If Blink-182 wrote Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'," it would sound like this

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Ugh, this is like a nightmare to me. Those two particular bands represent the absolute worst impulses of their respective eras. Combining Steve Perry’s awful affect with Mark Hoppus’s is a crime against humanity.

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Still the best version:

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Pop Tv Cell Phone GIF by Schitt's Creek

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Hey now, that was clearly more of a Tom Delonge SoCal accent goin awn and awn and awn and awn in noyight.

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Sounds like Alex Melton is channeling Al Yankovic.

Here’s a better rendition imo.

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Journey has always been a guilty pleasure for me. But that was actually IMHO better

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Scooby Doo No GIF

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The only Journey song I can actually stand is “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart),” whose title I need to look up every time because I’ve either forgotten it or confuse which is the parenthetical. It’s such a great song with a dorky music video. All other Journey songs aspire for this and fail.

However, I appreciated this odd cover. It seems I appreciate Journey through filters. Like I can put up with "Don’t Stop Believin’’ in this Fallon clip, but probably only because of Will Farrell:

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That’s…not better.

And for the last damned time, there is no such place as “south” Detroit.

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always been a toss up for me, who is the worst band of all time, Journey or Phish?

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Well, there’s apparently a restaurant in Windsor, south of Detroit in the country of Canada, named South Detroit. Someone had to cash in on that line in the song. And the first review I saw for it stated quite plainly they only stopped in because of the song.

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Suffice it to say, once the border opens again, I will not be eating at that restaurant.

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Oh my :heart:

We are all graduating class journey song.

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Guess you’re not one of those streetlight people

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I hate both Journey and Blink 182, but this is somehow an improvement.

Now make it in the style of Rancid and you’ll really have something!

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I think Journey and Blink 182 are both fine for what they are but I agree that it was awfully kind of Melton to do such a service to both bands. If nothing else the drumming in this much more interesting to me than the original or any Blink-182 hit that I know (though admittedly I only know their initial hits and for all I know their drummer got great later)…

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Fairly successful, in that it sets my teeth on edge the way every terrible pop-punk abomination from the 90’s does.

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