Music Notes


Journey is an American rock band that formed in San Francisco in 1973. Their first, self-titled, album was released in 1975.

The band didn’t have any top 40 hits until the Infinity album of 1978, when Steve Perry was hired as the lead singer. I was stationed at MCRD San Diego at the time and my roommate played that album so much, I didn’t want to listen to anything from this band until many years later.

Journey – Lights and Wheel in the Sky

Both of these were hit songs from the 1978 Infinity album.


Journey – Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’

This is the only hit song from the 1979 Evolution album.

Journey – Any Way You Want It

This is the only hit song from the 1980 Departure album.

Journey – Don’t Stop Believin’, Who’s Crying Now and Open Arms

The 1981 Escape album is considered their biggest album of all time. There were four or five hit songs. I only like three of them.



Journey – Separate Ways (Worlds Apart), Send Her My Love and Faithfully

The Frontiers album generated four hit songs in 1983. Again, I only like three of them.



Journey – Be Good to Yourself and I’ll Be Alright Without You

The Raised on Radio album of 1986 had a few hit songs. I like two of them.


Journey – When You Love a Woman

After a 10-year recording hiatus, they released the Trial by Fire album in 1996. Out of all the songs, I only like one.

I bought the 2008 Revelations album shortly after it was released. It was the first album featuring Arnel Pineda, a citizen of the Philippines, as the lead singer. Actually, my wife bought it for me while she was in the United States (and I wasn’t).

This band is a favorite in the Philippines and probably has been since the early eighties. A week will not go by without me hearing on or more of the hit songs somewhere.

Photo Attribution: Travis Shinn [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

April 12, 2018
Bands and Vocal Groups

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