I’m having a musical evening, evidently. This is really fun:
Guardian – Don’t Stop Believin’: the power ballad that refused to die
From Glee to The X Factor, Journey’s Don’t Stop Believin’ became inescapable in 2010. Dorian Lynskey on the 30-year-old track that slowly burned its way into our consciousness, by Dorian Lynskey
As Peter will tell you, Don’t Stop Believin is awesome because it’s awesome and Journey is awesome and always has been awesome. I think it’s kind of interesting that a 1980s big-hair-and-stadium cliche comes from an early-70s-Los-Angeles place like that.