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Steve Perry - Foolish Heart (1984)

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"Foolish Heart" is a rock song written by Steve Perry, formerly of the band Journey, and Randy Goodrum, and was performed by ...

"Foolish Heart" is a rock song written by Steve Perry, formerly of the band Journey, and Randy Goodrum, and was performed by Perry from his first solo album, Street Talk. It was released as the fourth single from the album in November 1984 and peaked at number 18 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the Adult Contemporary chart in February 1985.

Music video

The music video for "Foolish Heart" is unusual in the fact that it is one continuous shot from beginning to end. The setting is a darkened hall with the camera overlooking a balcony rail towards the stage. On the stage, in a blue spotlight, is a boom mic and a stool. Perry walks onto the stage, sits and the song begins. Over the course of the video, the camera pans towards the stage, pauses a brief moment on Perry and then slowly returns to its original position over the balcony rail. At the end of the song, Perry walks off stage. It was directed by Jack Cole and produced by Paul Flattery, who had also done the videos "Oh Sherrie" and "Strung Out" from "Street Talk."

There is an alternate 'holiday' ending to this video which is rarely included. A second camera shot shows Steve Perry walking off the stage towards the camera. The rest of the members of Journey (Neal Schon, Jonathan Cain, Steve Smith, Ross Valory) greet Steve as he approaches. With champagne in hand, the band wishes their fans a Happy Holiday and Happy New Year. Steve Perry then says "Let's go cut a track" and they exit via the stage. Many believe this was a nod to the fans that Steve Perry was returning to write and perform with Journey.

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