Enigma869 wrote:AR wrote:I am required by law to say "With Your Love" because it was my wedding song.
(shhhhh "Mother, Father" is my real choice)
Interesting Ed. That was my wedding song as well. I've never considered "Mother, Father" to be much of a ballad, so that wouldn't make my list. "Open Arms" flat out SUCKS donkey balls and one of the absolute worst Journey songs, EVER! "Faithfully" probably wins this category every time. That said, "Why Can't This Night Go On Forever" (Lord, knows the fucking title does ) definitely is up there. Very underrated and unknown Journey song by many. Perry hits some notes in that song that are in fucking sane!
OA is a very well written song. You may not like it. I agree, there have been times were I skip it. It is overplayed and the lyrics are saccarine sweet, but musically, as is the norm for JC, it kicks ass. Great melody, use of suspensions/appoggiaturas, nice extented harmonies, nice use of chromaticism in the inner voices (IV-iv-I), rhythmically it works because it is a waltz and hearing 3/4 instead of 4/4 in rock music is always nice.