Phil & Mel In The Afternoon

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(L-R) Aynsley Dunbar, Gregg Rolie, Steve Smith, Steve Perry, Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain of Journey accept an award onstage at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

They were just supposed to be a backup group for more established artists in the San Francisco Bay area. However, Journey proved to be huge stars in their own right. Formed in 1973, the band has had its share of personnel changes over the decades. The most notable came after the departure of Steve Perry.

Perry was Journey’s lead singer during their most successful period, from 1977 to 1987. Following his exit, Journey didn’t put out another album until he returned for a three-year period in the mid-1990s. After he left for good in 1998, Steve Augeri held the job until 2006, followed by Jeff Scott Soto until 2007.

In need of yet another singer, founding member Neal Schon searched YouTube. That’s how he found Arnel Pineda singing “Faithfully” with his cover band in the Philippines. Arnel has now been Journey’s frontman for fifteen years, which is longer than Steve Perry was with them. But as good as Pineda sounds, the hits were Perry’s and here are three of his biggest with Journey.

  • Any Way You Want It (1980)

  • Don't Stop Believin' (1981)

  • Faithfully (1983)