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Asia featured an all-star lineup: John Wetton from King Crimson, Steve Howe from Yes, Carl Palmer from Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and Geoff Downes from the Buggles and Yes. This song's vocalist, John Wetton, left shortly after its release and was replaced by Greg Lake. Lake was an old band mate of drummer Carl Palmer. They played together in Emerson, Lake & Palmer. The group disbanded soon after Lake's inclusion. When they reunited in 1990, it was without Wetton. (thanks Kev - Scunthorpe, England)
Wetton and Downes wrote this song, which describes an intense relationship between a young couple, and questions what will happen when they get older.
This was the group's biggest hit. Their only other song to come close was "Don't Cry." That made it to #10 in the US.
This song was featured in the movie The 40 year old Virgin. The main character in the film has an Asia poster on his wall, which helps explain why he's a 40 year old virgin. (thanks, Julia - London, England)
This was featured in an episode of the TV show South Park where Cartman is talking to Congress about stem cell research after his friend Kenny dies. He starts singing this song, and the entire congress joins in.
This song was featured in the video game Guitar Hero Rocks the '80s, allowing people to play along with this song with a virtual guitar. (thanks, Bert - Pueblo, NM, for above 2)
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