On ‘Tickets @ 2’ it’s a Journey hit, “Open Arms.” Written by members Steve Perry and Jonathan Cain, it’s a song about a couple who drifted apart but found each other again and realized how much they love each other.
According to the liner notes in Journey’s Time3 compilation, Jonathan Cain came to Journey with the melody already written. It could have been a song for the Baby’s, his previous band, except that Baby’s vocalist John Waite rejected the melody as “too syrupy.”
It was just ‘syrupy’ enough to reach #2 on the music chart.
When you hear it play between two and three we’ll take caller #10 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) to win a pair of tickets to see Warner Brothers new movie “Big Miracle” courtesy of Regal Entertainment group.