Tuesday, July 6, 2010
#2 Song of the Week
This week we look at another #2 song that should have hit the top but had the misfortune of being blocked by 2 super singles. In this case it "Open Arms" by Journey and it was February 1982 and the J Geils Band was atop the Billboard Hot 100 with "Centerfold", Journey hit #2 the week ending Feb 27th.
Now instead of just going away they outlasted J Geils as they fell out of the top spot after a 6 week run, but jumping over Steve Perry and the boys was the smash "I Love Rock N Roll" by Joan Jett and The Blackhearts, which stayed at #1 for 7 weeks.
After spending a total of 6 weeks at #2 "Open Arms" finally ran out of steam and dropped to #7. Even today when that familiar piano opening comes on the radio most of us turn it up and sing our hearts out.