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Is Journey TV's favorite band? Believe it!

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Popular music often sets the tone to the scenes we watch on the small screen. Songs punctuate the sad moments, highlight the good times and sometimes they just fill the void when there’s nothing to be said. And it seems one band — heck, one song — gets the chance to do that more than any other.

From dramas to sitcoms, from talent shows to boardroom battles, TV favors Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’ ” time and time again.

Not a believer? Just check out this selection of shows that “goes on and on and on and on ...”:

“The Sopranos” final bow may have left some fans less than satisfied, but the music certainly wasn’t a problem.

Watch the “Family Guy” gang put their (giggity) spin on the classic.

J.D. and Chris even swapped a few lyrics on “Scrubs” (much to Carla’s chagrin).

Metal man James Durbin, otherwise known as the guy robbed of his rightful spot in the “American Idol” finals last season (Still bitter? You bet!) rocked the crowd with his take on “Believin’.”

When Vincent “Big (ahem)” Pastore of “The Sopranos” walked out of Donald Trump’s boardroom on “The Celebrity Apprentice,” he did so to a familiar tune.

Of course, no show ever quite embraced the Journey hit quite like “Glee.” The song appeared in the very first episode.

Then the track showed up again when “Glee’s” New Directions went to regionals.

And finally, “Glee” took Journey on a journey, as the cast performed "Don't Stop Believin' " on the U.K. version of “The X Factor.”

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