"Who's Crying Now" is a song recorded by the American rock band Journey. It was written by Jonathan Cain and Steve Perry. It was released in 1981 as the first single from Escape and reached #4 on both the Billboard Hot 100 and the Mainstream Rock Tracks charts. The song charted at #46 in the UK Singles Chart, and was the band's highest charting single in the United Kingdom until "Don't Stop Believin'" (also released as a single from the Escape album in 1981) incurred a resurgence in worldwide popularity in 2009.
The song is highlighted by Steve Perry's lyrics, piano playing by Jonathan Cain which interludes with a bass riff by Ross Valory, and acoustic guitars. There are no electric guitars until the end of the song, when Neal Schon plays a repeating guitar solo that sounds similar to Santana. Originally, according to Schon on In the Studio with Redbeard (which devoted an entire episode to the making of Escape), he recorded an aggressive, experimental guitar solo which he liked but Steve Perry and Jonathan Cain didn't like. He then recorded a second, the "simplest thing he could play off the top of his head" as said by Perry. That one was appreciated much more by bandmates....