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WEST PALM BEACH, FL - MAY 29: Founding members Simon Kirke (drums) and Paul Rogers (Lead Singer) of Bad Company perform during Joe Walsh & Bad Company One Hell Of A Night Tour - at Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre on May 29, 2016 in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Rick Diamond/Getty Images)

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Bad Company: “Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy”

The Hook: Drummer Simon Kirke says singer Paul Rodgers wrote it after a night where he “got very out of it.”

Year: 1979

Album: Desolation Angels

Writer: Paul Rodgers

Stats: The biggest hit off Bad Co’s fifth album, it peaked at number-13 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Background: Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke recalls the circumstances that inspired singer Paul Rodgers to write “Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy.”

Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke on what inspired singer Paul Rodgers to write “Rock ‘n’ Roll Fantasy.” OC:…we did. :15

“He got very out of it one night and I think he had very nice dreams or nightmares or whatever, and the next day expressed it in this rather weird song, but a very driving song and one of the most popular songs that we did.”