Favorite Trial By Fire Songs

Orgainized by Dirk Van Hyning


The results from this poll were taken by members of the Journey Mailing List and other on-line Journey fans during October and November 1996.

There were 89 fans who participated in the poll. A vote of #1 got 15 points and a vote of 15 got 1 point.


RankSong TitleTotalVotes #1 - #15
1.Message Of Love99210 17 14 8 5 10 6 7 4 3 1 1 1 1 1
2.Easy To Fall92113 14 7 8 8 8 3 5 6 2 5 3 4 2 1
3.When You Love A Woman8569 3 7 8 19 8 7 3 6 2 5 5 3 4 0
4.If He Should Break Your Heart7996 9 4 8 8 4 6 12 8 5 7 5 3 3 1
5.Still She Cries79711 4 10 7 6 6 9 3 3 6 5 5 3 9 2
6.When I Think Of You7749 9 4 6 10 2 5 9 4 7 5 6 3 4 6
7.It's Just The Rain7454 5 9 8 4 5 9 5 9 7 6 7 5 3 3
8.Can't Tame The Lion7188 3 8 9 6 4 9 4 1 7 4 3 7 7 9
9.One More7144 8 2 10 5 6 3 5 10 8 8 5 7 7 1
10.Trial By Fire6382 6 4 2 4 9 6 7 6 9 6 9 9 5 5
11.Don't Be Down on Me Baby6304 2 3 6 4 11 4 6 8 7 7 3 8 8 8
12.Forever In Blue6293 2 5 4 2 5 7 6 12 13 9 4 7 6 4
13. Baby I'm Leavin' You5480 2 6 3 4 4 11 3 5 6 5 12 9 9 10
14.Colors of the Spirit5114 4 2 1 2 3 2 9 4 5 10 7 10 11 12
14.Castles Burning4043 1 3 1 2 4 3 4 2 1 2 14 13 12 24

So, the top four or so seemed to be pretty solid favorites, as did the bottom two or three. But as you can see, the middle was pretty tight. To me that shows that this album appeals to so many different tastes. I got A LOT of comments attached to the lists saying how HARD it was to choose these lists. So, I will do this again after several months to see which ones "age" better than the others. Other notes:

1) Baby I'm Leavin' You was the ONLY song not to get a #1 vote.
2) Certain songs seemed to amass a huge number of votes at a given slot. Example: When You Love A Woman got 19 votes for #5--wow!
3) Well, Castles Burning got 24 votes for #15--lots of people said this song was just too repetetive.