2. Steve Perry
Throughout the month of February, 102.9 WMGK will count down the 20 greatest classic rock singers decided by our listener vote.
We’ll dedicate daily blocks to one singer who’s made the list every weekday throughout the month.
MGK will celebrate Steve Perry on Monday, Feb. 27.
Perry became the lead singer of Journey in 1977. The band reached its highest point of success after releasing Escape in 1981 featuring their most recognizable song “Don’t Stop Believin.”
His unmistakable voice became one of the band’s biggest identifiers during the 1980s. Other Journey hits included “Faithfully,” “Open Arms,” and “Wheel in the Sky.”
Perry also released the solo album Street Talk in 1984, featuring “Oh Sherrie” as its most memorable song.
He entered the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017 as a member of Journey. He put his vocals to the test with a new challenge in 2021, a Christmas album named The Season.
His career has earned him the #2 spot on the list in 2023.
Listen to the finale of MGK’s Top 20: The Unveiling of Number One on Tuesday, Feb. 28 during the crossover between the John DeBella Show and the Matt Cord Show at 9am.
Listen to MGK’s Top 20 Recap Weekend on March 4-5. It will include blocks every hour from singers who made the list to catch you up on anything you missed!
MGK’s Top 20 Classic Rock Singers
20. Brad Delp
19. Steven Tyler
18. Bruce Springsteen
17. Don Henley
16. Jon Anderson
15. Mick Jagger
14. Phil Collins
13. Stevie Nicks
12. Billy Joel
11. Chris Cornell
10. Elton John
9. Ann Wilson
8. Paul Rodgers
7. Paul McCartney
6. Roger Daltrey
5. David Bowie
4. Robert Plant
3. Pat Benatar
2. Steve Perry