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Boston: “Don’t Look Back”
The Hook: A godsend for bandleader Tom Scholz.
Album: Don’t Look Back
Writer: Tom Scholz
Stats: Peaked at number-four on the Billboard Hot 100
Background: “Don’t Look Back” was more than just the title track of Boston’s second album. It was the first single from the follow-up to a debut album that had already sold more than six million. Tom Scholz explains how important it really was to him.
Boston guitarist Tom Scholz on writing “Don’t Look Back.” OC:…that way. :19
“’Don’t Look Back’ was the last song that I finished for the Don’t Look Back album, which was a godsend, because I knew that I did not have the song I needed for that record. It just all happened one night. The whole song came to me – chorus, verse and so forth. It usually doesn’t happen that way.”