Top 10 Best Journey Songs

The Top Ten
1 Don't Stop Believin'

Absolutely! This is not only the best Journey song but one of the top 10 rock songs ever. Every time this song comes on, people of all walks and music tastes stop and start belting out this song! Any song that can do that has elevated itself to music supremacy.

I love this song! I never get tired of listening to it because it's better than What Hurts The Most and My Wish. I still like My Wish and What Hurts The Most, but they are overplayed songs! By the way, I LOVE this song A LOT! Better than What Hurts The Most and My Wish (in my opinion).

2 Faithfully

The most heartfelt song ever written. This is definitely my favorite song on earth. This song is one of those songs that starts out slow and then has an amazing climax at the end, which not many songs have. It literally tears my heart out, and I want to cry every time I hear it, but in a good way.

Perry is the best singer in the world, and the way he holds a tune for as long as he does and hits the notes at the perfect pitch is definitely God-given! I wish he was still singing. Nobody can match him ever!

I honestly prefer Faithfully to Don't Stop Believin' because of its meaning. Don't get me wrong, the latter is a good song, but I find it overrated compared to this slow rock ballad. The song entails the troubles of marrying a band member. Its feeling slowly grows in intensity as the song does as well. I also love that guitar solo near the end.

3 Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)

The original is great, but Daughtry (Lzzy Hale) did a fantastic version of this classic Journey song. It was basically my family's favorite song that we could all enjoy and agree on.

Fun music video and vocals too.

Wow, I love this song! This is one of those songs I love turning way up and rolling down my windows, and I will have young and old singing with me. Seriously, it has happened so many times. Journey is my all-time favorite band, and I listen to their CDs every single day and never get sick of any of their music.

If Steve didn't sing, I don't think I would listen to it because his voice truly made that band! I miss you, Steve!

4 Any Way You Want It

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.

"Hi officer. Is everything alright?"
Marty, Madagascar 3

That is what my mind automatically goes to when I hear this song. The car chase scene from Madagascar 3.

Any Way You Want It is a classic badass rocker. Even people who aren't Journey fans will still rock out to it instead of changing the radio dial!

5 Wheel in the Sky

Holy crap! Steve's voice in this song is crystal clear! This is right when he joined the band, and his voice was perfect! Great lyrics too! I like his voice best when he sang Faithfully when it was seasoned a bit more and more manly, but either way, this guy truly has a voice that is a gift from God for all of us to hear. I think he is the best singer in the world, no kidding!

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.

6 Open Arms

I absolutely 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 you piano players out there, you should really go online and figure out how to play the intro. It's really pretty!

#7? Why is this so low? I am having this as my wedding song, and it's definitely my favorite Journey song with a phenomenal piano entrance! Drums and guitars every so often in the song sound great, and not to mention Steve Perry's lyrics are great!

7 Lights

This is by far their best song, no question about it. It is way better than Don't Stop Believin' and honestly just a perfect song overall.

The part at 1:07 is just amazing.

This is my obsession every now and then!

Just a perfect display of vocals.

8 Only the Young

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

This was and still is my top workout song. I used to run at night after work, when times were a bit safer.

'Only the Young' could keep me going that last mile.

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

9 Who's Crying Now

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. It blows away Separate Ways. This list is garbage, or rather, the voters are clueless.

My favorite Journey song. Steve Perry, with his awesome voice, almost hauntingly with emotion, sings Who's Crying Now.

Great lyrics, and to wrap it up, Schon's guitar solo at the end is the bomb!

I'm a true music connoisseur and a metal listener, but this song has got to be one of, if not the greatest song of all time, right up there with my most beloved metal songs.

10 Send Her My Love

Truthfully, I haven't heard this song in a long time, if at all, but the title conveys, "This is a song like 'Faithfully'."

I'm making a mental note to pull these up on YouTube.

I think I've commented on every song! They are all so good!

This is probably one of my top 5, amazing lyrics and Steve, oh Steve!

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

The Contenders
11 Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'

"Evolution" may not be one of the group's strongest albums, but it contains one bombastic power ballad, and it's one of the group's most underrated hits.

The entire song is a massive buildup to the explosive harmony vocals at the end, which consist of the classic "na-na-na" taunt being used to amazing effect. It's incredibly stupid, but it's definitely what sells it. If emo prog rock exists, then this is what I imagine it would sound like.

Keep those lighters up, people.

Powerful drum and bass to begin, major lead guitar and vocals in the middle, and pure awesome taunting at the end.

The na-nas in this song actually aren't just there for fun.

12 Be Good to Yourself

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?

This song really helped me when I would get down in the dumps. It really doesn't matter what others thought as long as I would be good to myself.

Excellent intro, amazing guitar solo, awesome lyrics, gets you hyper.

Great song to listen to on a sunny day.

13 Stone in Love

Awesome lead vocals by Perry, backed up by wonderful harmonies. But this song is all Neal Schon. Classic throaty guitar riff throughout with a soaring guitar solo outro. This song is very nearly the hallmark of Journey.

I agree, this is a very underappreciated song. Escape is just an amazing record. Nice guitar solo by Neal.

This song is often covered by other artists. If that's not an accomplishment, I don't know what is.

This is my all-time favorite Journey song. It brings back memories of the first beautiful girl I was with when I was in my youth.

Few songs convey such vivid imagery and feeling as this song.

14 Suzanne

A big hit that sadly fell through the cracks.

15 Girl Can't Help It

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 backup vocals for this song - laugh out loud.

Yes, currently at 12, the song is underrated. I think it's one of the highlight songs of their career. The guitar is incredibly good. I think Neal Schon's best guitar solo. The vocal harmonies are also great, with Steve Perry doing a memorable job with the vocals.

16 Ask the Lonely

This is very sad, seeing this at number 27. In my opinion, it should be in the top 5.

Unfortunately, it's not as well-known as others, such as Don't Stop Believin'. But I think this has one of the best messages.

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

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

17 Chain Reaction

I really like "Chain Reaction" too 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," is a deep expression of the negative aspects of what a relationship not going right can do to a person.

The emptiness of the "What now?" theme sort of expresses this. It's a sophisticated view, suitable for a thinking, adult person, with the music being a perfect match.

Whatever people say about Journey, complaining about them being a corporate rock band, you can't argue against their musical sophistication and the tight quality of their presentation. This polish is lacking in many other bands. Whatever Journey did, they did it well, whether you like the song or not.

18 I'll Be Alright Without You

Such a banger of a song. Always loved the vocal range on the song by Steve.

This song is a fun one to have stuck in my head.

The bass line in this song is so classy and orgasmic. Props to Ross on this one.

The bass really sets the mood.

Number 60! This is unbelievable. It's in my top 3. Why is it ranked this low?

19 When I Think of You

I believe Steve wrote this beautiful song for his mother, Mary.

The guitar solo is pretty awesome in this one!

One of my favorite guitar solos and instrumentals by Journey.

20 After All These Years

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

What a beautiful song with passion for long-lasting love.

Their best song since Faithfully.

21 The Eyes of a Woman

Beautiful piano. Steve is excellent as usual!

22 Escape

Escape not even in the top 20? That's criminal! It's one of the more creative and powerful, musically complex 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.

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.

This song is absolutely amazing and epic. This is top-ten worthy.

23 Mother, Father

This song and "Worlds Apart" make Journey with Steve Perry, in my opinion, musical giants. Lyrical strength, awesome singing performance, great guitar.

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.

24 Keep On Runnin'
25 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 higher on the list.

Top 10, or hell, even Top 5 for me!

Easily top 10 for me. I'm not sure why this song doesn't get more recognition.

31? This song should be in the top five.

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