"Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)" is a song by Journey from their album Frontiers and released as a single on February 5, 1983. It peaked at #8 for six consecutive weeks on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, and spent four weeks at #1 on the Top Tracks chart.The song was written in 1982 during the tour for the Escape album. There is some degree of uncertainty regarding the specific date of authorship or the first time it was performed live. While some sources will claim the 1982 Day on the Green concert (June 26, 1982), as the first time the songs was performed (citing singer Steve Perry from that performance... "We just wrote this song about two weeks ago.") Subsequent bootleg recordings have revealed that the band performed this song live at least a month earlier on May 21, 1982 in concert at Chicago's Rosemount Horizon. In that recording, singer Steve Perry intimates that they had "just written this.
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