Open Arms

Written by band members Steve Perry and Jonathan Cain, the song is a power ballad whose lyrics are an empowering plea to a lover to forgive past wrongdoings and agree to start anew. It is one of the band’s most recognizable radio hits and their biggest US...

Any Way You Want It

Steve Perry and Neal Schon wrote this and played it for the rest of the band on their tour bus, with Schon strumming on acoustic guitar and Perry singing. Keyboard player Gregg Rolie said, “It was pretty obvious it could be done real quick.” This w as used...

Lovin’ Touchin’ Squeezin’

Although “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin’ ” was Journey’s first hit in 1979, the band was formed back in 1973, in San Francisco. Although the band boasted a capable lineup, their first three albums drew little response. The band’s...