Old Time Rock & Roll

December 20, 2021

The song of the day is “Old Time Rock & Roll” by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band.

Fun Facts

  • The song was featured on Stranger In Town, Bob Seger’s 10th studio album.
  • It’s widely believed that “Old Time Rock & Roll” was Bob Seger’s favorite song.
  • In 2001, the tune was included among the Songs of the Century list.
  • “Old Time Rock & Roll” was penned by Thomas E. Jones III and George Jackson. Bob Seger claims that he rewrote the verses but opted not to take credit as a co-songwriter. He says he regrets not having taken credit to get his fair share of royalties.
  • Bob Seger performed “Old Time Rock & Roll” at his induction ceremony at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
  • The song climbed to the 28th spot on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1979.
  • It peaked at #3 on the Australian KMR, at #31 on the Canadian RPM Top 100, and at #38 on the New Zealand Singles Chart.
  • It has been extensively covered by other artists, like Michael Bolton and Connie Francis.
  • The song has been featured in movies like Risky Business, in television shows like The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and in a Domino’s Pizza commercial.

Lyrics:

(Musixmatch)

Just take those old records off the shelf

I’ll sit and listen to ’em by myself

Today’s music ain’t got the same soul

I like that old time rock and roll

Don’t try to take me to a disco

You’ll never even get me out on the floor

In ten minutes I’ll be late for the door

I like that old time rock and roll

Everybody

Old time rock and roll

That kinda music just soothes the soul

I reminisce about the days of old

With that old time rock and roll, Drew Abbott!

Won’t go to hear ’em play a tango

I’d rather hear some blues or funky old soul

There’s only one sure way to get me to go

Start playin’ old time rock and roll

Call me a relic, call me what you will

Say I’m old fashioned, say I’m over the hill

Today’s music ain’t got the same soul

I like that old time rock and roll

Still like that old time rock and roll

That kinda music just soothes the soul

I reminisce about the days of old

With that old time rock and roll

Old time rock and roll

Baby, just soothes the soul

I reminisce about the days of old

With that old time rock and roll

Everybody come on

Old time rock and roll

Baby, just soothes the soul

I reminisce about the days of old

With that old time rock and roll

Old time rock and roll

It just soothes the soul

I reminisce about the days of old

With that old time rock and roll

It’s not like the old time rock and roll

Alright

Alright

Alright, just one more

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