Classic Cuts

WCSX Classic Cuts : You Can't Always Get What You Want

WCSX Classic Cuts The Rolling Stones: "You Can't Always Get What You Want" The Hook: Al Kooper played on lots of Bob Dylan tracks during the '60s, but only one by the Stones. Album: Let It Bleed Year: 1969 Writers: Mick Jagger and Keith Richards Stats: It was the B-side of the Stones' "Honky Tonk…

WCSX Classic Cuts : You Could Be Mine

WCSX Classic Cuts Guns n' Roses: "You Could Be Mine" The Hook: Written during the making of Appetite for Destruction but not recorded until the sessions for Use Your Illusion. Album: Use Your Illusion Two Year: 1991 Writers: Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin Stats: Peaked at number-29 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number-three on the Album Rock Tracks chart. Background: Although it ultimately appeared on Use Your Illusion Two, Guns n' Roses guitarist Slash recalls…

WCSX Classic Cuts : You Give Love a Bad Name

WCSX Classic Cuts Bon Jovi: "You Give Love a Bad Name" The Hook: Written by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora with Desmond Child on the first day the three ever wrote together. Year: 1986 Album: Slippery When Wet Writers: Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora and Desmond Child Stats: Topped the Billboard Hot 100 and…

WCSX Classic Cuts : You Got That Right

WCSX Classic Cuts 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…

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 : You Really Got Me

WCSX Classic Cuts The Kinks: "You Really Got Me" The Hook: It really got him confident. Album: You Really Got Me (U.S. title), in the U.K. their debut album was simply titled Kinks. Year: 1964 Writer: Ray Davies Stats: Peaked at number-seven on the Billboard Hot 100 (but topped the U.K. charts). Background: Ray Davies tells us that the process of making "You Really Got Me"…

WCSX Classic Cuts : You Really Got Me

WCSX Classic Cuts Van Halen: "You Really Got Me" The Hook: Van Halen work out The Kinks on their first single ever. Album: Van Halen Year: 1978 Writer: Ray Davies Stats: Peaked at number-36 on the Billboard Hot 100. The Background: When Van Halen released their debut album in 1978, they chose their cover of…

WCSX Classic Cuts : You're All I've Got Tonight

WCSX Classic Cuts The Cars: "You're All I've Got Tonight" The Hook: Elliot Easton used to solo on it in concert. Album: The Cars Year: 1978 Writer: Ric Ocasek Stats: Although never a single, it's been a rock radio staple since it was released. The Background: Along with "Just What I Needed," "You're All I've…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Your Song

WCSX Classic Cuts Elton John: "Your Song" The Hook: Bernie Taupin wrote the lyrics while eating breakfast, Elton added the music before lunch. Album: Elton John Year: 1970 Writers: Elton John and Bernie Taupin Stats: Peaked at number-eight on the Billboard Hot 100 Background: Elton John and Bernie Taupin's "Your Song" is one of rock's…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Mary Jane's Last Dance

WCSX Classic Cuts Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers: "Mary Jane's Last Dance" The Hook: Drummer Stan Lynch's last hurrah with the Heartbreakers. Keyboardist Benmont Tench calls his playing on it "astounding." Album: Greatest Hits Year: 1993 Writer: Tom Petty Stats: Topped Billboard's Album Rock Tracks chart and peaked at number-14 on its Hot 100 singles…