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This article is about Don't Stop Believin'. You may be looking for the version sung in Journey, the version sung on The X-Factor, the version sung by Rachel Berry or the version sung in New Directions.
Don't Stop Believin'
Don't Stop Believin' 2
Album: Glee: The Music, Volume 1, Glee: The Music, The Complete Season One, Glee: The Music, Best of Season One, and Glee: The 3D Concert Movie Motion Picture Soundtrack
Released: May 19, 2009
By: Journey
Sung by: New Directions
Solos: Finn and Rachel
Place: The April Rhodes Civic Pavilion
Episode: Pilot

Don't Stop Believin' by Journey is featured in Pilot, the first episode of Season One. It is sung by the New Directions with solos by Finn and Rachel.

The New Directions perform this song in the school auditorium to show their unity as a group while Will watches them from afar with a smile on his face. Little do they know, Puck, Sue, Quinn, and Santana are also watching them. It is one of the show's most prominent songs during Season One and has since become one of the series' most recognizable songs. The first song sung by Finn and Rachel together.

Lyrics

Finn:
Just a small town girl
Livin' in a lonely world
She took the midnight train
Goin' anywhere

Rachel:
Just a city boy
Born and raised in South Detroit
He took the midnight train
Goin' anywhere

Finn:
A singer in a smoky room

Rachel:
A smell of wine and cheap perfume

Rachel and Finn:
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
Streetlight
People
Livin' just to find emotion
Hiding
Somewhere in the night

Rachel:
Workin' hard to get my fill
Everybody wants a thrill

Rachel and Finn:
Payin' anything to roll the dice
Just one more time

Rachel:
Some will win

Rachel and Finn with New Directions:
Some will lose
Some were born to sing the blues
And now 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
Streetlight
People
Livin' just to find emotion
Hiding
Somewhere in the night
Don't stop believin'

Rachel and Finn:
Hold on to that feelin'

Rachel and Finn with New Directions:
Street lights people, oh, woah, ohh
Don't stop believin'

Rachel and Finn:
Hold on to that feelin'

Rachel and Finn with New Directions:
Street lights people, oh, woah, ohh
Don't stop!

Trivia

  • This is the first released song by the New Directions. It is also the first released duet of the series.
  • This is the first single released from the first soundtrack of the series, Glee: The Music, Volume 1.
  • This song has been covered six times on the show. The first version in the Pilot episode, a version by Finn and Quinn in The Rhodes Not Taken, again in Sectionals by Haverbrook School for the Deaf, another in the Regionals competition in Journey, again in Sweet Dreams as Rachel's audition song for Funny Girl, and again in New Directions to say a final goodbye to the glee club.
    • Coincidentally, Rachel is a soloist in each released version.
  • In the fourth season episode, Dynamic Duets, the New Directions used similar outfits in their performance of Some Nights.
  • This version sold over 1 million downloads on iTunes, making it the most successful song of the series.
  • The original was used as background music in Journey.
  • This came second in a poll to find the "Best Glee Song of All Time" by TV Line readers in July 2011, losing out to I Feel Pretty/Unpretty.
  • Ian originally thought that they shouldn't have used this song since it was too overplayed. Source
  • The move in which the characters throw their hands into the air is a reference to West Side Story. Source
  • The performance was filmed in a day and a half. Source
  • The gang, after shooting their coverage, were behaving so terribly that they got yelled at for the first time. Source

Errors

  • When Rachel sings the line "He took the midnight train going anywhere" and lifts her arm up, her palm is facing downward; in the next shot, her palm is facing sideways.
  • During the performance,when Mercedes, Kurt And Tina approach the microphones,they are in the order (from left to right) Tina, Mercedes and Kurt. Later when the scene changes the order changes to (from left to right) Kurt, Mercedes and Tina.
  • During the performance, as Finn finishes playing the drums, he stands up and hands the drumsticks to the drummer, but we still hear the drums while there is clearly no one playing.
  • During the performance, Will can be seen watching the performance from afar but in the next few seconds, Will is seen entering the auditorium again.

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Videos

Journey - Don't Stop Believing Lyrics(04:11)
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