Who deserves to be in the Hall of Fame more: Journey or Pearl Jam? | The Tylt
Two of the greatest rock bands ever are nominees to be inducted in the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Journey and Pearl Jam. While alternative rock band Pearl Jam was key in the grunge movement of the early '90s, Journey has been making some of the most inspirational rock songs ever since 1973. Both bands are among the best-selling in rock, and there's no denying they both deserve a shot at the Hall of Fame. But if you had to pick, who would it be? Read more and vote below!
Who deserves to be in the Hall of Fame more: Journey or Pearl Jam?
Pearl Jam has not only led in the grunge movement, but their debut album "Ten" (1991) sold 13 million in the U.S.—making it certified diamond! But with 10 studio albums and eight live albums, and a crap ton of singles and bootlegs—Pearl Jam has sold 60 million records in the past 20-plus years!
Journey has Pearl Jam beat with number of records sold worldwide and with longevity. Journey released their debut album in 1973. Since then, the band has had numerous platinum albums, but "Escape" (1981) is their best-selling album and is certified diamond. Makes sense—their music has inspired generation after generation!
Here's one of Pearl Jam's first hits and one of their more controversial songs about a young boy who commits suicide. The music video garnered significant play on MTV.
"Don't Stop Believin''" is Journey's biggest hit. The song inspired a whole new generation in 2009 thanks to "Glee." Watch it live below!