Tuesday, August 27, 2013

"The Party's Over (Hopelessly in Love)" by Journey

Song#:  0514
Date:  02/28/1981
Debut:  73
Peak:  34
Weeks:  13
Genre:  Arena Rock

Pop Bits:  After their most successful album to date, "Departure" (#8), Journey headed out on tour and along the way recorded performances that were culled for their first live album, "Captured." The double-LP sold very well eventually going double-platinum and peaking at #9 on the album chart. The tracks are all live performances with the exception of the last song, which is the only studio recording included. It was released as the album's first single and did about as well as a Journey single could do at the time and peaked inside the Top 40.

ReduxReview:  Although not one of Journey's most memorable singles, it is still a notch better than some of their other lower-charting singles. However, if you took the lead guitar out of the mix, the first part of the song sound like it could be a theme song to an 80s romantic sitcom. The show could have even been called "Hopelessly in Love" starring Greg Evigan and Valerie Bertinelli.

ReduxRating:  6/10

Trivia:  This would be original member Gregg Rolie's final album with the group. Keyboardist Jonathan Cain would come on board for Journey's next (and most successful) album.


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