This afternoon’s ‘Tickets @ 2’ song is “Open Arms” by Journey.
The hit charted at #2 in 1982, written by band members Steve Perry and Jonathan Cain. It’s 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 Babys, his previous band, except that Babys vocalist John Waite rejected the melody as “too syrupy.”
When we play it between two and three we’ll be taking caller #8 at 1-800-232-KRTH (5784) to win a 4-Pack of tickets to Seaworld’s Christmas Celebration.