BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “Anyway You Want It”

I have two songs named "Anyway You Want It" in today’s battle.

Contestant #1: The Dave Clark 5

From their 1964 US album Coast To Coast, this song was a bit ahead of its time thanks to the use of echo and reverb. It reached #14 in the US and #24 in the UK.

Contestant #2: Journey

A song written by Steve Perry and Neal Schon, this appeared on their 1980 album Departure and was released at the same time. It reached #24 on the Hot 100.

Those are our contestants. Anyone can vote in these battles, and please do! Here are the directions:

  1. Listen to the two songs.
  2. Decide which song you like the best.
  3. Vote for your favorite by leaving me a comment with your choice. If you feel like telling us why, feel free.
  4. Then, visit the other participants and vote in their Battles:

I’ll tally the votes next Tuesday, December 8 and announce the winner then, so please get your vote to me before then.

The lines are now open. Good luck to The Dave Clark 5 and Journey!

12 thoughts on “BATTLE OF THE BANDS: “Anyway You Want It”

  1. JOHN ~

    I saw Journey perform live 3 or 4 different times. Sometimes they were the headliner, and sometimes they were the opening act. The one thing that NEVER changed was that I ALWAYS went to the concert to see… the OTHER band!

    I was never, ever a Journey fan. My view?: Leave that Barbra Streisand shi– er… stuffs… in ‘Frisco, where it belongs!

    So, I was really, REALLY looking forward to casting a BOTB bote against Journey. But – alas – I just can’t vote for that Pebbles & Bam-Bam mess of the DC5.

    I feel sick about it, but I cast my bote for… JOURNEY (back where ya came from!)

    ~ STMcC
    DogGtor of Alcohology &
    King of Inebriation Nation

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  2. Howdy John! So I’m looking for a new home for my blog. Although I do like where I’m at I just cannot afford it anymore. I do have a site here, but I have to learn how to work it again. I hate change, so I guess that’s really my biggest problem. Love these two songs my friend. Tell me is it pretty easy to work it here??? Thanks….


    1. Sorry I’m just getting back to you on this…

      The major thing that’s different about is the block editor. I’m not sure what you were using on your self-hosted site, but the block editor is a bit of a challenge. Images go in one kind of block,text goes in another, embedded videos go in a third, etc. It can be kind of a challenge when you’re first faced with it: I would suggest working with it for acouple of weeks before you go live with it. There are tutorials on the WordPress site that walk you through it, but it’s still a challenge.

      Also, for all intents and purposes, you can’t use JavaScript. Not that you’re going to write any, but the Linky uses it, and I know you have at least two and maybe three things you use it for. You can still use Linky, but you won’t be able to embed it on your page: all you can do is put in a link to a Linky page.

      Cathy Kennedy would be another person to ask. She’s also self-hosted and apparently happy with her hosting service. I don’t know what you pay per month, but there are other WordPress hosting sites that are less expensive. The premium plan is $7.50 a month, the business plan is $20.79 a month, and the eCommerce plan is $36 a month. I have the Premium plan, which gives me 13 GB of storage space and access to a few extra templates. Of course, if you go totally free you only get 3 GB of storage (pictures etc.).


  3. Journey all the way. This was the real Journey (in my opinion), although you could swap Jonathan Cain for Greg Rollie and it wouldn’t kill me. (Except that Jonathan Cain’s wife is Trump’s “spiritual? leader” so there’s that.

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  4. I do like the Journey song a lot, but DC5 brings back some good memories of my youth. I used to like DC5 a lot. For old times sake I give my vote to the Five. In fact I think their song is the better of the two.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out

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