UNSPECIFIED - JANUARY 01: Photo of BAD COMPANY; Event:, Artist: Bad Company (Photo by Gems/Redferns)

WCSX Classic Cuts

Bad Company: “Movin’ On”

The Hook: A road song with words written in a Chuck Berry-inspired style.

Album: Bad Company

Year: 1974

Writer: Mick Ralphs

Stats: Peaked at number-19 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Background: “Movin’ On” was the second single off Bad Company’s multi-platinum debut album. Guitarist Mick Ralphs, who wrote it, says there’s no big story behind it.

Bad Company guitarist Mick Ralphs on writing “Movin’ On.” OC:…and leaving. :20

“On the road song. I’ve always liked Chuck Berry for his lyrics. His words sound good. I mean, certain lyrics you can write down on paper and they just don’t sound right when you sing them. And rock songs, I tend to write words that sound right being sung, y’know. And that’s just about being on tour, really, that whole song. Y’know, getting up and moving, packing your bags and leaving.”