To Play Some Music

"To Play Some Music"
Single by Journey
from the album Journey
B-side "Topaz"
Released June 1975
Format 7" single
Recorded CBS Studios, San Francisco, California, 1974
Genre Progressive rock
Length 3:19
Label Columbia
Writer(s) Gregg Rolie, Neal Schon
Producer(s) Roy Halee
Journey singles chronology
"To Play Some Music"
"On a Saturday Night"

"To Play Some Music" is the first single released by the American rock group Journey. It originally appeared as the fourth track on the band's eponymous 1975 debut album.

Album and single release

The album Journey was released as the band's first LP by Columbia Records on April 1, 1975. Two months later, Columbia also issued the band's first single. "To Play Some Music" was chosen as the A-side, while the B-side featured another cut from Journey, the instrumental fifth track "Topaz" ("Topaz" followed "To Play Some Music" on the album running order).[1] "To Play Some Music" was written by Gregg Rolie and Neal Schon, while "Topaz" was penned by George Tickner.[2]

Journey would ultimately peak at #138 on The Billboard 200 album chart in the United States[3] and also at #72 in Japan. However, "To Play Some Music" has never appeared on any major singles chart Worldwide. It was the only single issued from the band's debut album.



  1. "To Play Some Music" single at Rate Your Music.
  2. Journey track listing at allmusic.
  3. Journey peak United States Billboard chart placing at allmusic.
This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 4/5/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.