Don't Stop Believin'

By: Marissa Schroder & Kate Freakley

Noran M. Abd Elmonsef

Don't Stop Believing Glee cast ''Rachel & Finn'' by Noran M. Abd Elmonsef
Original GLEE arrangement by ADAM ANDERS and TIM DAVIS


Words and music by JOURNEY

How Many Parts?

Three Parts:


  • Soprano
  • Alto
  • Baritone

Time Signature

  • Common Time
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Background Information

Journey's most enduring song, this track has a unique structure, which helps it stick in your mind. Where most songs have a chorus that's repeated several times, "Don't Stop Believin'" brings in its chorus only at the end. The structure goes: instrumental, first verse, instrumental, second verse, first pre-chorus, instrumental, third verse, second pre-chorus, instrumental, and then finally the chorus until fade-out.

Interesting Facts!

Over 27 years after it was released, it's iTunes' most-downloaded 20th-century song. VH1's Greatest Songs of the '80s ranked it #11. It charted in the US at #9 and the UK at #62, Billboard Hot 100 chart at #9, and Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart at #8.