Though primarily a purveyor of soft rock hits, in 1982 Kenny Loggins “manned up” with Don’t Fight It. This muscular arena rock duet with Journey’s Steve Perry was a massive hit, peaking at #4 on the Mainstream Rock chart and #17 on the Pop Singles chart. The song was featured on Loggins’ 1982 album High Adventure, the cover of which has Loggins doing his best Indiana Jones impersonation. Continue Reading
Not having much success on the charts up to that point, Journey’s management suggested getting a more rock-oriented vocalist to improve the band’s commercial prospects. Exit Robert Fleishman, enter the smooth tenor of Steve Perry. Keyboardist Gregg Rolie was still sharing vocal duties at this point, but Steve was adding his chops as well. Back in the day, you only ever heard the two songs in tandem on rock radio. “Anytime” actually hit #83 on the Pop Singles chart without being paired with “Feeling that Way”. They are meant to be heard together, with Rolie’s vocals on “Feeling that Way” and Perry’s on “Anytime”.