Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’ Fanfare Cover Gets the Love – Billboard


A fanfare cover of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'” was highly praised on the March 12 episode of Saturday Night Livehosted by The Batman star Zoe Kravitz.

In a hilarious skit titled after Journey’s 1981 hit single, a group of friends are enjoying a cozy brunch when SNL Cast member Bowen Yang raves about his latest musical discovery: the Ohio State University Marching Band’s version of “Don’t Stop Believin’.”

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“Cortana, play ‘Don’t Stop Belevin’ by the Ohio State University Marching Band,” Bowen says into her cell phone, as SNLEgo Nwodim from questions his mispronunciation of the track title. “Yeah, there’s a typo in Spotify,” he replies. “Shut up, shut up, it’s starting.”

From there, Bowen starts playing the song for his friends and quickly turns into a huge panic about how amazing it is. “Do you hear it?” he asks for the table. “It’s tubas playing the bassline – who thinks of that?”

Bowen’s buddies didn’t quite match his enthusiasm until Kravitz finally started to feel the music. “He’s right, it’s incredible,” admits the actress and singer. “Who is it again? she asks later.

“This is the OSU Marching Band, from their album Buckeye BangersBowen responds. “They’re like the biggest band in the world.”

The skit ends with Bowen and Kravitz so caught up in the moment that they almost kiss. “You are both gay” SNLreminds them of Heidi Gardner, to which her friends agree and continue to play along to the song.

“Don’t Stop Believin'” by rock band Journey Escape album, peaked at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in December 1981.

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