80s Song of the Day: Faithfully by Journey

Faithfully by Journey was released on April 16, 1983, with Edge of the Blade as the B side. The song, which was written by keyboard player Jonathan Cain while the band was touring, was a single from the band’s eighth studio album Frontiers.

faithfullyFaithfully reached No. 12 on the Billboard Hot 100, Journey’s second consecutive Top 20 hit from Frontiers after Separate Ways (World’s Apart).

The song’s music video showed scenes of Journey out on tour, utilizing footage from the documentary video Journey: Frontiers and Beyond.

After recording the song Purple Rain, Prince asked Jonathan Cain to listen to it, worried that it might be too similar to Faithfully. Cain reassured Prince by telling him that the songs only shared the same four chords.

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