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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07: (L-R) 2017 Inductees Gregg Rolie, Steve Perry, Neal Schon, Ross Valory and Jonathan Cain of Journey speak onstage at the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Center on April 7, 2017 in New York City. Debuting on HBO Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm ET/PT

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Journey: “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)”

The Hook: Based on the personal struggles of an unnamed band member.

Year: 1983

Album: Frontiers

Writers: Jonathan Cain and Steve Perry

Stats: Topped Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Tracks chart and peaked at number-8 on the Hot 100.

The Background: Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain and singer Steve Perry co-wrote “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart).” Cain says they didn’t have to look very far to come up with the subject matter for it.

Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain on writing “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” with singer Steve Perry. OC:…it flow :24

“We often shared a lot of things – in a band it’s kind of like you have each other to lean on. And the friendship would sorta keep up strong. And so the time we wrote ‘Separate Ways’ there was a lot of conflict in certain members’ lives with relationships and Steven and I just felt we should write about it and let it flow.”