Classic Cuts

WCSX Classic Cuts : Heartache Tonight

WCSX Classic Cuts Eagles: "Heartache Tonight" The Hook: Glenn Frey had always wanted the Eagles to do a shuffle. Album: The Long Run Year: 1979 Writers: Don Henley, Glenn Frey, Bob Seger and J.D. Souther Stats: Topped the Billboard Hot 100 Background: Although it eventually took four writers to complete it, Glenn Frey tells us…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Tunnel of Love

WCSX Classic Cuts Bruce Springsteen: "Tunnel of Love" The Hook: Nils came for a visit and decided to play. Album: Tunnel of Love Year: 1987 Writer: Bruce Springsteen Stats: Topped Billboard's Album Rock Tracks chart and peaked at number-nine on the Hot 100. Background: Guitarist Nils Lofgren recalls visiting Bruce Springsteen's home during a long…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Cinnamon Girl

WCSX Classic Cuts Neil Young and Crazy Horse: Cinnamon Girl The Hook: The drummer kept looking for his cinnamon girl, but she didn't show up for about five years -- and then only for four days. Album: Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere Year: 1969 Writer: Neil Young Stats: Peaked at number-55 on the Billboard Hot…

WCSX Classic Cuts : The One I Love

WCSX Classic Cuts R.E.M: The One I Love Hook: One verse times three equals success. Released: 1987 Album: Document Writers: R.E.M. Stats: This was R.E.M.'s first Top 10 hit, peaking at number-nine on the Billboard Hot 100. Background: Though many people mistook the almost-identical three verses on R.E.M.'s "The One I Love" for a love…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Black Magic Woman

WCSX Classic Cuts Santana: "Black Magic Woman" The Hook: Even though his part was kept simple, Santana's drummer loved playing it live. Album: Abraxas Year: 1970 Writer: Peter Green Stats: Peaked at number-four on the Billboard Hot 100 Background: Santana's version of "Black Magic Woman" is considerably different than the original one by its writer,…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Who'll Stop the Rain

WCSX Classic Cuts Creedence Clearwater Revival: "Who'll Stop the Rain" The Hook: A rare Creedence song on which all four band members actually sang. Album: Cosmo's Factory Year: 1970 Writer: John Fogerty Stats: A double-A-sided single with "Travelin' Band," it reached number-two on the Billboard Hot 100. Background: Creedence Clearwater Revival were so hot in…

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 : I Want to Hold Your Hand

WCSX Classic Cuts The Beatles: "I Want to Hold Your Hand" The Hook: A week before their arrival in America, they were in France when they found out it had become their first U.S. number-one. Album: Meet the Beatles Year: Released as a U.S. single December 26th, 1963 and on album January 20th, 1964 Writers:…

WCSX Classic Cuts : I Want You to Want Me

WCSX Classic Cuts Cheap Trick: "I Want You to Want Me" The Hook: What's wrong with a song that makes you smile? Album: Cheap Trick at Budokan Year: 1979 Writer: Rick Nielsen Stats: The studio version was the first single from Cheap Trick's 1977 album, In Color. It didn't chart in the U.S., but went…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Wild Horse

WCSX Classic Cuts The Rolling Stones: "Wild Horses" The Hook: Take these horses and write me some verses, Mick. Album: Sticky Fingers Year: 1971 Writers: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards Stats: Peaked at number-28 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Background: As with "Satisfaction" before it, Keith started the song, then handed it off to…