Only Mark E. Smith Can Stop “Don’t Stop Believing”

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Former Journey vocalist Steve Perry (above)is already on record criticizing the Los Angeles Dodgers for “hijacking” his multi-generational smash, “Don’t Stop Believing” as the chosen aural entertainment during the middle of the 8th inning at Chavez Ravine. More than a year later, Dodger Thoughts’ Jon Wiseman joins Perry’s chorus ;

It has always been a mixed blessing at best, given the fact that singer Steve Perry is an avowed Giants fan. San Francisco began using the song itself as its own anthem, and now that the Giants are in the National League Championship Series, it’s going to get even more exposure as a San Francisco treat.

It’s true that “Don’t Stop Believin’” has energized the crowd at Dodger Stadium ” not to mention the life of Jameson Moss ” but are really to believe that it’s the only song that can do the job? There’s no reason for this song to have dueling citizenship.

Moss and David Hasselhoff did a memorable air duet of “Don’t Stop Believin’” at the Dodgers’ season finale Oct. 3. We should let the song go on a high note. Let San Francisco have it. We can do better.

Indeed, you can. And perhaps the only thing more inappropriate than the Dodgers playing a bit of AOR-hackery throated by a Giants fan would be to opt for the chestnut above You can hardly claim the lyrics are difficult to memorize.

3 Responses to “Only Mark E. Smith Can Stop “Don’t Stop Believing””

  1. Bez says:

    My mind is blown at the fact that MTV used to play The Fall. Seems somewhat awkward to slip in between Huey Lewis and Duran Duran.

  2. beedlebaum says:

    “Seems somewhat awkward to slip in between Huey Lewis and Duran Duran.”

    that’s what she s……oh never mind.

  3. Rog says:

    I think in the earliest days MTV played a copy of whatever showed up in the mail.

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