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Don't Stop Believin' by Journey is featured in Pilot, the first episode of Season One. It is also the final performance of the first part of the series finale, in Season .does
How many times have you heard "Don't Stop Believin'" in the past 10 years? Probably a lot — and if you watch FOX's popular musical dramedy, you're going to hear it again tonight on Glee 's "New Directions," Part 2 of the series' two-part th episode event. Since tonight should be the very last time "Don't Stop Believin'" is ever played, performed, or used to end a series for the rest of time — we mean it, Ryan Murphy — we've put together a brief history of Steve Perry's hit about a city boy and his midnight train. Because you can't hate on something that you don't know anything about, people. Journey started as a jazz-rock band in San Francisco in to little success until they recruited their equally unsuccessful frontman, Perry, four years later. Their luck improved following Perry's recruitment and in keyboardist Jonathan Cain joined the band.
During Rachel and Finn's phonecall, Rachel calls Finn to ask him on advice for what song she should sing for her Funny Girl audition. He tells her that she's a unique talent and should sing something personal that brings back to the roots of her talent which inspires her to choose this song, as this song began the roots to her future and her leadership of the Glee Club with Finn. As Rachel takes to the stage with the song prepared, she tells the producers that she'll be singing a classic. Seeming overwhelmed, she begins to sing the song. Within seconds into the song, she imagines the Glee Club as it was four years ago when they performed the song. Kurt, Mercedes, Tina stand near the mics, vocalizing as Rachel smiles. She turns as she imagines Finn playing the drums and Artie playing the guitar.
The hit Fox series, which will take their final musical bow this Friday, has covered the classic 80's anthem four separate times, but the performance in the Glee pilot will go down in TV history as the show's signature moment. The funny thing is, that iconic scene was almost completely different! So what were the New Directions' original six supposed to be wearing in their big pilot finale? The costume designer, who has recently been lending her talents to the freaky fashion of American Horror Story , said that she and her assistant were left frantically running around Los Angeles trying to create the red-shirt ensemble. It looks like, 'Oh they're just wearing t-shirts' but the process that went into it was frantic. Eyric said that discovering each student's distinctive style was a challenge that both she and Murphy were excited to take on. It was difficult coming up with that formula in the beginning.
It became a number 9 hit on the Billboard Hot on its original release after entering the chart at position 56 on 31st October In the United Kingdom, the song was not a Top 40 hit on its original release; however, it reached number 6 in Mike DeGagne of AllMusic has described "Don't Stop Believin' " as a "perfect rock song"  and an "anthem", featuring "one of the best opening keyboard riffs in rock. While a majority of songs have a refrain that is repeated several times throughout the song, the true chorus to "Don't Stop Believin ' " as well as first mention of its title is not heard until the end of the song, with only left. The song's writers designated the musically similar sections before the chorus as the "pre-chorus. The song is played in the key of E major at a tempo of beats per minute. The vocal range is E 3 —C 5.
EXCLUSIVE: 'Glee's First 'Don't Stop Believin' Almost Looked Completely Different!
Hold on to that feeling. One time too many, if you ask most fans — but, in fact, Glee 's performed "Don't Stop Believin'" six times since it premiered in -