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Old Time Rock And Roll by Bob Seger

Released by Bob Seger in 1978
From the Album: Stranger In Town |

This version of Old Time Rock And Roll By Bob Seger was released by Bob Seger in 1978.

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There’s a ton of reasons why Old Time Rock & Roll belongs on every playlist that dares to call itself a list of the most popular singalong songs.  The 1978 song by Bob Seger is the most recognizable song out of his entire discography; if you grab a random person off the street (we don’t recommend testing this yourself) and make them listed to the first eight notes of piano on the song, they will know what song it leads into. Since you’re bothering strangers, they may not jump immediately into song with the notes. Either way, the song is really recognizable, and you can take Decade Lyrics’ word for it.

Why’s the song a huge singalong song? The song was dropped into Risky Business with a young Tom Cruise singing it in his underwear. It became so popular that it is often the official theme song used by classic rock radio stations that still exist.

General popularity, placement in major movies with major stars singing it,  and an easy-to-sing tune with easy lyrics at a relatively singable pace makes Old Time Rock and Roll a drunken karaoke favorite both in the USA and abroad.

Here’s the lyrics.

Just take those old records off the shelf
I’ll sit and listen to ’em by myself
Today’s music aln ‘t got the same soul
I like that old time rock ‘n’ roll
Don’t try to take me to a disco
You’ll never even get me out on the
In ten minutes I’ll be late for the door
I like that old time rock’n’ roll

Still like that old time rock’n’ roll
That kind of music just soothes the soul
I reminisce about the days of old
With that old time rock ‘n’ roll
Won’t go to hear them play a tango
I’d rather hear some blues or funky old soul
There’s only sure way to get me to go
Start playing old time rock ‘n’ roll
Call me a relic, call me what you will
Say I’m old-fashioned, say I’m over the hill
Today’ music ain’t got the same soul
I like that old time rock ‘n’ roll

Still like that old time rock’n’ roll
That kind of music just soothes the soul
I reminisce about the days of old
With that old time rock ‘n’ roll


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Bob Seger has released many songs over the years besides Old Time Rock And Roll By Bob Seger. Bob Seger released songs from 1969 to 2006 spanning across albums like Ramblin' Gamblin' Man, Noah, Mongrel, Brand New Morning, Smokin' O.P.'s, Back In '72, Seven, Beautiful Loser, Night Moves, Live Bullet, Stranger In Town, Against The Wind, Nine Tonight, The Distance, Like A Rock, The Fire Inside, Greatest Hits, It's A Mystery, Greatest Hits 2, and Face The Promise. Decade Lyrics has over lyrics & songs by Bob Seger.

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When you decide to study the lyrics to Old Time Rock And Roll By Bob Seger, you're looking at the words, verses and background chorus from the 1978 song by Bob Seger. Some of the lyrics to Old Time Rock And Roll By Bob Seger have clear meanings and some contain metaphorical references. Like most songs, only Bob Seger and their collaborators know the full story behind any of the their songs.

You can understand the lyrics to Old Time Rock And Roll By Bob Seger if you take apart the structure of the words. The word "lyric" itself derives from the Latin word lyricus, with the actual English word lyrics applied to the definition "words set to music" listed in Stainer and Barrett's 1876 Dictionary of Musical Terms. Continuing the chain, the Latin word lyricus derives from the Greek word λυρικός or lyrikós. This somewhat means "poetry accompanied by the lyre" or "words set to music." You can easily see that by looking at the background of the word lyric, that the "lyrics to Old Time Rock And Roll By Bob Seger" means the words set to the music of Old Time Rock And Roll By Bob Seger, or poetry accompanied by the lyre played by Bob Seger. The singular form "lyric" is still used to mean the complete words to a song. However, the singular form lyric is also commonly used to refer to a specific line (or phrase) within a song's lyrics. Hence, by this analysis of word structure, you could say that the lyric to Old Time Rock And Roll By Bob Seger and the lyrics to Old Time Rock And Roll By Bob Seger are both one and the same thing. None of this talk about the word Lyrics is really relevant to fans of Bob Seger who came here looking just for the lyrics to Old Time Rock And Roll By Bob Seger, but we feel it is still fun to learn what's behind commonly used words and lyrics in songs.

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