You of course know the song, but do you know the story?
The documentary Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey tells the Cinderella story of Arnel Pineda, a poor Filipino man who was launched to stardom in 2007 as the new lead singer of 80s rock band, Journey.
As the unlikely story goes, having lost a number of lead singers but with their sights set on a new world tour, the band began searching for a new front man.
Sifting through the many videos on YouTube, the band stumbled upon Arnel and his Journey cover band performing in small bars and venues in the Philippines.
Although he barely spoke English—mostly what he learned through singing Journey songs—Arnel had a powerhouse voice and the band invited him to Los Angeles to audition…
Only months later he was headlining shows in front of tens of thousands of die-hard Journey fans!
Even if you don’t yet know how to make your dream come true, never, ever stop believin’.