If you had to name one voice to personify the 80’s arena rock sound, Steve Perry of Journey would be it. Journey originally had a different lead singer, but once Steve joined the group, album sales skyrocketed and Journey songs dominated every high school prom. Critics despised Journey but songs like “Don’t Stop Believin”, “Anyway You Want It” and “Open Arms” will live on forever. Here’s a lost power ballad gem highlighted by a brilliant Steve Perry vocal.
“FALLING IN AND OUT OF LOVE” FEMME FATALE
Femme Fatale, French for “dangerous woman”, was a female fronted 80’s hair band that only released one CD. MTV picked up two of their videos (“Waiting For The Big One” was their other hit). “Falling In And Out Of Love” sounds like a Bon Jovi title and fittingly this song sounds like Bon Jovi with a female lead singer.
“REGRESSA A MI (Unbreak My Heart)” IL DIVO
Rumor has it that Simon Cowell heard Bocelli singing on the Sopranos and dreamed up this operatic Supergroup. Taking four singers from four countries (USA, Spain, Switzerland, and France) singing classical versions of pop songs hit it big worldwide. Here they take on the Toni Braxton love song, Unbreak My Heart, it’s so beautiful hearing it sung this way in Italian.