Though never a favorite of critics, Bay Area arena rockers Journey rose to a stunning level of popularity in the early 1980s. Centered around the transcendent, romantic vocals of Steve Perry and highly accessible pop songwriting, the band was not only one of the most successful groups of the decade but one of rock's top-selling artists of all time.
Top 8 Journey Songs of the '80s
Journey ruled the '80s arena rock music scene to such a degree that compiling a list of the group's best songs of the era is a surprisingly tough challenge. Wherever you may stand on the burning '80s music issue that is Journey's critical reputation, it's difficult to argue with the band's impact on the decade's musical landscape.
Journey "Greatest Hits" Album Review
A look at the 1988 compilation that still stands as the quintessential general interest document for the arena rockers' musical legacy.
Capsule Reviews of Journey's '80s Album Releases
Though more active during the '70s - releasing an album per year in its formative years - Journey truly came into its own as an arena rock force and commercial threat in pop music during the '80s. The group's four releases during that decade by far became its most successful, all going many times platinum.