Best Journey Songs


The Top Ten

1 Don't Stop Believin'

A very good example of rock ballad with a fuse of hard rock and with the soulful guitaring of Neal Schon. Everyone should bow to this song when it comes to Journey.

This and Faithfully are the best songs ever!

I love this song.

Gets me pumped before doing anything!

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2 Faithfully

The closest thing to perfection ever recorded

Hard to choose but this is the one I think of most often when I think of Journey.

Extremely motivating and well-written lyrics.
Melody is very catchy.

Don't Stop Believing is for the people who only know that Journey song...real fans know that this is their best!

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3 Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)

I immediately fell in love with this song

My favorite Journey song. Awesome song.

My favorite!

THIS is the best Journey song, not Don't Stop Believing. Don't Stop Believing just has the most votes, because it is the one song every one thinks of when they hear Journey, and because of how memed it is.

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4 Any Way You Want It

Much much better than don't stop believen' this song has the catchy chorus and a great solo as well!

Great tune

This was the first Journey song I listened to, I loved the kind of immediate start, the guitar riffs and solo, and Steve Perry is just great in this song.

The most amazing harmony intro to any song ever

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5 Open Arms

Every time I hear this song I think of the movie date movie. You know the part when grant and juilia are in the elevator and then the other 2 people come in and then they start having sex in the elevator? HA HA HA HA HA HA SO FUNNY.

I absolutly love this song! It's most definitely in my top 3 favorite Journey songs! Open arms, Faithfully, and After All These Years are the top 3! Oh, and for all of you piano players out there, you should really go online and figure out how to play the intro. It's really pretty!


Steve Perry can hit the impossible high notes, and this song goes to prove what range he has.

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6 Wheel in the Sky

Has to be higher on the list

Fantastic track!

How is this not higher on the list? This is definitely one of Journey's most awesome songs. The intro to this song is amazing!

This is totally my favorite Journey song. I think it deserves to be far higher up on the list.

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7 Lights

I want this to be my wife and my song

Great song bout San Francisco

Just a perfect display of vocals.

I love this song such good vibes

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8 Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'

This song rocks, has a great story/theme, and ends will a wonderful rolling chant that will always have me singing along to the end.

This song is so underrated :( - KillerQueen1774

Best song without a doubt, don't stop believing is great but to popular this song is way more soul full you can really jam out to it

Powerful drum/bass to begin, major lead guitar/vocals in the middle, and pure awesome taunting at the the end. The na-nas in this song actually aren't just there for fun.

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9 Send Her My Love

Most underrated Journey song ever...far superior to the overrated (and overplayed) Faithfully.

Makes you think about the girl you love and miss amazing vocals and guitar thanks Steve and Neil

Perfect song in all music aspects!

Should definitely be top 10! Great song!

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10 Only the Young

Should be ranked much higher - amazing voice lifts you up

There are many songs from journey that don't get the recognition they should, not just the music, but the lyrics
The group stand alone in expertise in their field. How I wish I could play half as well as any of them, especially Neil schon,

This song takes be back. It makes me feel young again. So many memories...

Opening song to the movie Vision Quest...Great song. Great movie!

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The Contenders

11 Who's Crying Now

Awesome song

Just listen to it. Easily in the top 5. Great lyrics, melody, and flow. The ending may be the best part. Forget the POP aspect. Blows away Separate Ways. This list is garbage (or rather, the voters are clueless).

Love it!

A great track from escape

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12 Girl Can't Help It

This is one best songs they came out with ever since Steve Perry came back to fold from doing his solo album.

This song is underrated! The music, lyrics, and vocals are all so perfect. Steve Perry truly has a "golden voice" and this song showcases his immense talent. And, as an interesting sidebar, Randy Jackson (from American Idol fame) played bass and sang back-up vocals for this song - laugh out loud.

Should be number -- 1 -- says it all.

Yes, currently at 12, the song is underrated. I think it's one of the highlight songs of their career, the guitar incredibly good, I think Neal Schon's best guitar break solo. The vocal harmonies are also great, not only Steve Perry doing a memorable job with the vocals.

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13 Be Good to Yourself

Great song, great guitar work by neal schon

Excellent intro, amazing guitar solo, awesome lyrics, gets you hyper. Great song to listen to on a sunny day

A powerhouse of a track.

Totally 80s rock journey has changed throughout the years (the style) I love it all. Why make a list of top journey songs when people might as well love every journey song like I do?

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14 Stone in Love

This comment below was attached to "Girl Can't Help It," but was meant for "Stone in Love." Must have clicked the wrong comment button. Sorry! (Wish we could edit our goof ups... Could this comment be deleted from "Girl Can't Help It"? It doesn't fit that song, is misleading and doesn't make much sense.)

Yes, currently at 12, the song is underrated. I think it's one of the highlight songs of their career, the guitar incredibly good, I think Neal Schon's best guitar break solo. The vocal harmonies are also great, not only Steve Perry doing a memorable job with the vocals.

Great Song # AWESOME

How is this number 14, currently. Should be easily in top 5. Extremely underrated!

This song is so good! It shows the heavier side of Journey and is one of Steve Perry’s best vocal songs! The intro with his guitar riff and the piano bridge into the solo are awesome! - CalebMusic

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15 Mother, Father

This song, from the album Escape, is my personal favorite. It is not highly known outside of Journey fandom, but it is extraordinary and really highlights Steve Perry's strengths. The very end is particularly impressive. Steve Perry has said that it is the most difficult Journey song to sing. Neal Schon has also said that it is his favorite journey song to play, at least it was when the interview took place.

Why is this not higher! Lyrically this is Steve's best ever! Nobody can and will ever be able to sing it as well as he did. Everyone should watch him sing this live and tell me you don't stop breathing when he sings, it is amazing how long he can carry his voice and a tune! Amazing voice and lyrics. Very moving! Watch him sing this everyone, please!

Mother Father is one of my favorite Journey songs. It is on side B of their record E5C4P3 (Escape), the only album to go to #1. The song features intense vocals, displaying clearly the talent of their lead singer Steve Perry. This is not the kind of song one could simply hum along with, as it has a difficult to follow melody and an insane range. Every time I hear Mother Father I find myself in awe as Perry hits these crazy high notes. The instrumentals in the song are very good, too. I especially like the piano playing at the beginning and end.

Steve Perry at his vocal best hitting unworthy notes! Schon guitar was outrageous!

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16 Suzanne

A big hit that sadly fell through the cracks.

Great build up to the chorus!

Great song!

17 Ask the Lonely

This is very sad seeing this at number 27. In my opinion it should be in the top 5. Unfortunately its not as well know as the others such as don't stop believing. But I think this has one of the best messages.

Are you joking? How is this not in the top 5, top 10? This song is fantastic and has great lyrics.

This should be way higher. Totally underrated, better than even Separate Ways if you ask me!

Its not 27 anymore

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18 When I Think of You

I believe Steve wrote this beautiful song for his Mother Mary.

Amazing Song Beautiful as well! - Curti2594

The guitar solo is pretty awesome in this one! - Curti2594

19 The Eyes of a Woman

Beautiful piano. Steve is excellent as usual!

20 I'll Be Alright Without You

60! This is unbelievable, it's in my top 3, why the hell it's ranked this low

This song is amazing it shouldn't be this low

This shouldn't be lower than the top ten. this is disgraceful

A good ballad a classic

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21 After All These Years

This is their best song!

A song of yesterday, today and tomorrow. Amazing new song that touch everyone's heart and soul.

Love This New Song And Amazing Solo And Singing - mneilan

I love this song, Its very inspiring song I ever heard

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22 Keep On Runnin'
23 Feeling that Way

Feeling that way/anytime should be top 10 easily, but a person would have to get past the commercialism (sarcasm) of the popular picks and dig deeper into Journeys song catalog to find this gem. It's sooo smooth. Great harmony..even when performed live! (check out YouTube). Great vocals all around. The dual leads are nice change up from "Perry power" all the time. Vocal contrast between the two lead singers makes for a interesting journey (pardon the pun! ). This is the kind of singing Perry's voice was made for before he damaged it. He shows restraint and sings with the kind of natural soul his vocal is best at.

If you've never listened to this song, listen to it. I think it should be in the top 15

When Feeling That Way is coupled with Anytime, this duo is unstoppable. Perry's first album with Journey was a slam dunk.

It's just so good, the two lead singer mesh so well together.

24 Edge of the Blade

Probably their most underrated song. Should be much higher because this is probably Neal's best performance - bigbubba2001

This is definitely their most underrated (besides troubled child) and energetic song.

25 Look Into the Future
26 In My Lonely Feeling/Conversations
27 Escape

Escape not even in the top 20? That's criminal! It's one of the more creative and powerful, musically complex in a great way, rock songs ever, filled with a youthful, optimistic energy and joy at taking on life, head-on. The song has everything, and it's not another stupid rock song about sex.

This song gets you pumped. Once you hear the first 2 seconds

Journey is probably the most loved band of all time. They are so professional. Love the pounding of the keyboards on this song. It takes me higher. Should be in the top ten.

The end is like a firework finale

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28 Of a Lifetime

Journey's music was so good before Steve Perry joined the band

best. nr.1

29 Anytime

How can you not love this as soon as feeling that wya ends... u must be nuts... 99% of the OG Journey (1978-1996) (of course there was the original journey form the early 70s but Steve Perry made journey into if not the best, tied for best band EVER. Period. Steve Perry is undoubtedly the best singer to ever walk this earth. I was born October 98 my kids better have the same music taste I do, lmao

How the hell is this not higher? Have any of you actually heard this song it is firkin awesome!

Everyone around where this plays, all start singing it; so, why did it only rank 29th? Duh...

Gregg Rolie on keyboard lead vocals.

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30 Chain Reaction

Really like Chain Reaction, also, and think it's too far down on the list. It's hard driving and unusual, in the "love gone south" vein of songs, that lyric, "Love's a viper, steals your soul" a deep expression of negative aspects of what a relationship not going right can do to a person, which the emptiness of the "What now? " sort of theme expresses. It's a sophisticated view, for a thinking, adult person, and the music a perfect match. Whatever people say, complaining of Journey being, as if, a corporate rock band, you can argue against their musical sophistication and tight quality of presentation, polish lacking in many, many other bands. Whatever Journey did, they did it well, like the song or not.

Correction, please, to a comment just a made, "you CAN'T argue with their..." The next song on the list at 25, Too Late, expresses what it is to be typing at this hour! Nice website, by the way.

Love this song it gets you pumped up!

Another monumental Journey song too far down in the list.

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31 Dead or Alive
32 In the Morning Day
33 When You Love a Woman

One of the most beautiful songs I have heard from Journey. Simply Steve Perry at his best!

25! Should definitely be from the top 10! Sound of Jonathon's Cain piano and violins are beautifully harmonizing. Neal Schon's small pieces yet amazing solo parts. Steve Smith's soft drum beats. And of course not to mention Perry's beautiful voice!

Awesome song I just love, it should've been in the top 10

Should be much higher on the list, beautiful song!

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34 Somethin' to Hide
35 After the Fall

One of my favorites also, if not favorite Journey song. It belongs in the top 5, beautiful melody with powerful harmonies, soulful: the song has everything. It's one of those rare songs that puts me in a place, something deeply resonant about it. I actually don't care for the syrupy, mawkish, slow ballads, but this less boisterous and more subtle song is a real gem.

This is one of my favorites by journey

So Many good ones, but this does not get onough love

36 Happy to Give

Way too low, I can listen to this song for days on end.

37 Faith In the Heartland
38 Don't Be Down on Me Baby

Mature love song that should be ranked much higher

39 Every Generation
40 Patiently

Love it! Listen do ya have ears? TOP 10 Quality hear.

Lovely mellow start then great guitar.Should be higher on list.

41 Still They Ride

Outstanding song. It just always puts me in a good mood. I don't know what it is about it, but it should be much much higher on the list. Top 10, or hell, even Top 5 for me!

Best Journey song by far.

31? This song should be in the top five.

This song is much better than #31.

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42 Why Can't This Night Go On Forever?

How is this number 76?! This song is so powerful, and unfortunately it's always forgotten about. I'd put this right up there with Faithfully!

One of my favorites! How is it so low!?

43 What I Needed
44 Once You Love Somebody
45 Troubled Child

Amazing vocals. This song is underrated. Sadly since not many people listen to albums but rather just greatest hits not many people know this song. Easily top 10

Should be higher up the list

46 Moon Theme
47 Winds of March

Should be MUCH higher! This isn't just an incredible Journey song, but one of the most Epic Songs of all time! EXTREMELY UNDERRATED!

I agree this should be WAY much higher. I dare anyone to listen to pre-comercial Journey at its best and not think of this to be their rock anthem, like Bohemian Rapsodt is to Queen os Stairway to Heaven to Led Zep. True, Don’t Stop Believing is a crowd pleaser, but if you are looking for Journey musicianship at it best, don’t look any further!

48 Stay Awhile

Beautiful song worthy of a much higher ranking.

49 City of Hope

I understand this is not a song Steve Perry sings, but Arnel sounds exactly like him in this song. Top 10 worthy song indeed with strong lyrics and great guitars and drums

I like this song very inspiring! Great song...

Great song, great vocals by arnel pineda!

Ok not a popular one, but this song gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it. I'm listening to it right now in fact. This song needs to be in the top 20 at least. amazing song and one of my favorites.

50 Destiny
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