Original by: Whitesnake, 1982
Rock of Ages version by: Diego Boneta, Paul Giamatti, Julianne Hough, Mary J. Blige, and Tom Cruise
The perfect “pick yourself up and try again” anthem.
9. “Don’t Stop Believin’”
Original by: Journey, 1981
Rock of Ages version by: Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Tom Cruise, Alec Baldwin, Russell Brand, and Mary J. Blige
If there is one thing you should never, ever do, it is stop believin’. Just keep on keepin’ on. (Thanks, Steve Perry.)
10. “Rock of Ages”
Original by: Def Leppard, 1983
Rock of Ages version by: No one.
Wait, what? No one? Here’s the funny thing: Although the musical got its name from this Def Leppard song, its makers were unable to secure the rights to the song itself. Consequently, it doesn’t appear anywhere in the show or movie. It is, however, frequently used as post-show music after the curtain goes down in performance.