Radio XVI, side A, track 2: “Old Time Rock & Roll” by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

Bob Seger and The Silver Bullet Band Old Time Rock and RollOh, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, this song is a great example of unintended consequences.  It’s a great rock and roll song, but unfortunately, every time I hear it, the first thing I think of is Tom Cruise in his underpants.  I’m pretty sure that’s not what you were hoping to evoke with this, but unfortunately that oh so memorable scene in “Risky Business” kinda stole any other thunder that this song had.  And it’s too bad, because I think this song is stellar.  And it’s a great song to debate about.  Is it really true that today’s music ain’t got the same soul as that old time rock and roll?  Because there are some days when I’m firmly in your camp, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, where I feel like I’m a proud relic, proudly old-fashioned and over the hill and find myself complaining about “these kids today” and their music.  But I think I’ve said it here somewhere before, that I have a feeling that there were others complaining about your music when it was new, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, just as Justin Bieber’s fans are going to be complaining about their kids’ music in another 20 years or so.  I like that old time rock and roll, Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, but I’ve gotta say, “Call Me Maybe” is a pretty damn catchy tune.  But this whole debate is moot anyway, because of Tom Cruise’s underpants.

“Old Time Rock & Roll”

Just take those old records off the shelf

I 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 ta 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

Still like that old time rock and roll

That kinda music just soothes m’soul

I reminisce about the days of old

With that old time rock and roll

Ow!

<awesome Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band jam>

Won’t go and hear ’em play a tango

I’d rather hear some blues or funky old soul

There’s only one sure way to get me ta 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 m’soul

I reminisce about the days of old

With that old time rock and roll

Oh!

<awesome Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band jam>

Still like that old time rock and roll

That kinda music just soothes m’soul

I reminisce about the days of old

With that old time rock and roll

Still like that old time rock and roll

That kinda music just soothes m’soul

I reminisce about the days of old

With that old time rock and roll

Hey!  Still like that old time rock and roll

That kinda music just soothes m’soul

I reminisce about the days of old

With that old time rock and roll

Still like that old time rock and roll

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2 thoughts on “Radio XVI, side A, track 2: “Old Time Rock & Roll” by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band

  1. […] man, good times.”  This one ranks up there with “I Love Rock ‘N Roll” and “Old Time Rock & Roll” as one of the best rock anthems that just celebrates rock for being awesome.  I love that slow […]

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  2. […] Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, the last time we had one of your songs on here, it was this exact one.  Can’t believe that was over 4 years ago.  I hope another 4 years don’t go by before […]

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