Saturday, June 10, 1978

Journey “Feeling That Way/Anytime” charted

Feeling That Way/Anytime


Writers (“Feeling That Way”): Steve Perry, Gregg Rolie, Aynsley Dunbar (see lyrics here)

Writers (“Anytime”): Gregg Rolie, Roger Silver, Robert Fleischman, Neal Schon, Ross Valory (see lyrics here)

First Charted (“Anytime”): June 10, 1978

Peak (“Anytime”): 83 US, 75 HR, 6 CL, 1 DF

Peak (“Feeling That Way”): 6 CL, 1 DF (Click for codes to singles charts.)

Sales (in millions): --

Airplay/Streaming (in millions): -- radio, -- video, -- streaming


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About the Song:

Just over 30 seconds into “Feeling That Way,” the baton is passed. Gregg Rolie assumes lead up to that point in the song, but then Steve Perry comes in. The pair then trade vocals throughout the rest of the song, but the transition is clear. Rolie’s days in Journey are numbered. Steve Perry, new to Journey as of the Infinity, album is about to become the face and voice of the band and lead them into the band’s heyday over the next few years, reaching a peak with 1981’s multi-platinum, #1 album Escape.

Officially, it was “Anytime” that was released as the second single from the 1978 Infinity. However, the song has so consistently been paired with “Feeling That Way” as its lead-in that the two have become inseparable. In its review of “Anytime,” Cash Box magazine called it a “dynamic, irrestible effort that features exuberant, multi-tracked harmonies and potent lead guitar.” WK

Interestingly, “Anytime” includes a songwriting credit for Robert Fleischman who was with the band for just a short time and didn’t actually perform on any of Journey’s albums. The song also included a credit for Roger Silver, a poet from San Francisco who contributed lyrics. The song was written before Perry joined the band. SF

Both songs are notable for producer Roy Thomas Baker’s layered sound approach, a technique he’d also employed with Queen. He stacked harmonies by having Perry and Rolie joined by Steve Valory and Neal Schon, sing each harmony part in unison, which created the effect of making three or four voices sound even bigger. WK


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