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The Best Bands Like Journey

April 2, 2020 186 votes 41 voters 2.5k views25 items

List RulesVote up the bands that Journey fans should check out ASAP.

Looking for more classic pop rock bands like Journey? You've come to the right place. Thanks to timeless ballads like "Don't Stop Believing," the San Fancisco outfit is considered one of the best arena rock bands of all time, but there are many other great bands who share a similar sound. 

Foreigner, Boston, REO Speedwagon, and Kansas are among the top bands from the '70s and '80s that are often considered to be related artists to Journey because of the combination of their clean, melodic rock sounds. And because of Steve Perry and company's capacity for hit-making, they've even drawn comparisons to the legendary Queen.

Undeniably, Journey has had a massive influence on popular music, inspiring both contemporaries and new bands today. And, while there are a lot of goodVote up  groups and artists that sound like the legends from the City by the Bay, it's up to you to decide which are the best of the best. Vote up the bands you'd be most likely to recommend to people who are fans of Journey, and be sure to add any that you feel we might have missed.

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    Foreigner is an English–American rock band, originally formed in New York City in 1976 by...  more
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    Cheap Trick is an American rock band from Rockford, Illinois, formed in 1973. The band's...  more
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    Boston is an American rock band from Boston, Massachusetts, which had its most notable...  more
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    Def Leppard are an English rock band formed in 1977 in Sheffield as part of the new wave of...  more
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    Survivor is an American rock band formed in Chicago in 1978 by Jim Peterik and Frankie...  more
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    William Haislip Squier (, born May 12, 1950) is an American rock musician and singer. Squier...  more
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    Bad English was an American/British hard rock supergroup formed in 1987, reuniting keyboardist...  more
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    Triumph is a Canadian hard rock band formed in 1975 that was popular in the late 1970s and the...  more
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    Loverboy is a Canadian rock group formed in 1979 in Calgary, Alberta. Throughout the 1980s,...  more
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    Heart is a rock band that first found success in Canada and later in the United States and...  more
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    Night Ranger is an American rock band from San Francisco formed in 1979 that gained popularity...  more
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    Patricia Mae Giraldo (née Andrzejewski; born January 10, 1953), who goes by the stage name Pat...  more
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    REO Speedwagon (originally styled as R.E.O. Speedwagon) is an American rock band from...  more
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    Richard Lewis Springthorpe (born 23 August 1949) is an Australian-American musician and actor,...  more
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    Van Halen is an American hard rock band formed in Pasadena, California in 1972. Credited with...  more
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    Whitesnake are a hard rock band formed in England in 1978 by David Coverdale, after his...  more
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    Kansas is an American rock band that became popular in the 1970s initially on album-oriented...  more
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