In July 1979, Journey was touring with Irish rock band Thin Izzy and while hanging out together in Miami, the bands shared rhyme scheme exercises together which led to the writing of “Any Way You Want It”.
Perry has credited Thin Izzy as being the primary influence for the song which was released the following year off the band’s sixth studio album.
What other writing collaborations do you know of that came as a result of bands touring with one another? Let me know in the comments!
The song went on to be a live staple for the band and appeared on all 4 of their live albums.
Sara Loera is taking on the tune in today’s video so let us know what you thought!
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