Journey‘s ‘Don’t Stop Believing’ has been named the biggest song of all time by Forbes.

The 1981 track – which appeared on Journey’s seventh studio LP ‘Escape’ – has gone 18 times platinum and officially become the biggest song in the history of music.

Journey’s founding member and lead guitarist Neal Schon wrote on X: “We now officially have the biggest song in the world ever in the history of music! Congratulations to all.”

Former Journey frontman Steve Perry celebrated the achievement on Instagram with a heartfelt post.

He wrote: “When this “’Don’t Stop Believin’ ,’The Biggest Song of ALL Time’ article came out I was so emotionally stunned.

“To be part of such a moment as this made me reflect on my parents. By that I mean, though I lost them both years ago, I was so happy for them because they are truly the reason this is happening. My dad was a singer and both of them were very musical. So on behalf of my Mom and Dad, I thank every one of you for so many years of support. -Sincerely, Steve Perry.”

And, Neal commented on Steve’s post, saying: “That’s great Steve. God Bless. I myself reflect on the great time we had writing this song. Respectfully Neal Schon.”

Meanwhile, Journey previously announced a 50th anniversary UK and Ireland arena tour, kicking off this autumn.

The ‘Freedom Tour’ will kick off at Cardiff’s Utilita Arena on October 30, followed by stops in Glasgow, Dublin, Liverpool, Birmingham and more.

It will finish at The O2 in London on November 17.