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WCSX Classic Cuts : I Don't Know

WCSX Classic Cuts Ozzy Osbourne: "I Don't Know" The Hook: Ozzy says he knew when heard Randy Rhoads' guitar solo on "I Don't Know" that it had to be a winner. Album: Blizzard of Ozz Year: 1980 Writers: Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads and Bob Daisley Stats: The lead-off track on Blizzard of Ozz wasn't a…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Money

WCSX Classic Cuts Pink Floyd: "Money" The Hook: Roger Waters claims that having his wife at a pottery studio next to his music studio came in handy in creating the song's signature sound effects. Album: The Dark Side of the Moon Year: 1973 Writer: Roger Waters Stats: Peaked at number-13 on the Billboard Hot 100…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Tush

WCSX Classic Cuts ZZ Top: "Tush" The Hook: Straight from their soundcheck to you. Album: Fandango! Year: 1975 Writers: Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard Stats: Peaked at number-20 the Billboard Hot 100. The Background: Bassist Dusty Hill, who sings "Tush, explains how it stands out from the rest of the songs ZZ Top…

WCSX Classic Cuts : No One to Depend On

WCSX Classic Cuts Santana: "No One to Depend On" The Hook: They composed it during rehearsals for TV's The Bell Telephone Hour and played it on the show. Album: Santana III Year: 1971 Writers: Michael Carabello, Gregg Rolie, Coke Escovedo Stats: Peaked at number-36 on the Billboard Hot 100 Background: Carlos Santana tells us that "No One to Depend On" grew out of an appearance by the band…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Hello It's Me

WCSX Classic Cuts Todd Rundgren: "Hello It's Me" The Hook: The first song he ever wrote was about his first high school breakup -- reversed from what actually happened. Album: Nazz version: Nazz, solo version: Something/Anything Year: Nazz version: 1968, solo version: 1972 Writer: Todd Rundgren Stats: Nazz version peaked at number-66 on the Billboard Hot 100; solo version peaked at number-five on the Billboard Hot 100.…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Magic Bus

WCSX Classic Cuts The Who: "Magic Bus" The Hook: Pete Townshend wrote the song because he had nothing better to do. Album: The studio version was included on The Who's fourth American album, a studio record oddly titled Magic Bus: The Who on Tour. Ironically, the version most people know is the concert version from Live at Leeds. Years: Studio version -…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Animal

WCSX Classic Cuts Def Leppard: "Animal" The Hook: It means a lot to them because it was their first British Top 10 single. Album: Hysteria Year: 1987 Writers: Joe Elliott, Steve Clark, Phil Collen, Rick Savage and Robert John "Mutt" Lange Stats: Peaked at number-five on Billboard's Album Rock Tracks chart and number-19 on the…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Shakin'

WCSX Classic Cuts Eddie Money: "Shakin'" The Hook: Hearing the song makes him think about his co-star in its music video, Apollonia Kotero. Album: No Control Year: 1982 Writers: Eddie Money, Elizabeth Myers and Ralph Carter Stats: Peaked at number-nine on Billboard's Top Tracks chart and number-63 on the Hot 100. Background: The Eddie Money…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Feelin' Satisfied

WCSX Classic Cuts Boston: "Feelin' Satisfied" The Hook: A song that audiences really responded to. Album: Don't Look Back Year: 1978 Writer: Tom Scholz Stats: Peaked at number-46 on the Billboard Hot 100. Background: Years after it was recorded, singer Brad Delp was very satisfied by what happened after the song was released. In a…

WCSX Classic Cuts : Time for Me to Fly

WCSX Classic Cuts REO Speedwagon: "Time for Me to Fly" The Hook: Kevin Cronin wrote the verses for it years before he wrote the chorus. Year: 1978 Album: You Can Tune a Piano, but You Can't Tuna Fish Writer: Kevin Cronin Stats: While it peaked at number-56 on the Billboard Hot 100, it actually became…