The band earned its lone No. 1 album, 'Escape,' featuring 'Don't Stop Believin',' which has become the biggest-selling digital song recorded in the '80s.
FEW SONGS HAVE RESONATED MORE in recent pop culture than Journey's 1981 hit single, "Don't Stop Believin'."
The Chicago White Sox adopted it as an anthem during the team's 2005 march to its first World Series victory since 1917. The song served as the closing number for both the Broadway and film versions of the musical Rock of Ages, was covered by the cast of Fox's Glee and, most famously, played on a jukebox during the controversial final scene of the series finale of HBO's The Sopranos in 2007.
Twenty-six years earlier, the track, which was co-written by lead singer Steve Perry, keyboardist Jonathan Cain and guitarist Neal Schon, enjoyed its first run of success when it became one of four hit singles from the San Francisco band's first and only No. 1 album, Escape, which topped the Billboard 200 on Sept. 12, 1981.