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HONOLULU, HI - OCTOBER 22: Musician Rickey Medlocke, Mark Matejka and Gary Rossington of Lynyrd Skynyrd perform onstage during "Spike's Rock the Troops" event held at Joint Base Pearl Harbor - Hickam on October 22, 2016 in Honolulu, Hawaii. "Spike's Rock the Troops" will premiere on December 13 at 9 PM, ET/PT on Spike. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Spike)

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Lynyrd Skynyrd: “You Got That Right”

The Hook: Ronnie Van Zant and Steve Gaines both wrote and sang it together.

Album: Street Survivors

Year: 1977

Writers: Steve Gaines and Ronnie Van Zant

Stats: Peaked at number-69 on the Billboard Hot 100

Background: Lynyrd Skynyrd’s fifth studio album, Street Survivors, would prove to be the last for Ronnie Van Zant, new guitarist Steve Gaines and his sister Cassie, who sang backing vocals. The three of them died in the tragic plane crash that took place just three days after the album was released. Former drummer Artimus Pyle recalls a song that strongly bears their stamp, “You Got That Right.”

Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle on “You Got That Right.” OC:…Steve’s vocals. :25

“’You Got That Right,’ of course, was written by Steve Gaines. He and Ronnie sang it together. I love that, because Steve Gaines, I’ll have to tell you, was one special human being. He was always playing his guitar, walking around the hotel with it on. We kidded him about sleeping with it. Steve was just a real great person. One of my very favorite tunes. I love the energy of the song, I love some of the things I was able to do on drums and I love Ronnie and Steve’s vocals.”