In November of 1984 today’s song was released as the 4th single from this artist's first solo album “Street Talk.” By February of 85 it hit number 2 on Billboards Adult contemporary chart and #18 on the Hot 100.
He is ranked No. 76 on Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Singers of All Time", but Jon Bon Jovi would place him MUCH higher on that list as he has been always called today’s singer "The Voice". It’s true: He has a ridiculous range somewhere between Sam Cooke and Aretha Franklin!
He was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Journey on April 7, 2017.
The music video for today’s song is unusual in the fact that it is one continuous shot from beginning to end. At the end of the song, he walks off stage.
There is an alternate ending to this video, which you don’t often see, where a second camera shows the singer walking off the stage towards the camera with some other familiar fellas and before they leave, today’s singer says "Let's go cut a track"
This turned out to be a clue to fans that this superstar was returning to write and perform with the members of his beloved band. This turned out to be the truth, because once that the band was his focus again, they soon went to work on their Raised On Radio album, which was released in 1986.
Today’s singer underwent successful hip replacement surgery in 1998, had a mole removed that turned out to be melanoma, then had two successful surgeries to remove the cancer cells.
And in 2013, he wrote that he had fallen in love with psychologist and breast cancer survivor Kellie Nash in 2011. He was by Nash's side as she battled a cancer recurrence, which took her life in December 2012.
Like many musicians, writing and performing is a form of therapy for him. In a 2018 interview he revealed "Things happened to me as a child that I still can't talk about – nothing to do with my parents, but things did happen. It happened to a lot of kids, as I find out... [There] was nowhere to talk it out, so I got to sing it out instead."
Steve Perry. Foolish Heart. I know that song