Friday, November 25, 2016

Song #211: "Feeling That Way/Anytime"--Journey (1978)

On this Black Friday, where now, by the time I post this most of you have probably already returned from your bargain hunting (rife with the occasional elbow, rude line-breaker and overtired cashier), I give you, in some people's opinion, two songs for the price of one!

But the reason they are listed "together" here is simple. In the annals of rock history, you really don't hear one without the other.

It's not quite that way in another similar situation from Journey, as "Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin'" became a hit radio single that was immediately followed on the album by the awesome "City Of The Angels". But on radio, you never heard "Angels", as they segued into the next song in rotation after the final "nah nah, nah nah" was heard.

Classic rock radio rarely, if ever, separated these two, and thus, neither do I. They'd sound incomplete, both of them, without the other.

Lots of opportunities to sing along with Steve Perry and the gang here, so, the next time you head shopping this weekend, and you know you are, tear this one up at the highest volume and sing to your heart's content before you get bogged down by Christmas music.  :D :D :D

On a completely different note, I'm surprised that this is:

A) Journey's first song in our countdown;
B) One of only two appearances by the group.

If you know me very well, you know what the other will be. But if not, be patient. It'll come. :)

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