Classic Cuts

WCSX Classic Cuts : Another Park, Another Sunday

WCSX Classic Cuts The Doobie Brothers: "Another Park, Another Sunday" The Hook: The FM rock favorite was prevented from being a bigger pop hit because a line in it was perceived in Texas as too negative. Album: What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits Year: 1974 Writer: Tom Johnston Stats: Peaked at number-32 the Billboard…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Saturday Night Special

WCSX Classic Cuts Lynyrd Skynyrd: "Saturday Night Special" The Hook: The demo was recorded with a drummer who was auditioning for the band, but would soon officially join. Album: Nuthin' Fancy Year: 1975 Writers: Ed King and Ronnie Van Zant Stats: Peaked at number-27 on the Billboard Hot 100. Background: Guitarist Ed King co-wrote Lynyrd…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll

WCSX Classic Cuts Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: "Anything That's Rock 'n' Roll" The Hook: They were inspired to write a song about rock'n'roll by KISS's success with "Rock 'n' Roll All Night." Album: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers Year: 1976 Writer: Tom Petty and Mike Campbell Stats: Not released as a single here in…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Crazy on You

WCSX Classic Cuts Heart: "Crazy on You" The Hook: Nancy said she was sick when she first heard Ann's lyrics -- but not because she didn't like them. Album: Dreamboat Annie Year: 1976 Writers: Ann Wilson and Nancy Wilson Stats: Peaked at number-35 on the Billboard Hot 100 Background: "Crazy on You" was Heart's first…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Bad Company

WCSX Classic Cuts Bad Company: "Bad Company" The Hook: London boys pretend they're bad-asses out of a spaghetti western. Year: 1973 Album: Bad Company Writers: Simon Kirke and Paul Rodgers Stats: Released as the third single from BadCo's debut album, it didn't chart in America but got plenty of FM rock radio airplay. Background: Bad…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Back in the Saddle

WCSX Classic Cuts Aerosmith: "Back in the Saddle" The Hook: Put on headphones and listen to the sounds you can make with a guitar cable and four expensive microphones. Album: Rocks Year: 1977 Writers: Steven Tyler and Joe Perry Stats: Peaked at number-38 on the Billboard Hot 100 Background: One of the highlights of "Back…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Piano Man

WCSX Classic Cuts Billy Joel: "Piano Man" The Hook: John the bartender from "Piano Man" was a Westerner who reminded Billy of Tom Selleck. Album: Piano Man Year: 1973 Writer: Billy Joel Stats: Joel's first single, it peaked at number-25 on the Billboard Hot 100. Background: Billy Joel's "Piano Man" came out of his experiences…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Beast of Burden

WCSX Classic Cuts The Rolling Stones: "Beast of Burden" The Hook: Not one of the easy ones. Album: Some Girls Year: 1978 Writers: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards Stats: Peaked at number-eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Background: Keith Richards came up with the music for "Beast of Burden," but says it took him a…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Whole Lotta Love

WCSX Classic Cuts Led Zeppelin: "Whole Lotta Love" The Hook: Weird sounds bouncing from one speaker to the other -- how did he do it? Album: Led Zeppelin II Year: 1969 Writers: John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Willie Dixon Stats: Reached number-four on the Billboard Hot 100 Background: The song…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Run Like Hell

WCSX Classic Cuts Pink Floyd: "Run Like Hell" The Hook: The late Rick Wright felt that instrumentally it was one of the most powerful songs that the band ever did. Album: The Wall Year: 1979 Writers: David Gilmour and Roger Waters Stats: Released a few years before Billboard began their rock radio chart, it was…