Journey - Don't Stop Believin'

First performance: 13/05/2013


Coverinfo

Bruce performed the song only once:
 
 
Sting and Trudie Styler’s annual Rainforest Foundation Benefit. Bruce performs two tracks including Bryan Adams’ "Cuts Like A Knife" before joining an eclectic selection of performers on stage (Elton John, Lady Gaga, Sting, Shirley Bassey and Debbie Harry) for the final blowout – Journey’s "Don’t Stop Believin'". (The theme for the evening was "80s Nostalgia").

Sting announcing the song :
 
"Let’s start with the Boss, Bruce Springsteen" …. give it up for Lady Gaga”... Lady Shirley Bassey …Debbie Harry ….Sting: "So I said to Bruce, I said  "What do you wanna finish with?"…he said this song, I said "I don’t know that song," he said "Everyone in the country knows but you" …
 
 
 

Songinfo

"Don't Stop Believin'" is a song by American rock band Journey, originally released as the second single from their seventh album Escape (1981). Mike DeGagne of AllMusic has described "Don't Stop Believin'" as a "perfect rock song" and an "anthem", featuring "one of the best opening keyboard riffs in rock." It is the best-selling digital track from the 20th century with over 7 million copies sold in the United States. While a majority of songs have a refrain that is repeated several times throughout the song, the true chorus to "Don't Stop Believin'" (as well as first mention of its title) is not heard until the end of the song, with only 0:50 left. The song's writers designated the musically similar sections before the chorus as the "pre-chorus." The title of the song came from something keyboardist Jonathan Cain's father frequently told him when he was a struggling musician living on Los Angeles' Sunset Boulevard ready to give up because he was not having success in the music industry. Each time he would call home in despair, his father would tell him, "Don't stop believing or you're done, dude." In 2007, the song gained press coverage and a sharp growth in popularity for its use in the famous final scene of HBO's The Sopranos series finale "Made in America."
 
 
 

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

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
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
Streetlights, 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
Strangers waiting
Up and down the boulevard
Their shadows searching in the night
Streetlights, people
Living just to find emotion
Hiding somewhere in the night
Don't stop believin'
Hold on to the feelin'
Streetlights, people
Don't stop believin'
Hold on
Streetlights, people
Don't stop believin'
Hold on to the feelin'
Streetlights, people