Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Marissa Godinez Fave 5 Song Nuggets

Marissa Godinez is a talented actor, singer, performer, world traveler, Spanish speaker from Hawaii and most recently in an award winning film called, "Irresponsible." These are the songs that influence her growing up and getting to Los Angeles to pursue her dreams.

MAZZY STAR "Blue Light"
Singer Hope Sandoval plays many instruments, including harmonica, keyboard, Hammond Organ, Xylophone and the Glockenspeil. Which is like a xylophone, only it has metal bars/keys instead of wooden ones.

CHRIS ISAAC "Wicked Games"
Chris wrote this song after a woman he knew to be trouble called him and said "I want to come over and talk to you. I want to talk to you until you can no longer stand." He had the song written before she ever reached his house.

Lead singer Anthony Kiedis wrote in his Autobiography of the same name that a lot of this song refers to Dave Navaro. "Sarcastic Mr Know-It-All" is a direct reference because Dave is known as "the king of sarcasm." And at the end of the music video for "Warped" Anthony and Dave kiss at the end of the video...which is referred to in "Close your eyes and I'll kiss you 'cause"

Anthony was introduced to pot at 12 years old. But shares a story in his autobiography that he got high at 4 for the first time. He was walking with his dad and dad blew pot smoke in his face.

MARO "Still Feel It All"
From Portugal. My favorite comment on this youtube thread "Whenever you post something, i wait up till midnight so i can sneak out to the roof and listen to it with my eyes closed and feeling the cold wind. It’s the best feeling"

3 of the members were high school friends and formed a vocal trio to compete in a radio competition for the chance to meet the cast of "Glee." They created a rendition of Lady Gaga's "Telephone" which didn't win, however, they did find their following on Facebook!

Keep up with Marissa and her acting pursuits on Facebook and Instagram.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Troy Devolld Fave5 YTunes Shuffle Song Facts

Troy Devolld is a writer, producer, fine arts lover and most interestingly, a vintage TV remote collector.
He wrote the book, "Reality TV" which is considered the bible of writing for reality television. He started on MTV's show "Fear" and eventually worked on "The Osbornes."

These are the songs that tell the story of his life!

BUGGLES "Video Killed The Radio Star"
First video played on MTV. Buggles were unknown in the USA. But this song was an early indicator of how much influence MTV had...and was going to have. Trevor Horn wrote this song after 4 years of producing crap records for even crappier artists. He was so tired of not being successful that he thought,  "If I couldn't find a good artist and a good song, then I'd write it myself and becomme the artist."

EARTH WIND & FIRE "September"
Maurice White got the idea for the song while in a hotel room in Washington DC while there was some sort of protest going on outside. There was screaming and throwing things and this tune just evolved he told "songfacts."

JERRY FIELDING "McMillian and Wife"
McMillian and Wife is a police/crime drama tv show from the 70's with Rock Hudson! Norrie Paramore and his Orchestra released the theme song on Contour Records in 1974, but the label co-credited the theme to five people including composer Jerry Fielding, as well as Luchi De Jesus, (CHiPs) Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, Paul Mason (Welcome Back Kotter and Matlock) and Henry Mancini (Pink Panther).

Sondheim wrote this song during an out of town tryout for the music "Follies." He decided that another song on the line up (Can That Boy Foxtrot) just wasn't working in the musical. Elain says that an actress has only earned the right to perform the song once they reach 80. otherwise, performing this in your 40s or 50s she wants to know "where have they been?"

SAMMY DAVIS JR "I'm Gonna Build A Mountain"
Served in WWII after being drafted at 18 years old. Was abused by white soldiers from the South and was in fights almost every two days. He was eventually reassigned the the Special Services branch and put on performances for the troops...and even performed in front of soldiers who had previously racially abused him. Later he said "My talent was the weapon, the power, the way for me to fight. It was the one way I might hope to affect a man's thinking."

Check out Troy's book "Reality TV" at realitytvbook.com and follow him on Twitter!

Monday, November 4, 2019

Dia Morgan Fave 5 YTunes Shuffle Nuggets

Dia Morgan is a Chicago native, Florida-trained creative person now making her way through the beginning stages of being a pop starin Los Angeles. She has graced many comedy stages before channeling her energy into writing and collaborating in music studios. Here are her Fave5 songs and a few nuggets about each!

Dia Morgan---I Can Make It Rain In Malibu
Dia explains this song in our episode about working in Malibu and doing a rain dance...and eventually it REALLY rains in Malibu. A phenomenon that rarely happens in the California coastal town.

Glee Girls---”Halo/Walking On Sunshine”
This song comes in Season One Episode Six of the hit tv show, Glee. This is the first released mash-up performed on the show and the first time the girls of the group sing together.

Kelly Clarkson—Since You've Been Gone
This was originally written as an indie rock hit. Then when the big chorus was written, the new pop song was offered to Pink who turned it down, then Hilary Duff, who couldn't hit the high notes. Producers had to be convinced Kelly could do it. And she nailed it! Won a Grammy for it!

Mika-Big Girl, You Are Beautiful
This song was written at 2am when Mika was watching a documentary about fat people in the US. He was learning about a place called “The Butterfly Lounge” where only larger women were allowed in. Mika says “the women were amazing and I absolutely felt as if I had to write about them.” He muted the tv and got busy working. This is one of his favorite songs to perform live.

Myylo “I Can't Help But Look”
Myylo is an LGBTQIA+ icon and works in both California and Nashville. He's been in the same writing session with Mike Posner and Baby Face, and is a good friend and confident to our guest, Dia Morgan!

Keep up with Dia and find all her info at diamorgan.com

Monday, September 9, 2019

Martin Gooch YTunes Shuffle Song Nuggets

Martin Gooch is a director, writer, producer and everything behind the camera man. Over 2,000 hours of experience working on projects like Harry Potter, Judge Dredd and the Muppets. Over 20 short films….two of those won BBC Best New Director awards. Plus, he directed Spooks Interactive which won a BAFTA and was nominated for an EMMY!

Here are the songs that Martin brought to the show and a few nuggets about the artsists who sang them!

GOLDEN BROWN by The Stranglers
You hear this in the 2000 Film “Snatch” The band spent years denying this song is about heroin use. It wouldn’t be until 2001 when guitarist/vocalist Hugh Cornwell finally fessed up and said “its about heroin and a girl.” The girl in question is Cornwell’s then girlfriend, a Meditteranean woman.

KISS THEM FOR ME by Siouxsie and the Banshees
This song is a tribute to Jayne Mansfield. The title is the same as a 1957 film the pinup model starred in alongside Carey Grant.

Roger Taylor wrote this song for the Highlander film; then while he was away on holiday, Freddie Mercury wrote a new bass line, added a few more instruments and changed the order...produced a new mix. Roger Taylor’s version is heard in the movie, and Freddie Mercury’s is heard on the album. Taylor is the only one with the writing credit! 

ELOISE by The Damned
The Damned were the first British Punk band to release a full length disc: “Damned Damned Damned” in 1976

RAMBLINE MAN by Lemon Jelly
This is a duo made up of friends Fred Deakin and Nick Franglen. They came up with the name of their band when Nick came over to Fred’s house and said “It smells like lemon jelly in here.”

More questions about the music or the show? Please contact us at ytunesshuffle@gmail.com!

Monday, August 26, 2019

Calipso Aranda Fave5 YTunes Shuffle Song Nuggets

Meet Calipso Aranda, a model, actress, radio personality and business woman (CEO/founder) of Calipso Cosmetics. She is a Mexican born, yet native English speaker who was bitten by the entertainment bug at the young age of 13 years old. She regularly hosts the Whittier Dias De Los Muertos Festival every year in October.

These are the songs that influence her life...and these the are nuggets behind the artists.
Maggi Mayfield, Calipso Aranada, David Earl Waterman

SELENA “Como La Flor”
This was her cross over smash that got her signed in the US. As of 2015, she has sold over 65 million albums worldwide, making her the best-selling female artist in Latin Music history.

SADE “By Your Side”
Jennie Garth & Peter Facinelli as well as Dave Navarro & Carmen Electra used this as their first dance during their wedding receptions.

NINA SKY “Move Ya Body”
This is an identical twin duo, born in Puerto Rico. Their father was a DJ and as a result, the two were exposed to a lot of music. They wrote their first song, called “Sisters” at age 7. But 10 they decided they would become singers and by 15 they were playing concerts as Djs in clubs. Both have had guitar and drum lessons.

BEEGEES “Stayin' Alive”
The band recorded this album in a French Studio called the Chateau D'Herouville. The group didn't realize until after they finished that many porn films were shot in those studios. The Saturday Night Fever Soundtrack was the best selling soundtrack until “The Bodyguard” was released.

This was the band's only #1 hit in the US. The line “Players only love you when they're playin'” was directed at Lindsey Buckinham because Stevie Nicks (writer) hated “Go Your Own Way,” which was Lindsey's song about her.

Keep up with Calipso Aranda on Facebook, and her cosmetic line on Instagram.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Raquel Pomplun YTunes Shuffle Song Facts

Raquel Pomplun is a model, actress, writer, host and comedian living in Los Angeles. She is the first Mexican American PlayBoy PlayMate of the Year and hosts a radio show on DASH Radio. Her Fave 5 Songs take us through her dual country upbringing, the best summer she's had after a heart break, vision boards and finding her husband.

Maggi Mayfield, Raquel Pomplun, David Earl Waterman

These are her Fave 5 songs and the "Nuggets" behind them!

REDBONE "Come And Get Your Love"
Redbone is a Native American Band from California. When they performed this song live, they would wear traditional Native American garb and introduced it with chanting and dancing.

TIESTO "In The Dark"
Tiesto is a Dutch DJ, named the "Greatest DJ of All Time" by MIX Magazine (a honor voted on by fans!). He performed live at the 2004 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony in Athens. He was the first DJ to play live on stage at an Olympics.

WISIN & YANDEL "Abusadora"
Wisin y Yandel are the first and only reggaeton artists to win a Grammy. They won in 2009!

DON OMAR "Danza Kuduro"
Don Omar plays the role of Rico Santos in the Fast & Furious series.

SUBLIME "What I Got"
This song is based on at 1986 song called "Loving" by Jamaican dancehall singer Half Pint. When this was released in 1996, Half Point got no credit. But, once the song took off (selling over 5 million copies making it the best selling album in 1997), Half Pint was listed as a co-writer and awarded royalties.

Raquel Pomplun performs stand up comedy all over Los Angeles. Keep up with her on Facebook or on her website and www.officialraquelpomplun.com

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Monday, July 15, 2019

Margo Bateman YTunes Shuffle Song Nuggets

MARGO BATEMAN is a Philadelphia born and raised woman who moved to Los Angeles after both of her parents passed away really young. She tells the story of going to Catholic School, getting her heart broken, and the best road trip adventure...EVER!
Maggi Mayfield, Margo Bateman, David Earl Waterman
These are the Fave5 songs that Margo brought to the show. Loved 'em and want to know more about em? Here are a few nuggets about the artists' and their music.

Changed The Locks---Lucinda Williams
Lucinda was born with a condition called Spina Bifida...some are paralyzed by it. Lucinda finds that its difficult to stand for long periods of time. John Mellencamp and Hank Williams also have the condition.
Her favorite place to write is in the kitchen. Allegedly, if you go to her house, there are decades worth of ideas and notes and lyrics on her kitchen table. SHe says “when you go to someone’s house, you always wind up in the kitchen. That’s where I feel  most comfortable.’ She does her best writing in the morning and makes her tea or coffee and just sits and writes.

Theresa’s Sound World---Sonic Youth

Each member has a solo or side project. In 1985, they created a separate band called Ciccone Youth to glorify their love for Madonna. Ciccone is Madonna’s surname. They released one album, The Whitney Album, but never toured.

The Joker---Steve Miller Band
THis song was written by accident on the hood of his car under the stars at a party just north of San Francisco. He played this little riff, and just out came the chorus, “I’m a joker, im a smoker, I’m a midnight toker.” THen the rest of it was just lines from previous songs, “SOme call me a SPace Cowboy, some call me the gangster of love. Some call me Maurice…and the pompetous of love.” All the titles and lines from other songs he previously wrote.

Party Police---Alvvays
Their first album, self-titled, Alvvays, debuted in 2014 and went number one on the US College Charts. Who knew that was a chart!

Elton John---Philidelphia Freedom

Elton was one of the first white performers on the show “Soul Train” in 1976 and performed this and “Bennie and The Jets” on the show.

Monday, July 8, 2019

YTunes Shuffle Doug Burch's Song Nuggets

Doug Burch is a voice over actor and actor have graced projects like Massacre on Aisle 12, The Grinch, Sing!, and Finding Dory. He was born into a military family, traveling the world at a young age before his parents settled down in Central Texas. Through his music, we learn about ALL of his art, staining glass, theater, and how his kids introduce him to new music.

Here are the songs of his life: 

JANIS JOPLIN---Piece Of My Heart

The Van Morrison producer, Bert Berns wrote this song…and Aretha Franklin’s little sister Erma sang the original. Janis’ is a cover.


This song was selected for the US National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.”


It is called take 5 because it’s time signature is 5/4…as opposed to the usual 4/4 in jazz. Plus, Brubeck used a different time signature for each track.  You hear this in movies like “Mighty Aphrodite”, “Pleasantville” and “Constantine”

MORT SHUMAN---Port of Amsterdam

Mort is most famous for writing “Viva Las Vegas” “A teenager in Love” “This Magic Moment”

PHIL OCHS---When I’m Gone

Phil Ochs is a political and parody songwriter. Bob Dylan once said of him “I just can’t keep up with Phil. And he just keeps getting better and better and better” One time Ochs was criticizing Dylan's song “Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window"….Dylan threw Ochs out of his limo and said “You’re not a folksinger. You’re a journalist.”

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Jason Stuart's Fave5 Songs On YTunes Shuffle

Jason Stuart is an actor first, comedian, radio host and now writer of a new book, "Shut Up I'm Talking; Coming Out In Hollywood and Making it To the Middle." It's a new memoir detailing his life about coming out as a gay comedian/actor/performer in the 90s, chronicling his career and life which changed after seeing Barbra Streisand in Funny Girl. You can hear him Wednesdays on DASH radio during his show "Riffing with Jason Stuart."

Here are the #Fave5 songs Jason picked...learn more about the artist below!

MY MAN---Barbra Streisand
The funky spelling of her name was her choice. At 18, she wanted to be unique, but not change her name completely.

 IF I WERE A BOY---Beyonce
In the middle of performing this during her tour, she would break into Alanis Morissette's "You Outta Know"

YOUR SONG_---Elton John
Bernie Taupin, his writing partner, wrote this song in about 30 mins at Elton's parent's kitchen table in North Hills London. The original lyrics have coffee stains on them. Elton, wrote the music for this in about 20 mins...which was pretty typical for Elton when Bernie wrote lyrics.

The week this song hit number 1, he also had written the #2 record on the charts...."Manic Monday" performed by The Bangles.

SKYLARK---Bette Midler
This song is rumored to have inspired a buick of the same name...that was produced from 1953 to 1998.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Dante Rusciolelli YTunes Shuffle Song Nuggets

Dante The Comic was on Last Comic Standing, BET, and the co-owner of Golden Artists Entertainment in Los Angeles. He travels all over the country performing and even abroad on USO tours for the troops!
Here are the #Fave5 songs that are important in Dante's life and a few nuggets about the music and artists that are so important to him.

ALONE AGAIN (NATURALLY)---Gilbert O'Sullivan
The most depressing song ever written, about being left at the altar, and his parents dying. People LOVED this song. This was Gilbert's only #1 in America. It was the second best selling record of 1972, only behind Don McLean's “American Pie.”

The was originally written for the movie “Swing Time” in 1936 with Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Fred sings it to Ginger in a scene where he is playing the piano and she is in another room washing her hair.

Phil offered this song to Genesis, but the band rejected it because it was “too simple.” This was his first hit as a solo artist. He wrote this about going through a divorce with his first wife. By the time the album “Face Value” was released in 1981, Collins was already dating his second wife.

This was Prince's alter ego, Camille. He only sang three songs as her, “If I Was Your Girlfriend,” “Housequake,” and “Strange Relationship.” His engineer, Susan Rogers said recording this song was one of those rare times when Prince asked her what she thought.


This was a Czech song eventually translated to English in 1941. It was “Carol Of The Drum.” It was recorded as “Christmas Is A-Comin' until the Harry Simeone Chorale got a hold of it in 1958. Pentatonix did their version in 2013.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Rebekah Kochan YTunes Shuffle Song Nuggets

Rebekah Kochan is the co-owner and manager of Golden Artists Entertainment in Los Angeles. She has starred in over a dozen horror films and IMDB has chosen her as one of the top 100 scream queens of all time! Rebekah is the most famous actress in gay comedy films, thanks mainly in part to her role as Tiffany in all 5 Eating Out movies. I

Rebekah was also a writer for Joan Rivers on the E! TV show Fashion Police. As a stand-up comic, Rebekah is a power house. She performs all over the globe 40 weeks a year to sold out crowds and makes frequent stops to perform for the US troops.

These are the songs she picked and here is some more details about the artists:

YOU OUGHTA KNOW—Alanis Morissette
Alanis recorded the vocals in one take. Producer Glen Ballard remembers it was 11pm at night and sang it once. Everyone was exhausted. But that was it. She didn't want to change anything. Dave Navarro and Flea from Red Hot Chili Peppers played on this.

AGE OF AQUARIUS---The 5th Dimension

This was originally written for the musical “HAIR.” You can hear this in movies like Forrest Gump, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Apollo 13, and a new age folk singer, Mike Doughty used the chorus in his song “Fort Hood”

NEW YORK, NEW YORK---Frank Sinatra
This song was originally debuted by Liza Minella. This is the most popular version, and the last hit for Frank Sinatra when the birth of rock n'roll took over the airwaves. At 64 years old, he reached #32 on the Top40 charts on in 1980. AND was nominated for a grammy that year.

STRONGER---Britney Spears
There is a reference to her first hit in the song “My lonliness ain't killing me no more.” The video was a departure from that “candy-colored” teenage pop videos she was making, and this launched her as a “diva” according to director Joseph Kahn. Spears came to him and said “i would like to dance in a char, and drive in a car and break up with my boyfriend.” And all he could think is “how do I make that cool?”

Glynis Johns thought she was being offered the title role of Mary Poppins when she was signed to play “Mrs. Banks.” While the song writers, and Glynis, were sitting in the studio lot office, Walt softened the embarrassement of the misunderstanding by exclaiming, how the songwriters wrote a “terrific new song” which they wrote just for her. He took her to lunch and the songwriters, The Sherman Brothers, had changed the lyrics of “Practically Perfect” to fit Glynis “Sister Suffragette.”

Monday, April 29, 2019

Damienne Merlina YTunes Shuffle Song Nuggets

Damienne Merlina is a comedian, actress, voice over actor, writer, painter and activist! She is high energy from Pennsylvania and Arizona with a wild story. These are the songs she brought that inform her life!

Miss was so involved in music that grades matter....zero to her. The only time grades were important was when she had to change F's into A's. She took an IQ test and tested at genius level. Everyone was shocked. She took the test again. Same score. She was considered a class clown in school and didn't want to skip ahead 2 grades and leave her friends behind. She admitted later that the “plan” was to fail her classes on purpose...but hr family moved before she could commit scholastic suicide.


Before Anderson released his first album in 2012, he was working at a marijuana farm in Santa Barbara, CA. He was let go without warning which left his new wife and infant son homeless. The next year he would become the drummer for American Idol contestant, Haley Reinhart. Four years after his stint on American Idol, Anderson would release his third album, which earned him a Grammy Award.

QUEEN---Don't Stop Me Now
Guitarist Brian May told Absolute Radio in 2011 how he loved this song and that it was “a lot of fun” but there was an underlying fear because the entire band was worried about Freddie at this time. Brian May struggled with these lyrics because it was about Freddie's hedonistic lifestyle, “taking lots of drugs and having sex with lots of men.”

TINA TURNER---What's Love Got To Do With It

Tina hated this song. It's an anti-love song and she did NOT want to record it. She turned to her manager who was working hard at her “comeback” and was sure it would be a hit. Turner is more of an actress than anyone realized. This song went #1 in 1984 and because the oldest female solo artist to ever top the chart. This record has since been broken by Cher, who recorded “Believe” in 1999. She was 52.

THE CLASH---Know Your Rights!
The first Clash gig ever, they opened for The Sex Pistols. Their first album...was not even released in America. However, it did sell 100,000 copies which made it the largest selling import album of its time.

MADONNA---Like A Prayer
The choir you hear is called The Andrae Crouch gospel choir...they were also in Michael Jackson' Man In The Mirror the year before! The choir does not appear in her video after Andrae Crouch realized what Madonna was planning to do with the video.
Talk music and comedy with her when you follow Damienne on Instagram.

Monday, April 22, 2019

Bo$$ Lady Fave5 Song Facts

Bo$$ Lady is Southern California, born and bred, performer, comedian, activist and rapper! She has just released an album, Champagne Pussy. These are the songs that made a big influence on her life!

SUPER TRAMP---The Logical Song
The end of the song, right after he sings “d-d-digital” is a sound that is borrowed from a Mattel handheld electronic football game. An engineer working next door, Richard Digby-Smith helped to layer the beep for the song. The sound itself indicatd a player had lost control of the football.

OINGO BOING-Just Another Day
The band was formed by Richard Elfman in the early 70's out of a musical theater troupe. They would perform Cab Calloway covers and instrumentals of Balinese gamelan and Russian ballet music. When Richard eventually left the group, younger brother Danny took over. He eventually started composing film music, and hired exclusively Oingo Boingo guitarist, Steve Bartek as the orchestrator. Films they worked on together? Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Batman series, Edward Scissorhands, Good Will Hunting, Men In Black, Spider-man, and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

THE SMITHS-That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore
This group was named by British Music Magazine, NME, as the “Most Influential Artist Ever.” Even over the Beatles. They were only together for five years and put out four studio albums, and have never had a number one hit in their home country. The closest they ever came...was when Mark Ronson (Uptown Funk), scored a cover of “Stop Me If You Think You've Heard This One Before.”

The beautiful 'cello' sound you hear, is not in fact a cello. It is a Mellotron tape-playback keyboard. I know, they USE a cello in the video...but it is a keyboard. From the album, “What's The Story Morning Glory,” this is the second biggest selling album in the UK, only after “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club” by The Beatles. Actually, this song, is based on “Wonderwall Music,” an instrumental album George Harrison wrote for the movie Wonderwall in 1968. (The first solo album released by any of the Beatles.)

This is from the television show, “Stevn Universe” from the episode “Mindful Education.” It was written by the show creator, Rebecca Sugar, who sang an acoustic version at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con. She describes it as a song she wrote to talk herself off the edge.

Keep up with Bo$$ Lady (Allie Rossi) and debate the music on her social media!

Saturday, April 13, 2019

Eric Alegria YTunes Shuffle Song Nuggets

Eric runs several rooms in Los Angeles, including The Foxfire (where they filmed Magnolia), Wednesday Funnies at The Scene in North Hollywood as well as The Workaholics House Comedy Jam where they film the TV Show, Workaholics.

TWISTED SISTER “We’re Not Gonna Take It”
This song is used in a United Way of America video to help parents learn how to talk to teenagers. Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan tried to use the song in the 2012 presidential campaign. Dee Snider came out and denounced them using it saying “there is almost nothing he stands for that I agree with except the use of the workout program, P90X. HOWEVER, he had no problem with Donald Trump using it as his “exit song” during the 2015 campaign saying “The song is about rebellion, and there’s nothing more rebellous than what Trmp is doing right now. Although Bernie Sanders can use it as well. He’s turn things upside down too!”

SURVIVOR “Eye Of The Tiger”
Heard as the theme in Rocky III...the scene where you hear the song, the original cut of the film actually used, “Another One Bites The Dust” by Queen. The filmmakers couldn’t get the publishing rights to the song, so Stallone called up Survivor in hopes to reach a younger audience. 3 days later, Eye Of The Tiger was written.

JOAN JETT “I Love Rock N Roll”
They shot the entire video in color...during the beginning days of MTV. When the rough first cut came through, she and the director hated it. Too much red and mauve because of her poor fashion choice. However, when they did a black and white overlay, Joan thought it was extra gritty and retro. The video stood out on MTV helping to make this her best selling single of her career. The color version didn’t become available until 2008 on YouTube.

Michael was in the zone while writing and recording this song. He knew it was going to be a hit and got absorbed in the song. He nailed the vocals in one take! During a break from a recording session, he was riding down Ventura Freeway with Nelson Hayes, a producer. Michael just couldnt get out of his head thinking about the song. When he is pulling off the freeway and stopped at the light, a kid on a motorcycle pulls up and says “Your car is on fire.” All of a sudden the smoke comes into full focus and the entire bottom of the Rolls-Royce was on fire. Michael thanks that kid for saving their lives. It wouldn’t be later, after the finish of that song did Michael reflect on what could have happened if that car exploded.

JOURNEY “Faithfully”
This is the first music video for Journey. They had a lot of trouble finding someone to shoot it, so manager Herbie Herbert hired the guys from NFL Films to shoot footage of the band on the road and onstage. The same guys that filmed Walter Payton scoring touchdowns, are the ones who shot Steve Perry shaving his mustache.