Journey (sans Steve Perry, natch) went to “Today” to perform their resurgent anthem “Don’t Stop Believin” as part of the morning show’s summer concert series.
The song and the band came back into vogue after the HBO program “The Sopranos” closed the series with the tune. It has since been used in “Glee,” “Family Guy,” the Broadway musical “Rock of Ages” and at countless baseball stadiums.
In an additional bit of trivia, while “Don’t Stop Believin” never got higher than #9 on the U.S. Billboard chart, it has sold more than 4.5 million digital copies. This makes it the most downloaded song released in the 20th century.
The band also performed their classic power ballad “Faithfully” as well as (cue Rodney Dangerfield in “Caddyshack”) “Anyway you Want It” and their new single “City of Hope.”
Journey, which will celebrate 40 years together in 2013, is promoting their newest album “Eclipse.”
Here’s a video of their performance. Try not to sing along too loudly.