How Journey's 'Don't Stop Believin'' Became The Greatest Song Of The 20th Century

By Emily Morenz
Steve Perry of Journey performs at the Rosemont Horizon in Rosemont, Illinois, May 27, 1980. (Photo by Paul Natkin/Getty Images)

There are some songs that just make entire crowds belt out the entire lyrics together in unison, and Journey’s 1981 classic "Don’t Stop Believin'" always is definitely one of those tunes that ignites a massive sing-along. Ironically, when the song was first released it wasn’t nearly the hit it has become today as it only reached #9 on the US charts and didn’t even crack the Top 40 in the UK. With its exposure in a couple of television shows during recent decades, the tune is now the “best-selling track from the 20th Century” and over 7 million copies have been sold in the United States. It is pretty safe to say "Don’t Stop Believin'" has aged decently well. 

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