Of these; I couldn't include all the ones I'd have liked to, for example, "Beautiful Loser" and "Shame on the Moon."
What is Bob Seger's best song?
|by Anonymous||reply 58||06/09/2021|
‘Fire Down Below’ off the Night Moves album circa 1977 is one of his best songs
|by Anonymous||reply 1||06/07/2021|
Love that one, r1. (I just discovered it, actually.)
|by Anonymous||reply 2||06/07/2021|
Turn the Page because of the good covers of it.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/07/2021|
Still the Same. I always associate that song with he movie Shoot the Moon. Great song, great movie.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/07/2021|
My aunt loves Against the Wind, it’s a big inspirational song for her. You’ll Accompany Me is my favourite Seger song, but since it wasn’t offered as a choice I voted for Hollywood Nights. Old time rock’n roll is a song I never need to hear again.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/07/2021|
I used to think that "Night Moves" was "Night Moose"
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/07/2021|
My favorite is Night Moves. I just love the "I woke last night to the sound of thunder How far off, I sat and wondered". Reminds me of being a kid hearing a storm off in the distance.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||06/07/2021|
Still The Same. After all of these years, i still know the lyrics.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||06/07/2021|
I wouldn't mind a festival concert with the elders of rock Seger, Mellencamp, Springsteen, Eagles (whoever is left), James Taylor and if Linda could still sing Ms Rondstadt but I'll take Emmy Lou instead and if Carly.
Oh and Neal Young if he wants to sit in.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||06/07/2021|
I was going to say and if Carly Simon wanted to sing back up or Sheryl Crowe.
Pre mature posting.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||06/07/2021|
Shakedown. It hit number one!
|by Anonymous||reply 11||06/07/2021|
Fire Lake. Its so mystifying and the harmonies are impeccable.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/07/2021|
They are all great and there are more. I haven’t listened to him in years and forgot.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/07/2021|
"Night Moves." It was released in the summer I seem to recall. I remember is as a summer song.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||06/07/2021|
“2+2=5?” is my favorite of his.
His later stuff, mentioned in the poll and the replies above, is incredibly bland. So bland it might as well not exist at all.
“2+2=5?” is blistering garage rock. Those of you who haven’t heard it might be shocked.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||06/07/2021|
I go with the cliché "Old Time Rock and Roll" because it rocks harder.
But I LOVE me some "Hollywood Nights" and "Night Moves."
|by Anonymous||reply 16||06/07/2021|
Apologies—it’s called “2+2=?”. The title I gave at R15 is a Radiohead song. The Bob Seger song is linked below.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/07/2021|
Did you make any night moves, r14?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||06/07/2021|
We actually saw him on tour in 2019. A friend of ours invited us. She and her husband are huge 70s band concert goers. Anyway, aside from weird faces and things he did with his arms, the concert was fantastic. It was two hours of, "Oh, I forgot he did this song."
|by Anonymous||reply 19||06/07/2021|
Come to Papa.
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|by Anonymous||reply 21||06/07/2021|
Get Out of Denver is fun. Her Strut, Rock 'n Roll Never Forgets. I voted for Roll Me Away but I see it wasn't popular!
|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/07/2021|
You’ll Accompany Me is lovely.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/07/2021|
"Travelin' Man/Beautiful Loser" from his "Live Bullet" album is classic live rock. Great songs, both of them.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||06/07/2021|
Turn the Page is the song that people make fun of. The woes of a rock star on tour.
[quote] Say, here I am ... On the road again
[quote] There I am ... Up on the stage
[quote] Here I go ... Playin' the star again
[quote] There I go ... Turn the page
|by Anonymous||reply 25||06/07/2021|
"Night Moves" has always been boring and repetitive to my ears. I didn't like it even when it was on the radio nonstop. I'd go for either "Hollywood Nights" or "Main Street.." I love the last measures of Main Street, the way it builds. It does seem a bit depressing that it's about a strip joint, though.
|by Anonymous||reply 26||06/07/2021|
And a hooker with a heart of gold.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||06/07/2021|
My favorite Bob Seger song is “Bad Moon Rising,” a song he didn’t even sing.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||06/07/2021|
"The woes of a rock star on tour."
Actually, touring tends to be hell. All that traveling, going from city to city, performing then having to get right back on the bus or plane to go to the next gig, living out of hotel rooms...it doesn't sound very pleasant. Of course the more successful acts stay in the better hotel rooms and experience the luxury that being a top tier act can provide. But it's still not exactly a happy existence. I don't think I've ever heard a rock star say he or she LIKED going on tour. They say they like the audiences who adore them, but not the touring.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||06/07/2021|
I wish I saw him live in his heyday but I was too young.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||06/07/2021|
Bob Seger performed his composition Heartache Tonight at the Eagles Kennedy Centre Honors and the amount of energy he had at his age was mind-blowing
|by Anonymous||reply 31||06/07/2021|
"Have You Never Been Mellow?"
Or was that Olivia Newton-John? I get them mixed up.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||06/07/2021|
I hope for everyone's sake that OP is a radio programmer looking for input. Bob Seger's catalog is full of iconic songs, yet many 'Jack'/Oldies/Classic Rock stations seem to play him infrequently. Indeed, with a whole universe of great music to play, lots of them have surprisingly short playlists, although apparently they are driven by research.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||06/07/2021|
We’ve Got Tonight along with Ready for Love are the two great 70s make-out songs, so o voted for that. Not on there but I also love Rock n Roll Never Forgets, Feel like A Number, ain’t got no money. So many. Love Bob Seger - I don’t know if he’s really underrated because he is very acclaimed - but it feels like he is.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||06/07/2021|
34 posts and no one mentioned Seger's best and my favorite.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||06/07/2021|
OP should be BANNED for posting a NON GAY thread on a GAY site...
|by Anonymous||reply 36||06/07/2021|
R36, you sound exhausting
Everyone else: I enjoy your input! I'm not aware of Seger's lesser-known stuff
|by Anonymous||reply 37||06/08/2021|
One of Bob's few songs that isn't about a stripper. Lyle Lovett and Keb Mo kick it up a few notches here
Till It Shines
|by Anonymous||reply 38||06/08/2021|
R32, meet r28
|by Anonymous||reply 39||06/08/2021|
Night Moves forever!
|by Anonymous||reply 40||06/08/2021|
|by Anonymous||reply 41||06/08/2021|
Another vote for the Bob Seger System’s 2+2=?
Also look for the covers album Smokin’ OP’s.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||06/08/2021|
It's a later song but I love "The Fire Inside." The piano player is Roy Bittan, who plays for Springsteen's band.
|by Anonymous||reply 43||06/08/2021|
Rambling Gambling Man was his first hit and my favorite.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||06/08/2021|
Wasn't punk and new wave a rebellion against this kind of music?
|by Anonymous||reply 45||06/08/2021|
Horizontal Bop. Oh, and that one he wrote about Jane Fonda, Her Strut or something like that.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||06/08/2021|
Every great rock artist has a magnum opus, and "Night Moves" is Bob Seeger's.
I miss the days of actual radio, when a 7 to 10 minute song was played uninterrupted.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||06/08/2021|
47 posts and no mention of 1982's "Shame On the Moon"...???
I was a child of the late 70s/early 80s and it's still funny how I like so many different types of music.
Streisand - Seger - Donna Summer - Elton - Zeppelin - Stones - Manilow...
We had so many choices!!
|by Anonymous||reply 48||06/08/2021|
I mentioned it in the OP, r48!
|by Anonymous||reply 49||06/08/2021|
[quote] My favorite Bob Seger song is “Bad Moon Rising,” a song he didn’t even sing.
He didn’t write it, either, and it doesn’t sound like him, so ... god only knows why you’re mentioning it here, Bootsy.
I avoided the film Night Moves for years because I associated it with the Seger song, which I do not like at all. It actually has nothing to do with the song, and it’s a fantastic movie that I recommend to anyone who loves gritty 70s films. Melanie Griffith’s hairy, teenage vulva makes an appearance in it, shockingly.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||06/08/2021|
Some of Bob's songs are cheesy, e.g., "Against the Wind."
|by Anonymous||reply 51||06/08/2021|
Night Moves for damn sure.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||06/08/2021|
[quote] Wasn't punk and new wave a rebellion against this kind of music?
Does that make “this kind of music” bad?
|by Anonymous||reply 53||06/08/2021|
I love Bob Seger. He was supposed to play Jazz Fest a few years ago and pulled out for some reason, so I missed my chance to see him. I really would have loved to see him at Pine Knob in his heyday. We've Got Tonight is one of the saddest songs ever written. He's a poet. Thanks for a fun thread, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||06/08/2021|
I forgot to address my biggest disappointment with Seger:
Where is the BOX SET?!?! Or maybe an anniversary edition of one of his classic albums?
Just name an artist who had a string of hits between 1940 and 1990 and there's probably some type of unreleased collection, anniversary disc, or box set available.
The closest you can get to a Seger box set is buying "Ultimate Hits: Rock and Roll Never Forgets" (a 2-CD set) and "Early Seger Vol. One" (an attempt at some unreleased/early material).
|by Anonymous||reply 55||06/09/2021|
We've Got Tonight....
Because we've all been there at least once...
|by Anonymous||reply 56||06/09/2021|
You’ll Accomp’ny Me. Great song.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||06/09/2021|
R12, I've been listening to 'Fire Lake,' it is a mysterious song, and the harmonies were done by three Eagles: Don Henley, Glen Frey and Timothy B. Schmit.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||06/09/2021|