top 10 most songs sold on the iTunes network
  • The song became the theme song for the 2005 Chicago White Sox, who led the league the entire season and swept the World Series to win four straight games and win the World Series for the first time since 1917
  • The "All Music Guide" describes the song as having "one of the best opening keyboard riffs in rock
  • The song has been featured and used on many TV episodes and in the movies, including the movies "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" starring Will Farrell, "View From The Top" starring Gwyneth Paltrow, and the TV series "Laguna Beach", "Family Guy", "South Park", and "Scrubs"

Other Songs by Journey performed by Oracle Band:

Song Lyrics - Don't Stop Believin'

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 smoky room, 
The 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

Don't stop believin'
Hold on to the feelin'
Streetlight people

Don't stop believin'
Hold on to the feelin'
Streetlight people

Don't stop believin'
Hold on to the feelin'
Streetlight people

Note that the lyrics posted here are those as interpreted and performed by The Oracle Band. In a few cases we have taken some liberties with the lyrics to make them more appropriate for tasteful gatherings. Their use here is intended as an aid for people in selecting music for their wedding reception or private party, and may not be reproduced for any commercial, for-profit use.

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One of Journey's most successful albums, includes many songs that went on to be hits, including:

* Don't Stop Believin
* Stone In Love
* Who's Crying Now
* Open Arms
* Keep on Runnin
*...and 9 more!


Journey's Greatest Hits
This is a fabulous album.  If you like Journey, you'll love this collection of all their greatest songs spanning a decade of hits


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