Classic Cuts

WCSX Classic Cuts : It's My Life

WCSX Classic Cuts Bon Jovi: "It's My Life" The Hook: Jon Bon Jovi says fans took the song away from him and made it their own. Year: 2000 Album: Crush Writers: Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Max Martin Stats: Peaked at number-33 on the Billboard Hot 100 Background: Despite its never becoming a huge…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Oh, Pretty Woman

WCSX Classic Cuts Roy Orbison: "Oh, Pretty Woman" The Hook: He played a show with The Beatles in 1963 and went to number-one with "Pretty Woman" during the height of the British Invasion a year later. Album: Orbisongs Year: 1964 (single), 1965 (album) Writers: Roy Orbison and Bill Dees Stats: Topped the Billboard Hot 100.…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Hot Blooded

WCSX Classic Cuts Foreigner: "Hot Blooded" The Hook: I smell something burning... Album: Double Vision Year: 1978 Writers: Lou Gramm and Mick Jones Stats: Peaked at number-three on the Billboard Hot 100. Background: Lou Gramm's words to "Hot Blooded" may have some personal meaning to him, but guitarist Mick Jones explains that when the music…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Prove It All Night

WCSX Classic Cuts Bruce Springsteen: "Prove It All Night" The Hook: The Big Man felt that you've got to keep proving that you've got it every day of your life. Album: Darkness on the Edge of Town Year: 1978 Writer: Bruce Springsteen Stats: Peaked at number-33 on theBillboard Hot 100, but a staple at album…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Perfect Strangers

WCSX Classic Cuts Deep Purple: "Perfect Strangers" The Hook: Bassist Roger Glover says he's really proud to have been involved in a song he feels is "completely original." Album: Perfect Strangers Year: 1984 Writers: Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Gillan and Roger Glover Stats: Peaked at number-12 on Billboard's Top Rock Tracks chart. Background: Deep Purple bassist…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Southbound

WCSX Classic Cuts The Allman Brothers Band: "Southbound" The Hook: Gregg Allman calls it "a good get-down boogie song." Year: 1973 Album: Brothers and Sisters Writer: Dickey Betts Stats: Never released as a single, but became a staple on album rock radio. Background: Gregg Allman sings lead on the Dickey Betts song "Southbound" from the…

WCSX Classic Cuts : All Things Must Pass

WCSX Classic Cuts George Harrison: "All Things Must Pass" The Hook: Thought to be about the demise of The Beatles, George called a "very philosophical thing.". Year: 1970 Writer: George Harrison Stats: Never released as a single, it continues to be played on classic rock radio. Background: George Harrison titled his first post-Beatles solo release…

WCSX Classic Cuts : You Make Loving Fun

WCSX Classic Cuts Fleetwood Mac: "You Make Loving Fun" The Hook: He made her laugh again. Album: Rumours Year: 1977 Writer: Christine McVie Stats: Peaked at number-nine on the Billboard Hot 100. Background: The rumours were true. By the time they started recording the Rumours album, although still officially married, Fleetwood Mac's John McVie and…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Gimme Shelter

WCSX Classic Cuts The Rolling Stones: "Gimme Shelter" The Hook: Keith Richards wrote most of it, then handed it off to Mick Jagger to finish. Album: Let It Bleed Year: 1969 Writers: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards Stats: Never released as a single, but an all-time classic Stones cut that lent its title to the…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Ready for Love

WCSX Classic Cuts Bad Company: "Ready for Love" The Hook: A song so nice, it was cut twice -- with two different bands. Album: Bad Company Year: 1974 Writer: Mick Ralphs Stats: Album track from both Mott the Hoople's All the Young Dudes and Bad Company's Bad Company. Background: When he started Bad Company, guitarist…