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  • 05/12/2011, 01:40PM ET

Don't Stop Believin' vs. Sweet Caroline

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Better song or moment or atmosphere or whatever...

Don't Stop Believin' song by Detroit fans (mostly Red Wings)
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Sweet Caroline song by Boston Red Sux fans


I'm taking Journey's Don't Stop Believin' for a couple reasons:

1 - Better song. Everything from the lyrics to the beat.

2 - More popular song, and more well known. It is the number one most downloaded not released in the 21st century, and consistently ranks in the top 100 downloaded songs on iTunes each year, despite being released 30-years ago. 4,339,000 digital copies have been sold, ranking just outside top 20 all-time. The same can't be said by Sweet Caroline.

3 - Better artist, Neil Diamond is an okay artiest, but Journey is way better.

4 - Don't Stop Believin' has apart in the song about Detroit, "Born and raised in South Detroit..." Sweet Caroline does not have any mention of Boston.

5 - It is the better karaoke song.





BRING THE PAIN!


While you call Stop Believin' the #1 karaoke song. I would also love to call it the #1 most butchered karaoke song.

As for the mention of Detroit.
"Just a city boy, born and raised in South Detroit. He took the midnight train going anywhere"

Perhaps the people in Detroit are not smart enough to pick up on the sweet irony of this, but Detroit is sooooooo bad I would hop on a train regardless of where it's going. Just get me the F out of Detroit.

Sure people know the chorus, but it doesn't happen until 3:21 in a 4 minute song. That's a lot of lyrics for drunk Detroit fans to butcher.

Now for Sweet Caroline. People from Boston don't need the name of their city to be in the song for them to appreciate it. Perhaps you may not already know this, but "Sweet Caroline" is Caroline Kennedy. Yes those Kennedys. The ones from the New England area. Senator Ted, JFK, Bobby, etc. Caroline being JFK's daughter.

The song is simple. Up beat. No negative connotations, and the Chorus is frequent.

Coincidently, Sweet Caroline is commonly sung at Red Wing games too.

Popularity. Don't Stop Believin' is popular again not because of sports, but because of the Soprano's final episode

May 12, 2011  02:07 PM ET

The fleeing from South Detroit seals the deal here.

May 12, 2011  02:53 PM ET

Initially I thought this was an unfair competition, but Grillz brings some interesting points!

May 12, 2011  04:55 PM ET

grillz is on his game...

May 12, 2011  04:58 PM ET

I hope this helps Argos...lol

May 12, 2011  05:02 PM ET

Nothing to do with the TD but try to watch it all without laughing.



I like the potato wave.

May 12, 2011  07:03 PM ET

Did Detroit just start using this song against the Sharks this series or is it something they've done for years that I never heard about? If they just started using it then I have to vote right since the Giants used the journey song all last year before the playoffs even began for their world series run.

May 12, 2011  07:14 PM ET

Rather be in Detroit than anywhere in Montana....

May 12, 2011  07:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Did Detroit just start using this song against the Sharks this series or is it something they've done for years that I never heard about? If they just started using it then I have to vote right since the Giants used the journey song all last year before the playoffs even began for their world series run.

Have been using it for years.

May 12, 2011  08:55 PM ET
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Have been using it for years.

Ok I just didn't know.

May 12, 2011  09:22 PM ET

Both songs are not only in either city. So they both are old...and played out. Yea, that's the ticket....

May 13, 2011  08:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Rather be in Detroit than anywhere in Montana....

Why do you think I live in Florida now? My brother was complaining about the snow just last week.

May 13, 2011  10:20 AM ET
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Why do you think I live in Florida now? My brother was complaining about the snow just last week.

Last year Breartooth highway was closed due to snow in late June.

Beautiful State.

May 13, 2011  10:45 AM ET
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Last year Breartooth highway was closed due to snow in late June.Beautiful State.

I lived there fo 23 yrs. I can honestly say, I've seen it snow every single month of the year. But only have of the state is beautiful, the eastern half could drop off the face of the earth, and it wouldn't hurt my feelings. Not abig fan of the flat dead land known as the plains.

May 13, 2011  10:53 AM ET

As of 2001 Diamond has sold 115 million records worldwide, including 48 million records in the U.S. In terms of Billboard chart success, he is the third most successful Adult Contemporary artist ever, ranking behind only Barbra Streisand and Elton John.

May 13, 2011  11:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

As of 2001 Diamond has sold 115 million records worldwide, including 48 million records in the U.S. In terms of Billboard chart success, he is the third most successful Adult Contemporary artist ever, ranking behind only Barbra Streisand and Elton John.

For some reason being a top seller in adult contemporary just doesn't tell me, big among sports fans. Just saying.

May 13, 2011  11:36 AM ET

Got to go with Grillz' argument (so far) even though Don't Stop Believin' was adopted during the Giants run last year (Journey is a bay area band) thanks to the version by Ashkon:

"Just in case they lose,
I'm stockin' up a case of booze..."

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May 13, 2011  11:49 AM ET
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Agreed. Gotta wait for all arguments.

Apparently you don't. Can't believe I got the rare forfeit win. I have so many people to thank.

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