Monday, October 8, 2012

"Any Way You Want It" by Journey

Song#:  0075
Date:  03/01/1980
Debut:  75
Peak:  23
Weeks: 15
Genre:  Rock, Arena Rock



Pop Bits:  Less than a year after their last album "Evolution," Journey pushed out their first Top 10 album with "Departure." This lead single would be their second highest peaking song at that time, but it is one of those songs that seemed like it was a bigger hit - like several of the early Journey songs. Rock radio was all over it, but pop radio was still not fully embracing heavier rock so many rock songs from the 70s and into the 80s had a hard time climbing the chart. That would soon change and Journey would finally reap the rewards.

ReduxReview:  Any way I want it? Just like this will be fine, thank you.

ReduxRating:  8/10

Trivia:  Journey certainly should have made a mint off of this song. It has been used in many commercials, TV shows, and movies (including "Caddyshack"). Most recently it was used in the Broadway musical (and film) "Rock of Ages."

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