Monday, January 12, 2009

MM - Faithfully by Journey *


I will never forget this song for two reasons. Firstly, I have always loved this song. I'm a big 80s fan and this is one of my fave tunes from way back then. Listen to the way Steve Perry pours his heart and soul out into this song. There's another version right after by Arnel Pineda. If you have the time to listen to both, let me know which one you prefer. I think Arnel does a terrific job as well but he comes no way close to Steve Perry's soulful version. I love the way Steve brings me completely head and over heels in love with each sentence, each verse, bringing me closer to a heightened climax in the end, only to stop his words; leaving me wanting more!

There's another reason this song remains etched in memory. I was listening to this particular song, singing at the top of my voice when suddenly my roommate (who was driving) and I met with a car accident! We had gone out to get some vanilla coffee one cold winter night when we were hit from behind by another driver. Nobody was hurt but that song kept on playing in the car when we came out from our cars to discuss the damage. I remember being shocked from the accident but I was also still singing along with Journey LOL! ;)

I must also mention the heart-wrenching lyrics to this wonderful number. I am a sucker for lyrics as such, those that make you yearn, wanting something you can't completely put your finger on, but knowing inside that it's something you simply need sigh! Enjoy my Music Monday pick peeps. If you're in the mood for a little RnB with Keith Sweat, head on over to MPG! :)







Faithfully Lyrics

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Posted at 4.26 PM

* The first person to leave a comment on any post title that ends with a star will receive a link back to his or her blog for being my first commentator!


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111 comments:

Nick Phillips January 12, 2009 4:31 PM

Muahahaha ... I actually got 1st commenter here ... woohoo!

Nick Phillips January 12, 2009 4:33 PM

Steve Perry's version wins hands down for me. It was one of my fav tunes from way back then too :D

Nick Phillips January 12, 2009 4:36 PM

I still can't believe I got first over here ... LOL!

Mariuca January 12, 2009 4:39 PM

Ha ha ha ha!!! Nick!!! First time FC here, I'm so happy for u! :):):)

Mariuca January 12, 2009 4:40 PM

I knew u had it in you to be my FC, it's just a matter of timing and post lol! Congrats! :):):)

Mariuca January 12, 2009 4:41 PM

Oh me too Nick! I HEART Steve Perry's version! Nobody can bring out this song the way he does, awesome! :):):)

Mariuca January 12, 2009 4:42 PM

Thanks again for being my FC for this special post Nick, so happy to finally see ur avatar here, good job chop-ping lol! ;)

Ane Fallarme January 12, 2009 4:51 PM

Ooh! I love the 80s too Marzie! :D I myself prefer Steve Perry's version! :D he's one of those people you fall in love with because of their voice... :D great great choice Marzie! :D

Mariuca January 12, 2009 5:01 PM

Yahoo! I love u la Ane, we do share the same music taste HUGS for us he he!! :):):)

Oh yeah, tell me abt it Ane, Steve Perry has this awesome tone to his voice, u can't help but be entranced, love Journey and this song especially! :):):)

Rozella January 12, 2009 5:25 PM

Hahahahaha @ Nick. This is so not happening Marzie! What did I say last time about him? Hehehehehe

Rozella January 12, 2009 5:25 PM

Btw, this is MM's first time doing MM rite? Hehehehehe

Rozella January 12, 2009 5:26 PM

Nice choice Marzie. Very walk the down memory lane ho? Hehehehe

Rozella January 12, 2009 5:27 PM

Must banyak-banyak comment so si Chopper doesn't win! Hahahahaha

Mariuca January 12, 2009 5:29 PM

Muahahhahhahahaha Rozie!!!! Si Chopper it seems ha ha ha!!!! Keep it coming sweetie! :):):)

Mariuca January 12, 2009 5:29 PM

Rozella, this is my second MM at Mariuca! I might just make it a permanent feature here too like at MPG. This MM is addictive la he he! ;)

Mariuca January 12, 2009 5:30 PM

Oh this is def a walk down memory lane song for me Rozie, thanks dear! :):):)

illusionaire January 12, 2009 6:19 PM

wow! Didnt know you like this kinda music! Just saw ur update on twitter :) Love this song, one of my all time favs! By the way, the latest song by Journey (with their new vocalist) called "After all these years" is amazing too! Do check it out. And hugzzzz! :)

lolz at the reason why this song means so much to you! :D

Mariuca January 12, 2009 6:25 PM

YAY Sandman is here! :)

Of coz I love this kinda music!! He he, glad u got my Tweet then lol! I shall def check out the new song u mentioned here and yup, this is one of my fave evergreen songs from the 80s, love LOVE it! :):):)

Roxy's Best Of... January 12, 2009 8:07 PM

A lot of chopping and chatting going on while Roxy was sleeping!

I have always loved Journey, especially "Faithfully." Takes me back to my junior high and high school years with a smile.

Roxy

Emila Yusof January 13, 2009 12:31 AM

great song, marzie!

am back though not fully recover from chicken pox just yet!

Emila Yusof January 13, 2009 12:32 AM

come witness full moon at my end and ngechop!

Faisal Admar January 13, 2009 12:33 AM

i like arnel pineda ;) but the video clip of journey is awesome... i'm in bluesssss.....

Faisal Admar January 13, 2009 12:34 AM

ah emilia and rosie at the same time?

Empty Streets January 13, 2009 12:44 AM

Hi Marzie,

Hope you had a great weekend and may you feel just as great moving forward. :)

Mizé January 13, 2009 12:48 AM

Ahhh...the 80s, we were soo romantic :)
So many great balads were made then, like this one. Steve Perry's version wins for me too.
xxx

Monica January 13, 2009 1:43 AM

MM at Mariuca! nice song hun ;-)

Mariuca January 13, 2009 3:43 AM

Ha ha ha Roxy, it does seem that way from the comments eh? ;)

I am on a roll Roxy, hence the double MM post lolz!

Oh yay, a Journey fan in da house woot! I just adore this song Roxy, no matter how old it is, it still sounds amazing each time I listen to it. :):):)

Mariuca January 13, 2009 3:44 AM

Yay Emila is back! I had a feeling u love this song too Emila YAY! :):):)

Mariuca January 13, 2009 3:45 AM

Chop mengechop I shall be Emila, thanks for the heads-up yeehaw! ;)

Mariuca January 13, 2009 3:46 AM

Faisal, I agree! I love this video too, it takes me back to another place and time, thanks for listening! :):):)

Mariuca January 13, 2009 3:46 AM

Faisal, I think it was Rozie first then Emila! ;)

Mariuca January 13, 2009 3:47 AM

Hey Metz, thanks for the lovely wish. I am having a good albeit busy week. Hugs. :):):)

Mariuca January 13, 2009 3:48 AM

Mize, so happy to hear u say that, I love the 80s! Some of the best tunes came from that era yes? Oh yeah, I have a soft spot for Steve perry too, he's awesome! :):):)

Mariuca January 13, 2009 3:49 AM

Hi Mon! Nick was hilarious chopping away here LOL! First time la katakan he he! ;)

Mariuca January 13, 2009 3:50 AM

Thanks Mon, second time MM at Mariuca and it looks like it might just be a weekly thing here too! :):):)

matt-speak January 13, 2009 11:02 AM

OMG Mariuca, you are a girl after my own heart!! I have loved Journey since I was a kid. I played your video and sat here at my computer singing every word with Steve Perry. Would you believe I have Journey's greatest Hits in my CD player right now? I never take it out.

How did you like Steve's 70s mustache and sideburns? He was a real ladies man, though!! Thanks for posting this - it was great fun!

LadyJava January 13, 2009 6:26 PM

Hello dearie..
Firstly I came via adgitise!!

LadyJava January 13, 2009 6:26 PM

Sorry I have not came earlier.. busy busy LJ these few days..!!

LadyJava January 13, 2009 6:26 PM

Wah accident!! So scary!!!

LadyJava January 13, 2009 6:27 PM

Love love love the song too... eh the lyrics also like road road like that...hehhe...

LadyJava January 13, 2009 6:28 PM

Wah hari ni i kaya...lol!! three payouts skg..lol!!! hehehe.. so happy... but so malas nak drop lah.. you want to drop for me?? lol!!!

LadyJava January 13, 2009 6:29 PM

Catch you later BFF!!!

girlforallstatus January 13, 2009 7:01 PM

I love Journey especially their song Open Arms. But this one is also nice. =)

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bonoriau January 13, 2009 8:50 PM

How are you?? I just vote for you and add my PW ads duration at your site up to 31/12/09.

Life Ramblings January 13, 2009 10:52 PM

wow, my kind of music from the 80s and i like steve perry's version too.

Kriscell January 13, 2009 11:20 PM

Hi, I had a triple award for you here. Do accept you :)

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious January 13, 2009 11:56 PM

great pick, marzie! i love this song.

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious January 14, 2009 12:06 AM

ouch, blessedly nobody was hurt. speaking of accident, I've been on three car accidents before in which in all accidents nobody was hurt. The first one was 7 years ago. Someone jammed brake causing 5 other cars crashed. It was a head on butt hit. Mine was the last one, so blessed lar cause my butt was all right.

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious January 14, 2009 12:07 AM

then the second one was 3 years ago. I was driving in a straight path, suddenly a car hit me at the front side. The driver just got his license. But when he got out from his car, he blamed it on me. I didn;t want to argue with him, so we went to police station. After both of us being interviewed by sergeant, the driver got summoned. Good thing the sergeant knows how to judge. Phew! :)

Jean Chia aka Ms.Yummy~licious January 14, 2009 12:07 AM

And the third one was around 2 years ago. M & I were in a cab in singapore. It was obviously the cabbie's fault. There was a car stopping in front of him but he only brakes last minute, of coz tak sempat lar. blur cabbie! :)

Empty Streets January 14, 2009 12:09 AM

Hi Marzie,


It seems we both are having a busy week for since the holiday season started and ended - whew we all need a moment to enjoy a little R and R :) hehehe mid week greetings to you and and to everyone here :)

EastCoastLife January 14, 2009 1:18 AM

lol.... still singing when you had an accident!?

Genie King,  January 14, 2009 8:03 AM

Alakazam! GK passing by to say HI!! Hope all is well with you? Still pretty busy but it'll all be over soon. Can't wait!! :)

Cheers :)

Tina January 14, 2009 5:39 PM

i dont think i know it. just listening to it now though cause i like a bit of 80's ;)

Monica January 14, 2009 5:55 PM

thanks for your comments dear; I'm here!

Monica January 14, 2009 5:56 PM

I can't see your EC widget today eh

Jean January 14, 2009 6:02 PM

hi marzie, i can see mariuca at Amanda's today! :)

Roxy's Best Of... January 14, 2009 7:39 PM

Ooh, guess who's smiling out from my EntreCard widget today??!! Thanks for watching over Roxy's Best Of...

bluecrystaldude January 15, 2009 1:03 AM

I already refreshed Mariuca and MPG for 3rd time, but still your site bar doesn't show up. Not only yours, but Monica's too. If I am not mistaken, it occurs to almost all Malaysian's sites. crap~

bluecrystaldude January 15, 2009 1:05 AM

I haven't participate in MM for quite sometimes now. Miss it so much. Can't wait for Chinese New Year!

bluecrystaldude January 15, 2009 1:08 AM

Eh, Monica.. You couldn't see the EC widget too? I don't know why this is happening.. Someone must be trying to sabotage Malaysian EC dropper. Hahaha.. Me and my conspiracies :P

bluecrystaldude January 15, 2009 1:10 AM

GP, in case you still haven't heard, I am off to Singapore for a week this Friday. I really wish I could online from there. Finger crossed. Anyway, after my trip, I will be back to my home in Johor for a week. Hehe.

bluecrystaldude January 15, 2009 1:12 AM

Okay, off to other sites. I still have 50 sites to go :)

Empty Streets January 15, 2009 1:29 AM

Hi Marzie,

just dropping by to say hi as I zip through your street :)

Grandy January 15, 2009 10:29 AM

HAHA!! Nick Phillips actually matched his pic there with his Mwuahaha! :)

Grandy January 15, 2009 10:30 AM

Congrats to Nick on quite the accomplishment. :)

Grandy January 15, 2009 10:30 AM

Journey is a fan favorite in the Grandy home.

Grandy January 15, 2009 10:31 AM

In fact, my son is in his room rocking out to them as we speak. Excellent choice, Marzie!! :)

EastCoastLife January 15, 2009 11:50 AM

ditto to bluecrystaldude,
I usually have to wait a long time for the widgets of Malaysian bloggers to show when dropping EC.

Mariuca January 15, 2009 12:00 PM

Hey Matt! I am so happy to have a Journey fan in da house, they're awesome eh? I love Steve Perry with or without his sideburns LOL!

This is def one of my fave songs ever and I can listen to it over and over again without getting bored. Hey, maybe u'd like to join us for next week's MM, would love to listen to your song selection! :):):)

Mariuca January 15, 2009 12:05 PM

Hiya LJ! Thanks for coming via Adgitize, best jugak advertise kat sana. My points have doubled ever since I advertised there, esp when I have a new post out yeeha! :):):)

Mariuca January 15, 2009 12:06 PM

Thanks dearie, I heart this song forever and ever lol! And love the lyrics too of course! Thanks for listening to Mariuca's pick here as well. :)

Mariuca January 15, 2009 12:06 PM

Wah LJ! payout after payout, mesti Payu ni not to mensi GG! Keep it up woman, tak lama lagi OKB for sure! ;)

Mariuca January 15, 2009 12:07 PM

Hi Cherry, nice to see u here today! I like Open Arms too but this one here is def my fave from Journey! :):):)

Mariuca January 15, 2009 12:08 PM

Bono! Thanks so much for your vote and for ur PW ads yeeha! Have a great day Bono. :):):)

Mariuca January 15, 2009 12:09 PM

YAY! Another 80s fan in da house! Me too LR, I think Steve does a much better job than the new guy, hands down! :):):)

Mariuca January 15, 2009 12:09 PM

WOW! Triple award for me Kriscell? Thanks so much, I'll come by to accept it later yeah? :):):)

Mariuca January 15, 2009 12:10 PM

Jean, thanks sweetie! Glad u love this song too, I can't get enough! ;)

Mariuca January 15, 2009 12:11 PM

WOW Jean! 3 accidents!! Be more careful okay, I know sometimes it's not our fault, but we should still berjaga-jaga di jalan raya eh? :):):)

Mariuca January 15, 2009 12:12 PM

Jean, lucky u settled at the police station! Can never be too careful with drivers nowadays kan, gangster and road bullies are everywhere! Me no laik! But thank goodness you were safe. :):):)

Mariuca January 15, 2009 12:13 PM

Jean! As for the third accident, lucky u had M with you kan? Some more accident in a foreign country, tsk tsk tsk! Hugs for Miss Y! :):):)

Mariuca January 15, 2009 12:14 PM

Greetings for you too Metz! I am late in replying my comments here, duty calls! Have a good Thursday. :):):)

Mariuca January 15, 2009 12:14 PM

ECL! Dat's why la, the song was still playing in da car and Mariuca continued singing he he! Lucky nobody was hurt. :):):)

Mariuca January 15, 2009 12:15 PM

ALAKaZAM! GK is in da house! GK, u mean ul be done for good or for the semester? Good luck GK! :):):)

Mariuca January 15, 2009 12:16 PM

Tina! I love ur new avatar pic, you look so hot woman! :):):)

Mariuca January 15, 2009 12:16 PM

Hi Mon! I hope u can see my widget today, though I can see it just fine on my end here. :)

Mariuca January 15, 2009 12:17 PM

Really Jean? I can't keep track of my ads sometimes, I advertise at so many diff blogs lol! :)

Mariuca January 15, 2009 12:18 PM

Roxy! I just bought 2 more ads at RBO for both my blogs! Lucky I caught RBO at a good price, thanks for all the clicks! :):):)

Mariuca January 15, 2009 12:18 PM

Alamak, ye ke Blue? I had no problems with my EC rounds yesterday, smooth and speedy. Hope today is a better EC day for u then. :):):)

Mariuca January 15, 2009 12:19 PM

I noticed Blue, try and join MM next week okay? Dah lama tak dengar ur selection! :)

Mariuca January 15, 2009 12:20 PM

Blue, I don't seem to have that prob with Malaysian blogs. usually if I can't see the widget, I'll skip the blog first then come back later to drop and the second time around mesti can see the widget oredi! :)

Mariuca January 15, 2009 12:21 PM

Wah vakasi in Sing is it HaaziQ?? Sigh bestnye! It's been ages since I've been to JB, that's where my mom is from. In fact I studied in JB for 2 years masa Form 2-3. :):):)

Mariuca January 15, 2009 12:22 PM

Metz, thanks for dropping by again, I'll come see ya shortly when I start my EC round! :)

Mariuca January 15, 2009 12:22 PM

Grandy!! That is so cute and oh so true! what u said about Nick here lol!! :):):)

Mariuca January 15, 2009 12:23 PM

Grandy, Nick was a little excited seeing that it was his first time ever being my FC. I was excited for him too YAY! :)

Mariuca January 15, 2009 12:24 PM

Grandy, I am thrilled to hear u guys love Journey as much as I do! I just love Steve Perry's voice, sigh! Thanks for listening to my pick this week sweetie, HUGS! :):):)

Mariuca January 15, 2009 12:25 PM

Oh no, sorry abt that ECL but thanks so much for ur patience! For that, here's a special HUG for you dearie! :):):)

balidreamhome January 15, 2009 4:07 PM

good to know that out there still lots of people love's 80's songs, I thought I was left alone :-)

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Ane Fallarme January 15, 2009 8:34 PM

Hey Marzie, here for a visit today! :D

Makoy January 16, 2009 12:12 AM

thanks again! my prize is now $150 and over 70k EC. im so thankful to the sponsors :)

Bryan Karl January 19, 2009 11:46 AM

Cool. Arnel Pineda's really hitting fame...

Mariuca January 21, 2009 11:03 AM

Hi Bali! I am a huge 80s fan and can't get enough sometimes he he! Thank you for dropping by. :):):)

Mariuca January 21, 2009 11:03 AM

Thanks for the link Keyword, I will check out ur site. :)

Mariuca January 21, 2009 11:04 AM

Hope u enjoyed ur visit Ane, thanks! :)

Mariuca January 21, 2009 11:08 AM

WOW Makoy! 70,000 EC to be won and all that cash? Sure sounds like a grand contest, glad I could be one of ur sponsors yay! :):):)

Mariuca January 21, 2009 11:08 AM

Thanks Gagay! Keep on hopping your way here kay? ;)

Mariuca January 21, 2009 11:09 AM

Hey Bryan! Arnel is pretty superb himself eh? He did a great job with Faithfully! :)

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