Friday, March 8, 2013

"Against the Wind" by Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band

Top 10 Alert!
Song#:  0274
Date:  05/03/1980
Debut:  54
Peak:  5
Weeks:  17
Genre:  Rock

Note: I knew it would happen sooner or later! I missed a song along the way. Due to the next chart song, I realized in my research that I didn't remember covering the previous chart entry - and I did not! I think maybe because of the high debut position, I may have missed it on the original chart. Anyway, gotta play ketchup and put it in!

Against The Wind by Bob Seger And The Silver Bulle on Grooveshark

Pop Bits:  This title track from Seger's only #1 album easily followed the first single from the album, "Fire Lake," into the Top 10. The easy-rock sound was becoming a trademark for Seger and would be the basis for most of his biggest hits.

ReduxReview:  This is a terrific Seger song. It is easy, breezy, and quite a pretty tune. And as it gets toward the end, it turns quite majestic in a way. You can visualize mountains, lakes, wild horses running, and an eagle flying...and a Ford F-150 speeding down a dirt road...love it!

ReduxRating:  8/10

Trivia:  The "Against the Wind" album was nominated for three Grammy Awards in 1981. The group won a Grammy for Best Rock Vocal Group and the artwork won for Best Album Package. They were also nominated for Best Pop Vocal Group as well.

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