Laguna Beach Is The New O.C.

By Stereogum / August 5, 2005

Check this out: iTunes most downloaded songs of the week.

1. Rihanna – “Pon De Replay”
2. The Click Five – “Just The Girl”
3. Fall Out Boy – “Sugar, We’re Goin Down”
4. Gorillaz – “Feel Good Inc.”
5. Cast Of Rent – “Seasons Of Love”
6. Lifehouse – “You And Me”
7. Pussycat Dolls – “Don’t Cha (w/ Busta Rhymes)”
8. Journey – “Don’t Stop Believin'”
9. Weezer – “Beverly Hills”
10. Foo Fighters – “Best Of You”

That’s right, JOURNEY. Why? It was featured in the season premiere of Laguna Beach.

Never underestimate the influence of Stephen’s car stereo.

As for the question on all viewers’ minds: Is the show actually real? Jess and Neel get some answers. Sort of.

Previously: Steve Perry Hearts Ben Gibbard.

UPDATE: Astute readers note the Journey anthem popped up in Family Guy too. So we won’t give all the credit to Laguna.