As the lead singer of Journey and in his solo career, Steve Perry is responsible for writing or co-writing tracks such as 'Oh Sherrie', 'Any Way You Want It', 'Foolish Heart', 'Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)', 'Open Arms', 'Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin' and 'Who's Crying Now'.
His songs have been featured on television shows such as 'Glee' and 'American Idol', and in Broadway plays like 'Rock of Ages' and films including 'Monster' 'Money Ball' and many animated features. Artists who have recorded cover versions of his songs include Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Barry Manilow, Martina McBride and Rise Against.
A testament to the timelessness of Perry’s music is the phenomenal recent success of 'Don’t Stop Believin' in the UK. Almost three decades after the song was initially a hit, the Glee cast version of the tune went to No. 2 on the UK singles chart, spurring a re-entry into the charts of Journey’s original version, which peaked at No. 6 and spent 59 weeks there.
'Infinity', Perry’s first album with Journey, has sold more than 3 million copies, whilst 1981’s 'Escape' has sold more than 12.4 million worldwide. The band’s 'Greatest Hits' album, with most songs written or co-written by Steve Perry, has sold over 25 million albums worldwide. Journey’s catalogue has now sold over 60 million albums.
Steve Perry has also enjoyed huge success as a solo artist. His album 'Street Talk' also featuring songs he wrote or co-wrote, has sold over 4 million albums and spawned the chart topping hits 'Oh Sherrie', 'Foolish Heart', 'She’s Mine' and 'Strung Out.'