Send Her My Love was the fourth single released from Journey’s 1983 album Frontiers. Frontiers was Journey’s eighth studio album, and the album reached number two on the Billboard 200 chart. It spawned four top 40 singles: “Separate Ways (Worlds Apart)” (No. 8), “Faithfully” (No. 12), “After the Fall” (No. 23), and the aforementioned “Send Her My Love” which also peaked at number 23 on the Hot 100 chart.
“Send Her My Love” was written by the band’s keyboardist, Jonathan Cain, and lead vocalist, Steve Perry.
Jonathan Cain talked about what inspired this song. “I had a girlfriend when I was a teenager and somebody had called backstage to one of the shows and said, ‘Virginia still talks about you and your relationship.’ It was just one of those offhanded comments. I looked at her and just said, ‘Send her my love.’
I walked out, and it hit me: ‘Wait a minute, that’s a song!’
I went home and I called Steve Perry up and I said I came up with this idea, and we wrote it on the spot. A lot of this stuff we wrote was just on the spot. Very, very spontaneous. We kind of wrote with an urgency because we didn’t have a lot of time together. The road was hard enough. When we did write, we wrote very intense. All the lyrics were, like, within hours. We didn’t mess around.”
Enjoy this look back at Journey’s music video for Send Her My Love from 1983!